Butt Implants

The Ultimate Guide to Butt Implants

Last fact-checked: 14 September 2020

If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your bottom, butt implants can help you achieve an hour-glass figure, giving you an enviable, pert derriere and a more curvaceous look.

To make savings of up to 70%, take a look at this butt lift review and book your surgery at one of Medical Departures' quality-checked clinics in dozens of destinations across the world. 

Am I Suitable for Butt Implants?

Typically, slender women opt to have butt implants as they may not have enough body fat for a grafting or fat transfer procedure, which is also known as a Brazilian butt llft. However, you don’t actually have to be thin to have butt implants; provided you have realistic expectations, are reasonably healthy and want a fuller, more rounded appearance, you may be a suitable candidate.

What Does the Procedure for Butt Implants Involve?

There are a number of aspects that you and your surgeon will need to discuss and decide upon prior to the surgery. These include:

  • Type of Implants: As with breast implants, butt implants come in a variety of shapes and with different fillings. Your surgeon will discuss the different possibilities with you, and what the pros and cons are of each one.

  • Incision Location: Your surgeon will want to ensure any scarring is kept to the minimal, and again, there are a number of options which will be explained to you.

  • Implant Placement: Implants may be placed above or below the muscle, and where it is placed may be up to your own surgeon’s preferences. However, it is worth discussing this before surgery.

  • Liposuction: Some surgeons may combine liposuction with the butt implants procedure as they feel it gives a better look and contour, so it is worth asking your surgeon about this as well.

The actual butt implant procedure can be carried out on an outpatient basis so you usually won’t have to stay in hospital overnight. The procedure usually takes around an hour, or 90 minutes if liposuction is being used as well.

After the anesthetic is administered and incision(s) are made, pockets are created in each butt cheek using the existing muscle and tissues. The implants are inserted and the pockets stitched closed to hold the implant in place. If liposuction is being performed, it will be done after the implants are inserted, and through different, smaller incisions.

What Is the Recovery Time for Butt Implants?

The following are all considerations for your post-surgery recovery:

  • Immediately after surgery, you will need to wear a support garment for two to three weeks.

  • You will feel bruised and stiff, and will find it more comfortable to lie on your stomach, rather than sit, for a few days.

  • You will be encouraged to walk around as much as you can as this helps to ease swelling, which will speed up the recovery process.

  • You will need to take things gently for a week or two, but gradually you will begin to feel less stiff.

  • You should avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting for six weeks; it will take around three months for all the swelling to go down and for the implants to settle.

How Much Can I Expect to Save by Going Abroad for Butt Implants?

Although prices vary depending on where you travel, you should be able to save between 50% and 70% when booking with Medical Departures (compared to average prices at home). For instance:

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