Buttock Enhancement

Gluteal enhancement, also known as a butt lift or buttock enhancement, is a type of cosmetic surgery meant to change the contour, shape, and size of the butt. The procedure intends to enhance the tone of the buttock muscles. A well-known way of buttock enhancement is the Brazilian butt lift. This kind of augmentation has become increasingly popular. There are several FDA-approved techniques for recontouring the glutes, including liposuction, augmentation with fat taken from the patient's body with or without liposuction, and gluteal implants. The surgery you choose will depend on your body's needs. Some risks are associated with butt augmentation, and recovery can take up to a few months.

Yes Doctor’s Plastic Surgery Procedure Buttock Enhancement

What is Buttock Enhancement?

Over the last few years, the demand for plastic surgery to enhance the shape of the buttocks has grown. People in all cultures perceive a "beautiful butt" as an important factor in sexual attraction and beauty. Therefore, medical professionals must use the right techniques to meet the criteria of attractiveness that are accepted universally. The current procedures for buttock augmentation involve:

  • Buttock augmentation with implants 

  • Buttock augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers 

  • Buttock augmentation with autologous tissue flaps 

  • Buttock augmentation with autologous fat grafting 

  • Combined surgical approaches 

The suitable buttock enhancement technique for you is based on the following factors: 

  • Butt shape and size 

  • The amount of existing fat on your body available for use through liposuction 

  • Your goals and activity level 

  • Skin quality, elasticity, and the amount of extra skin 

Buttock Implant Procedure

The placement of silicone implants is one of the most popular methods for buttocks augmentation. The buttocks are regularly subject to shear and compressive stress much more than the breasts, so no wonder breast implant failure is a common and significant problem when used in the buttocks. Semisolid silicone elastomer implants are approved buttock implants in the United States, which are much more durable than breast implants.

The silicon buttock implant procedure typically involves the following steps: 


The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, which means the patient will be put to sleep during the surgery. 


The surgeon will make incisions in the natural creases of the buttocks, typically in the gluteal fold or the intergluteal cleft. 

Pocket creation

The surgeon will create pockets in the underlying muscle and fat where the implants will be placed. The pockets may be created through a subfascial, submuscular, or subgluteal approach. 

Implant placement

The implants are inserted through the incisions and positioned to achieve the desired shape. The surgeon will then test the implant for symmetry and positioning and adjust accordingly. 

Incision closure

The incisions are then closed with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. 


The patient must avoid sitting directly on their buttocks and wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication, and physical activity must be limited for several weeks. 

Fat Grafting/Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

The Brazilian Butt Lift (also called a BBL) is a surgical procedure intended to give the buttocks a larger and more contoured appearance. This is achieved by extracting fat from other body parts, e.g., the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and relocating it to the buttocks. The process usually involves the following actions:


The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will decide the most appropriate anesthesia option for you. 


First, your surgeon will administer diluted anesthesia to control bleeding or trauma. Then the surgeon will make small incisions where fat will be removed, such as the stomach, hips, or thighs, and will use a liposuction cannula or thin tubes to suction out the unwanted fat using a controlled back-and-forth motion. The fat is then purified and processed to be used for transplantation. 

Fat transfer

The surgeon will make small incisions in the buttocks and then carefully inject the purified fat into the buttocks using special cannulas. The fat is injected in small amounts and layered in different planes to achieve a natural-looking result. 

Incision closure

The incisions will be closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. 


The results of BBL are almost immediately visible. However, it may take up to a year to show the final result because some of the initial volumes after your fat grafting procedure will fade as your body absorbs the fat.

Immediately after the procedure, the patient must wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and assist in the contouring process. Physical activity will need to be limited for several weeks, and the patient will be advised to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for a certain period 

Traditional Buttock Lift Procedure

A buttock lift, also known as a butt lift, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and lift the buttocks. This procedure involves an incision along the top of the buttocks and removing excess skin and fat. A buttock lift effectively improves the appearance of sagging or drooping buttocks. This procedure carries a lower risk of complications than BBL. 

This procedure involves some prominent scarring. However, using advanced techniques, incisions can be strategically made in locations you can hide with clothes. 

Here are the general steps of the procedure: 


The patient will be given general anesthesia or IV sedation. 


The surgeon will make incisions, depending on the chosen technique. Then excess skin and fat will be removed, and the remaining tissues will be repositioned to create a more youthful, lifted appearance. 

Closing the sutures 

The surgeon will close the underlying tissues using sutures. Skin incisions will be closed using sutures, clips, or surgical staples. 


The patient will be placed in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and promote healing. The results are almost immediately noticeable. However, the final results may take 3-6 months. Incision scars may take up to 2 years to mature.  

It is important to note that recovery time varies depending on the individual and the type of procedure performed. However, most patients can return to work and normal activities within 2-4 weeks. However, strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks after the procedure. 

