The booty business is booming. Although Jennifer Lopez received that most hype, there are plenty of other women in Hollywood and in every nook and cranny on the face of this earth with pleasantly plumped bottoms. Brazil claims to be the birthplace of creating beautiful buttocks. Buttock implants have been popular among the natives and worth the trip for tourists that also wished to maximize, minimize or re-shape.
ASAPS (America Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) estimate a total of nearly 4000 butt implants were performed between the years of 2003 and 2004. This count of “bottom” feeding skyrocketed within months and became just as or more popular than breast implants. Coincidently, just like breast implants many of the patients are seeking a more sumptuous rear-end, increased confidence and obviously a new beginning being that the highest percentage are 35 years of age and up.
Surgeons and collective legions of surgeons insist that most patients understand that plastic surgery should not be thought of as an easy route to perfection but viewed as improvement. And although all will boast and brag of their accomplishments and successful procedures, they will also encourage someone who is considering butt augmentation surgery, to shop around. All surgeons do not perform this surgery, regularly. You should search for a surgeon that does at least one butt implant surgery per week.
Types of Procedures Being Performed
Fat Transfer Injections
During this procedure, fat is extracted from one body part and then injected into the layers of your buttocks.
This procedure is simple because the body will not reject its own fat in which liposuction is used to remove fat from back, thighs, tummy or hips. The final results of this procedure can not full determined until the recovery period because there is no way to know how much fat will be absorbed. Sometimes it is necessary to undergo multiple procedures to achieve the desired shape and size.
Implants are solid silicone inserts that are placed between the cheeks, below the gluteus muscles, and above the pelvic bone. This so it will not move. This procedure is suggested for smaller boned patients because there is usually not enough fat to extract from their bodies for the latter procedure.
Risks and Complications
Now there is the regular pain and stiffness that should be expected following any surgery for anything. Most patients are prescribed something for the pain, antibiotics and inflammatory medications. If you have heard that butt implants could shift, well yes, they can go awry and cause the butt to look lop-sided. There is also a possibility of the implants rupturing but consider this a rare occurrence and don’t let it affect your decision.
There is a host of people who would get cosmetic procedures if only they had an extra $5000 lying around. The range for most butt augmentation procedures is between $3000-$1000. Start your budget at about $4000 to be safe. There is also an option to finance. Just like a car or house, you can put your booty on a payment plan.
The Legwork That Must Be Done…Research, Research, and More Research
Word of Mouth for Your Butt
It is very natural and heavily suggested to ask for references. There are patients who have happily agreed to share their experiences. Ask for testimonials, direct contacts or to see a sample of the procedure being performed. This is sure to help solidify your decision.
Know What You Want
This is not one of those things where you go to a doctor, pick a butt you like, buy it and leave the office. According to your height, weight and body type, seek out shape and size that would compliment you. Pictures of what you like would be great, wonderful even. Draw one if you have to. Present this to the surgeon that you are considering so that you are both on the same page. Divulge all information concerning your current state of health including medications you are taking, your diet and exercise regimen and what you are expecting from the surgery.
What’s Up Doc?
Your preferred surgeon should, explain the options thoroughly. ALL of the question marks in your head, should be answered before you swipe your credit card. What it will cost? Is financing offered? What procedure he/she thinks will be best for you? What type of anesthesia will be used? What happens during the procedure? Who assists in the surgery? What to expect during recovery? What are the risk/complications? What will happen when you come back into the office after the surgery has healed and settled?
Most plastic surgery veterans will tell you to find out as much as you can and to not think of any question as a stupid. It’s your body and you cannot afford to be an experiment. All plastic surgery is a life decision and should not b e approached as just something to do.
The process is similar to sculpting and the best surgeons are the sculptures. You just need to see the body sculpting before and after pictures for yourself to believe it.