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Buttock Augmentation and Butt implants


Buttock augmentation in cosmetic surgery terms is known as gluteoplasty or butt implants. It’s actually surgery designed to reshape the size of the buttocks. It provides a more firm and aesthetic appearance to the buttock. It is usually a tough job to change the buttock area by exercise or by any other weight reduction program and hence this surgery is the best option for enhancing the look of the buttock. Buttock augmentation involves the replacement of fat inside the body. That is fat from one part of the body is removed and injected to the buttock. The best part of this surgery is that it does not have any rejection in the body for the tissues are taken from the same body and there is no external element involved in the process. The fat is taken from those parts of the body which have extra fat such as the flank area or the thigh or the upper and lower part buttock. It leaves the buttock looking very natural. The fat which is removed from some other part of the body is processed and then injected to the buttock by the use of a special cannula. The cannula has very small diameter and thus leaves minimal scars on the body. The biggest challenge for the grafting is of the fat to survive at the place where it has been injected and is achieved by injecting small amount of fat each time into different layers. Whether the graft will survive or not is unpredictable. It has been noticed that whatever remains after three months actually stays permanently.  Buttock augmentation or Butt Implants has the least risk involved, but it is always advisable to consult an expert before getting it done.