Buttock augmentation improves the contour, size and shape of the buttocks.
If you’re interested in enhancing your curves and achieving a more voluptuous figure, buttock augmentation may be the solution you’ve been searching for. This treatment involves the insertion of silicone implants to increase the volume and roundness of your buttocks.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to offer this transformative procedure to individuals in Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and beyond. Contact us today to book your consultation.
What is Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the shape, size, and contour of your buttocks. Solid-silicone gluteal implants in the size of your choosing are inserted into the upper part of each buttock, giving you a fuller, rounder appearance. Sutures are placed to minimize visible scarring.
- Improved body proportions
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Fuller, rounder buttocks
- Long-lasting results
Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Surgery?
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, you’re in skilled hands with our board-certified plastic surgeons, multi-award-winning Dr. Thomas McFadden and Dr. Peter Felice. We serve patients from Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and even attract clients from cities like Charlotte and Atlanta.
With a focus on individualized treatment plans and the latest in cosmetic procedures, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery is well-established as a leading provider of cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetic treatments in the Upstate. By choosing our clinic, you can be assured of receiving the highest level of care from your initial consultation through your recovery.
Ideal Candidates for Buttock Augmentation
Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65, at or near their ideal weight, and in good health can be good candidates for buttock augmentation. The procedure can address:
- Flat or poorly defined buttocks
- Lack of volume due to aging or weight loss
- Asymmetry between the two buttocks
Contraindications for this treatment include medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Patients with high levels of skin ptosis (sagging) may require skin excision surgery in addition to implants in order to achieve the desired effect. If you are pregnant, you should wait before getting implants or other forms of cosmetic surgery.
Before & Afters
Immediately after your buttock augmentation, you’ll notice a fuller, more rounded appearance.
It’s important to note that the implants will initially feel firm and settle in a high position. Over time, the implants will begin to soften and settle to a more desirable position.
As any post-surgical swelling subsides, the true shape and contour will become more evident. At about the 6-week mark, the buttocks will begin to take on a more settled appearance.
What to Expect at Your Buttock Augmentation Surgery
Getting gluteal implants is a major surgery requiring preparation and an extensive recovery period. Here’s an idea of what you can expect:
The first step is the consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this meeting, you will discuss your surgical goals, medical history, and lifestyle. Dr. McFadden or Dr. Felice will evaluate your general health status and take detailed body measurements. They’ll assess the size of your pelvis, your height, and your desired degree of augmentation, and discuss the best course of treatment for you. It’s crucial to be completely candid during this consultation to ensure the success and safety of the procedure.
To ensure the safety and success of the procedure, you’ll need to take a few steps in the weeks leading up to surgery.
Stop smoking at least six weeks before the surgery. Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, which can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications. This includes all forms of nicotine, such as e-cigarettes and nicotine gum.
Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and any medications that affect blood clotting as they can increase bleeding. It’s recommended to stop these medications and supplements at least two weeks before the surgery.
You may be asked to get a blood test as part of the preoperative evaluation. If you come down with a cold, fever, rash, or any new medical problem close to your surgery date, you should notify your surgeon immediately.
Day of surgery
Do not eat or drink after midnight the day before your butt augmentation surgery. If your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following the procedure.
The day of your surgery, we’ll review your goals and the surgical plan. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll receive anesthesia; depending on your health, the specifics of the procedure, and your comfort and preferences, this may be general anesthesia, intravenous sedation (twilight anesthesia) or an epidural.
Your surgeon will then make incisions at predetermined locations chosen according to your anatomy and preferences. These incisions may be placed at the top of each upper buttock or the bottoms of the gluteal creases, or a single incision may be made placed down the center of the sacrum.
Next, a silicone implant specially made for the buttocks is inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side. The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon’s recommendations.
The incisions are then closed with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape to close the skin.
Downtime after buttock augmentation varies among individuals, but here’s a general timeline:
2–3 Days Following Surgery: Moderate to severe pain and tenderness in the area is common and will be managed through pain medication. You should refrain from sitting down, bending over, or sleeping on their back until cleared to do so by your surgeon.
3–4 Weeks Following Surgery: Most bruising or swelling in the area should be resolved. The implants, however, may continue to feel firm and tight. You may be cleared to perform light to moderate exercise.
5–6 Weeks Following Surgery: Bruising and swelling to be mostly resolved, revealing the final results of the procedure. Surgeons usually clear patients to resume all forms of activity including strenuous exercise.
Throughout the recovery process, it’s crucial to follow all post-surgical instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a healthy recovery and optimal results. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Thomas McFadden will ensure that you’re healing properly and that the implants are settling as expected.
Cost of Buttock Augmentation in South Carolina
The cost of your buttock augmentation can vary depending on several factors such as the method used and the complexity of the procedure. Our practice is conveniently located in Greenville, South Carolina, and we offer competitive pricing. For a tailored quote, contact us.
Discover a range of aesthetic treatments to further enhance your beauty at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Greenville, South Carolina. Our treatments range from minimally invasive injections to surgical options tailored to meet your specific concerns.
- Body Contouring After Weight Loss: This surgical procedure removes excess sagging skin and fat caused by major weight loss.
- Botox Cosmetic: This popular injectable temporarily paralyzes muscle activity to smooth out wrinkles such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
- Dermal Fillers: Injectables like Juvederm and Radiesse contain hyaluronic acid and add volume and fullness to the skin. They’re ideal for treating wrinkles, enhancing lips, and restoring youthful volume to the face.
- Facelift Surgery: This surgical procedure tightens and removes excess facial skin to give a youthful appearance and address sagging skin, jowls, and deep creases.
- Tummy tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the stomach for smoother, tighter appearance.
Feel free to reach out to us for a consultation to find out which treatment would be most suited for your aesthetic goals.
Book Your Buttock Augmentation Consultation in Greenville, South Carolina
Ready to take the next step toward achieving the curves you desire? At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, we’re all about helping you look and feel your best. Situated in Greenville, SC, and serving a wide area including Anderson and Spartanburg, we invite you to schedule your consultation today.
What is the difference between fat transfer and implants in buttock augmentation?
Fat transfer, commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, involves grafting your own fat from other areas of your body to augment the buttocks. Implants, on the other hand, are silicone-based and are surgically inserted. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, we find that most people are better candidates for gluteal implantation.
How long do butt implants last?
Implants may last many years but will eventually require replacement or adjustment. Patients can usually expect their implants to last around 10 years.
Is buttock augmentation painful?
Most patients experience some discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. During the procedure, anesthesia is used to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free.
Can I combine buttock augmentation with other cosmetic procedures?
Yes, it’s common to combine buttock augmentation with other procedures such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, or breast augmentation. Combining procedures can be a cost-effective way to achieve your desired look in fewer surgical sessions.
Are there any risks associated with buttock augmentation?
As with any form of plastic surgery, there are some risks involved. A review of more than 500 procedures found the most common complications after surgery were wound opening, fluid accumulation, and implant palpability, i.e. the implant could be felt through the skin.
Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Thomas McFadden or Dr. Peter Felice can significantly minimize the risks of adverse effects. Should complications arise, an qualified surgeon will help ensure your smooth recovery.