Achieving the perfect curves and contours of the buttocks can be a challenge. You can exercise, lift weights, and eat healthily. However, it doesn't always give you the results that you desire. That's why many people turn to cosmetic surgery for help. Two of the most popular procedures are buttock implants and buttock lifts.
What exactly are the differences between these two surgeries? Can you benefit from both or just one? Let's dive in and find out.
Buttock implants, also known as gluteal augmentation or the Brazilian Butt Lift, are a type of cosmetic surgery designed to increase the size and shape of a person's buttocks. The surgery is performed using implants made from solid silicone inserted directly into the buttocks. The implants are typically placed in two columns along the midline of each buttock, with additional rows placed laterally to add volume and shape.
The type of implant used for the procedure is essential and should be selected based on the individual's anatomy. The implants can range from a standard silicone implant to a highly cohesive silicone implant. It is recommended that patients consult with their plastic surgeon to determine which type of implant will best suit their needs.
Standard Silicone Implants: These implants are composed of a soft, smooth silicone material. They are available in various sizes and shapes to custom-fit individual patient needs.
Highly Cohesive Silicone Implants: These implants are made of a firmer silicone material. They are designed to be more durable and provide a more uniform shape than standard silicone implants.
The difference between the two types of implants is that highly cohesive silicone implants are designed to maintain their shape better than standard silicone implants. The surgery usually takes an hour, and patients can expect to return to their regular activities within a few weeks.
A buttock lift is different from a buttock implant. A buttock lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin or excess fat from the buttocks, resulting in a tighter, more trimmed appearance. The surgery typically involves liposuction, where excess fat is removed from the area. The remaining skin is then pulled tightly over the underlying tissue to create a more contoured look.
The procedure is often combined with other body-contouring techniques such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, or thigh lift to further enhance the shape of the buttocks. A buttock lift can also be combined with an implant procedure for those who wish to have both implants and a lift.
Ideal candidates for a buttock lift are those who want to improve the shape, size, and contour of their buttocks but have sufficient body fat in the area to provide enough material for sculpting. Those who have sagging or drooping skin due to age, weight loss, or genetics can also benefit from the procedure. Additionally, those who have flat buttocks due to insufficient body fat can be good candidates for a buttock lift with implants.
Buttock implants and lifts differ in their approaches to achieving a firmer, more shapely butt. But implants are inserted beneath the skin and muscles of the buttocks, while a lift involves removing excess fat and sagging skin to create a tighter look. Implants can provide a more dramatic, fuller look compared to other butt-enhancement procedures, while lifts are better for those who want to improve the shape and contour of their buttocks without adding volume.
Ultimately, both buttock implant surgery and a buttock lift can provide a beautiful, more youthful look. Which option is best for you will depend on your individual anatomy and goals.
When choosing a cosmetic procedure to enhance the shape of your body, it can be difficult to decide which option is right for you. Before deciding on either a buttock implant or a buttock lift, it's important to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in both procedures.
At Shifrin Plastic Surgery, we specialize in body contouring procedures and use the most advanced techniques to ensure a safe and successful treatment. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shifrin, will take the time to listen to your goals and provide you with personalized recommendations for your procedure. He will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desired results.
If you're considering a buttock implant or a buttock lift, get in touch today and let us help you find the perfect procedure for your individual needs. Contact Shifrin Plastic Surgery today at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the body of your dreams.
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