Implants are an exciting addition to body contour surgery, explains Sydney cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson. With the popularity of Naomi Campbell on the catwalk and Jennifer Lopez as a fi...Continue Reading
Buttock Implants & Augmentation
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About The Procedure
Buttock implant surgery has become more popular for persons, both male and female, who have a flat butt and want to have a more muscular and or shapely posterior. Patients taking protease inhibitor medications also tend to present for this procedure as these medications have a tendency to flatten out the buttocks due to loss of fat around the gluteus maximus. This procedure that has long been commonly accepted in South America is now becoming increasingly sought after in countries such as the United States and Australia. Dr Hodgkinson is an expert at body implant surgery including buttock implants and has been performing this operation for over 20 years.
Types of Implants
Buttock implants are silicone implants both gel and firm. They can also be standard implants or customized depending upon the individual’s shape and result that they want to achieve. The desired look the patient wants to achieve needs to be fully discussed as this will affect not only the choice of implant but the placement of the implant as well. Quite frequently it is Asian women or aging athletic men who are concerned about their flat butt.
About the Procedure
The procedure is carried out by inserting the implant under the gluteus maximus muscle or the muscle fascia with the patient in the prone position under a light general aneasthesia as an outpatient. Fat injection for gluteal augmentation is unpredictable in shape and absorption and needs to be repeated and therefore is less desirable for a patient seeking a uniform aesthetic appearance with longevity.
Dr. Hodgkinson is impressed by the newer La Pena technique with natural projection and feel.
Dr Hodgkinson performs Buttock Implant surgery at his Sydney cosmetic clinic in Double Bay.
How Can I Make My Buttocks Bigger?
Everyone has a bottom of course but some people have a flat bottom with no shape or a very small bottom. A fuller bottom can give a woman a more feminine shape.
We also do implants on men—in men, a “flat butt” is an ageing butt. Implants can make the male buttocks look more in proportion with the rest of the body, especially if they have been exercising and building up the upper body.
The three main groups of patients I do are South American women with flat bottoms, Chinese women with small bottoms and gay male patients.
Some doctors have used injections of fat but the results can be quite unpredictable. I use implants made from solid silicone or cohesive gel. They come in either round or lozenge shape and in various sizes. The implant is inserted deep underneath the main muscle—the gluteus muscle (glute) via a small incision between the cheeks and the muscle.
The number of women seeking buttock implants is definitely increasing, particularly since the popularity of the American Latino singer, Jennifer Lopez. The pioneers of buttock implants were actually the South Americans, particularly the Brazilians and the Mexicans, where culturally generous buttocks are more popular than breast enhancement.
Before and After Buttock Implants by Dr Hodgkinson