It's important to note that every surgeon has their technique and preferences when it comes to a procedure, and they may vary slightly, but the general steps remain the same.  

Types of Buttock Enhancement

  • Which Buttock Enhancement is Right for You?

    Choosing the right buttock augmentation procedure depends on your goals, body type, and overall health. It's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you determine the best course of action for achieving your desired results.

    Here are a few things to consider when deciding which buttock augmentation procedure is right for you:

    • You are in good overall health 

    • You have realistic expectations 

    • You are at or close to your ideal body weight 

    • You have enough fat to harvest 

    • You have sagging or drooping buttocks 

  • Fat transfer

    Fat transfer buttock enhancement, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, back, or thighs and transplanting it to the buttocks. 

    The surgeon will first perform liposuction during the procedure to remove excess fat from the selected donor areas. The fat is then processed and purified before being injected into the buttocks. The fat is injected in multiple layers and areas to create a natural and complete look. 

    Here are a few things that a BBL cannot do: 

    • A BBL does not target cellulite, so it will not significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks. 

    • A BBL will not remove stretch marks on the buttocks. 

    • A BBL can enhance the size of the buttocks, but it will not create a dramatic change in size. It is essential to have realistic expectations and consult a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the appropriate size for your body. 

    • BBL is not designed to lift or correct severely drooping or sagging buttocks. In such cases, a traditional buttock lift might be a better option. 

    • BBL can enhance the shape and size of the buttocks, but it will not improve muscle tone. 

  • Sculptra

    Sculptra is a dermal filler typically used for facial rejuvenation. It is not FDA-approved for use in the buttocks area. Sculptra is injected into the skin to stimulate collagen production, which can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, some plastic surgeons have been using Sculptra off-label for buttock augmentation.

    The procedure involves injecting Sculptra into the buttocks to add volume and shape. The results are not immediate, as the Sculptra gradually stimulates collagen production and creates fuller, more youthful buttocks.

    Sculptra Buttock augmentation is a non-surgical procedure with less risk than a surgical procedure such as a Brazilian Butt Lift or Buttock Implant. However, as Sculptra is not FDA-approved for use in the buttocks, there is limited research on the safety and effectiveness of this technique. It's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon with experience with this procedure. It's important to note that Sculptra is not a permanent solution, and the effects of the treatment typically last for about two years. Also, Sculptra is a more expensive option than other non-surgical dermal fillers for Buttock augmentation, requiring multiple treatment sessions.

  • Hydrogel and silicone injections

    Hydrogel injection is one of the most dangerous buttock enhancement methods. Their formula comprises highly water-absorbent polymer polyacrylamide plus a small amount of water. 

    Hydrogel and silicon injections are not FDA-approved for use in buttock augmentation and are considered very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Some individuals have used these substances to enhance the size and shape of their buttocks, but these materials are not designed for use in the body and can cause severe health complications. 

    Hydrogel and silicon are not biocompatible, which means they are not safe for the body. These substances can cause serious infections, tissue damage, and even death. They can also migrate from the site of injection and cause damage to other parts of the body. 

    Furthermore, the effects of these substances are short-lasting and require multiple treatments.

    The reason why it is so sought after is that it is uniform and does not degrade. It can be effectively incorporated into the surrounding tissue for extended durations.

  • Silicone implants

    Silicone buttock implants, also known as gluteal implants, are a type of cosmetic surgery that involves the insertion of silicone implants into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape. The silicone butt implants are specifically designed for the buttocks. They are made of firmer and thicker consistency than the silicone used in breast implants. The procedure is considered safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. However, it's essential to have realistic expectations and understand the recovery process and potential risks before deciding.

    Patients with the following complications/problems are not suitable for buttock implant:

    • General or local infection

    • Diabetes

    • Psychologically unfit

    • Insufficient soft tissue

    • Unrealistic expectations

  • Liposuction

    Through the use of a hollow stainless steel tube or cannula that is inserted through small incisions in the skin, liposuction is a type of surgical operation meant to take away surplus fat from the body. This treatment can enhance the looks of the buttocks by removing extra fat and sculpting the underlying muscle to create a more contoured and youthful appearance. Unfortunately, it is not advisable for people trying to augment the size of their buttocks since it's not meant to add volume to the area.

Why Buttock Enhancement?

Butt enhancement, or gluteal augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery aiming to enhance the buttock's appearance. This can be done through various techniques, including implants, fat transfer, and tissue removal. People may choose to undergo this procedure for a variety of reasons. 

One main reason people seek butt enhancement is to improve their body shape and proportion. Many individuals may feel self-conscious about the size or shape of their buttocks and may feel that it does not match the rest of their bodies. Butt enhancement can help to create a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing body shape. 

