What are the implants like?
Implants are composed of silicone, a soft but firm material that can achieve natural-looking results. Because implants come in various sizes and shapes, you will be able to describe your ideal butt profile to Dr. Funt and together determine the appropriate implant to accomplish that desired aesthetic.
What happens during butt augmentation?
Butt implant surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia and lasts about two hours. During the surgery, Dr. Funt will make an incision along the gluteal crease where scarring can easily be hidden from plain view. Through this incision, he will insert the implants, placing them in the upper and outer portion of the cheeks. This positioning is best for adding fullness to the butt and also allows you to sit naturally rather than atop the implants. Once the implants have been strategically placed for maximum effect, Dr. Funt will close the incision.
How long does it take to recover from butt augmentation?
Many patients experience pain and discomfort in the first week after their surgery, and generally feel well enough to return to work within a couple of weeks — provided their jobs are not too strenuous and do not require sitting down. The most difficult part for most patients is not being able to sit or lay down on their backside for a few weeks while their buttocks heal. Fortunately, there are special pillows available that make it easier to get comfortable lying on your stomach.
How long do butt augmentation results last?
Although you will notice the larger size of your butt immediately, you should expect to wait at least a couple of months for the bruising and swelling to subside and the full, beautiful results of the surgery. Butt implants are durable — usually even stronger than breast implants. Patients can expect to the results of their implants last 10 to 12 years.
How Is butt augmentation different from Brazilian butt lift?
Dr. Funt offers two procedures to amplify the buttocks: butt augmentation and Brazilian butt lift (BBL). BBL is a surgery that involves fat grafting, which means harvesting fat from one part of the body — usually from somewhere you would not mind losing some flab like the abdomen or thighs — and then transferring it to the buttocks. Not all patients have a sufficient amount of fat to transfer, however, which is why sometimes the silicone implants used in butt augmentation are the better option.
To discuss how either procedure might improve the appearance and curves of your backside, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Funt at his Long Island office.
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