Butt implants are used to fill out the buttock area, and the implant is specifically placed to enlarge and augment the gluteus maximus muscle area producing a more attractive and desirable shape to the glutes. Natural anatomy can contribute to lack of adequate projection of the buttocks. Additionally, the buttocks are an area that retains some body fat which contributes to the prominence of the buttock cheeks.
Although the buttock implant surgery may appear to be a fairly straightforward procedure, in reality it has many technical aspects and it may be performed via by various approaches, depending on the surgeon’s expertise and skill. This type of operation involves placing an implant that is made of formed and semi-solid yet soft silicone in the gluteus maximus muscles of buttocks to improve size, shape, contour and appearance of the glutes.
Algird R. Mameniskis, MD, a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon at the Liposuction and cosmetic surgery Institute of Chicago, Illinois, places these implants through a single, well-hidden incision that, when healed becomes virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye. In summary, the implant is placed permanently under the layers of gluteus maximus muscle and fat.
The vast majority of patients who undergo a buttock augmentation procedure say the new, curvy butt, along with its “wow” factor is worth it. “ I wish I had done it years earlier.” is the sentiment that is frequently expressed to the staff during follow-up visits.