Another reason people may undergo this procedure is to enhance their self-confidence. Feeling self-conscious about one's appearance can negatively impact one's self-esteem, and many believe that having more shapely buttocks can help boost their confidence. 

People may also choose to undergo this procedure to correct asymmetry or other issues with their buttocks. Some people may have a noticeable difference in the size or shape of their buttocks, which can be corrected through surgery. 

Some people may also opt for the procedure for cultural or societal reasons. The desire to have full and shapely buttocks is becoming increasingly popular in many cultures. Many individuals feel that having larger buttocks is an essential aspect of beauty. 

It is important to note that Butt enhancement is a major surgery with risks and recovery time. It is essential to have realistic expectations and choose a reputable surgeon. Considering the cost and potential complications before the procedure is also important. Bulleted below are the main reasons why people undergo butt augmentation:

  • Increase fullness/roundness
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image/confidence
  • More youthful look
  • Better fit for clothing

What Conditions Are a Buttock Enhancement a Solution to?

Butt enhancement is a cosmetic surgery aiming to enhance the buttocks appearance. It is becoming increasingly popular among individuals who want to improve their buttocks' shape, size, or proportion. This procedure can solve various concerns, such as flat buttocks, asymmetry, sagging, or loss of elasticity in the skin. It can also be used to correct scars or deformities or restore the shape of the buttocks after pregnancy or weight loss. The procedure involves implants or fat transfer to add volume and shape to the buttocks. The procedure is typically chosen for the following concerns:

  • Loss of elasticity

    Loss of elasticity in the buttocks' skin can occur due to aging, weight fluctuations, or genetics. It can cause the skin to appear loose and saggy, making the buttocks less shapely. Buttock augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that can address the loss of elasticity in the skin of the buttocks.
  • Fluctuation in weight

    Loss of elasticity in the buttocks' skin can occur due to aging or weight fluctuations. It can cause the skin to appear loose and saggy, making the buttocks less shapely. Buttock enhancement can be a solution to weight fluctuations that causes changes to the shape and size of the buttocks.
  • Genetics

    Some individuals may have naturally small or flat (pancake) buttocks, possibly resulting from genetics. Buttock augmentation can be a solution for individuals dissatisfied with the size or shape of their buttocks due to genetics. Buttock augmentation can help create a more shapely and proportionate appearance.

Steps to getting your procedure


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Matching with a doctor

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Getting financing

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Booking a consultation

Why Yes Doctor for Buttock Enhancement

Patient financing through Yes Doctor benefits patients and doctors by providing an alternative payment method for medical procedures. Patients can benefit by being able to afford procedures they may not pay for upfront.  Our Buy Now Pay Later option allows patients to spread the procedure's cost over time, making it more affordable. Our no-interest or low-interest loan offers make the procedure even more affordable for patients. Yes Doctor's financial schemes help doctors increase the number of patients who can afford the procedure, leading to increased business. It also helps save the doctor's time and resources, allowing them to focus on providing medical care to their patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Butt enhancement procedures, such as Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL) or silicone buttock implants, can be considered permanent, as the results are long-lasting. However, it's important to note that the longevity of the results can vary depending on factors such as the individual's skin quality, lifestyle habits, and the technique used by the surgeon. Additionally, weight gain or loss can affect the results of a BBL. It's crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight and to follow post-operative instructions given by the surgeon to ensure the best possible results.
The results of a fat transfer procedure to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), can take several weeks to months to fully develop. Immediately after the procedure, the buttocks may appear swollen and larger, but this is due to swelling and not the final result. It can take several weeks for the swelling to subside and for the transferred fat to "take" or survive in the new location. It is important to note that the amount of fat that survives can vary, and the final result may take time to be visible because the body absorbs some of the grafted fats after the procedure. Some people may see noticeable results within a few weeks, while others may only see the full results for a few months.
Butt implants, or gluteal implants, are considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Like all surgeries, there are risks and potential complications associated with butt implants. The most common risks of butt implants include infection, bleeding, and poor healing. Some individuals may experience pain, discomfort, and swelling after the procedure. There may also be a risk of implant rupture or shifting. It's essential to remember that silicone implants in the gluteal area have been associated with a higher rate of complications than other types of body implants, such as breast or facial implants, because they are more prone to shear and compressive stress. It's important to remember that every procedure carries some risks, and it's important to weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before deciding to undergo any procedure.
Buttock enlargement, or gluteal augmentation, is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the buttocks' size and shape. There are two ways to enlarge the buttocks: Fat transfer Implant surgery Fat transfer, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), involves removing fat from body areas such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs using liposuction and injecting the purified fat into the buttocks. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes several hours. Implant surgery involves placing silicone implants into the buttocks through incisions made in the natural creases of the buttocks. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and usually takes about 2 hours. It's important to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine which procedure is best for you and to discuss the risks and benefits of each.