Male Buttock Augmentation
Buttock augmentation using gluteal implants is growing in popularity among both women and men who want to enhance the appearance of their behind. Buttock implants help patients with underdeveloped buttocks to achieve a more proportionate figure. While female buttock augmentation can help women achieve shapelier curves, male buttock augmentation helps men with flat or poorly developed buttocks to attain a more enhanced and muscular shape in that area.
Candidates for Male Buttock Augmentation
A good candidate for male buttock augmentation is any man who is unhappy with the appearance of his bottom and desires fuller, shapelier buttocks. Many body-builders seek buttock augmentation if they are unable to develop gluteal muscles in proportion with the rest of their bodies.
Candidates for male buttock implants must also be in good physical and psychological health, and are typically at least 18 years of age. Patients considering butt implants should have realistic expectations and be aware that the procedure is intended for aesthetic enhancement, not perfection. You should discuss the desired results with your surgeon to ensure that your goals can be successfully achieved through surgery.
The Buttock Augmentation Procedure
Buttock implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to best fit each patient’s body type and desired goal. The implants are made of soft silicone, which provides a firm, smooth and natural feel. The buttock augmentation procedure takes about two to three hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
The incisions for the buttock implants are made inconspicuously, either in the crease between the buttocks or where the butt cheek meets the back of the thigh. Your surgeon will then create pockets large enough to place the buttock implants. Buttock implants can be placed either above or below the muscle, depending on the size, shape, and position of the implant needed to produce the desired curve of the butt. The implants are placed away from important nerves as well as the bony area on which you sit. The upper and outer regions of the butt become rounder and firmer once the implants are in place. The incisions are then closed and a compression garment is applied to minimize postoperative swelling.
Buttock Augmentation Recovery
After buttock augmentation with gluteal implants, patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks in order to maximize results. During this time, compression garments may be worn to reduce swelling. Patients may experience some pain, bruising, and swelling after the procedure. This discomfort is generally mild, and may be relieved by prescription painkillers. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation and are able to resume all normal activities within one month. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.
Results of Buttock Implants
When performed by an experienced surgeon using the proper techniques, buttock augmentation is a highly successful and permanent procedure that enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a firmer, shapelier look. Many men report that their clothes fit better and that they feel more attractive and confident after receiving buttock implants.
Risks and Complications
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with a buttock augmentation with implants. Although complications are rare, they may include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and damage to nerves or muscles. Additionally, one or both buttock implants may shift after they have been placed, causing the buttocks to be asymmetrical. Occasionally, a repeat operation may be necessary to achieve the desired results. The buttock augmentation procedure also stretches tissue and may cause pain, particularly when placed beneath the muscle. This pain can typically be managed with medication and should improve with time.
It is important to note that you can reduce the risk of complication by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, and by carefully following your surgeon’s postoperative instructions.