Butt Implants for Fullness in the Upper Buttocks Area

Who Would be a  Good Candidate for Butt Implants Submuscular Surgery?

Once you decide that a butt implant is your best option for  more shapely buttocks, you must determine the placement of the implants. For patients wanting more fullness in the upper buttocks area, the butt implants must be placed submuscular. (For patients wanting fullness in the lower buttocks area, see subfascial butt implants) Your cosmetic surgeon or board certified plastic surgeon should lay out your options and help you decide.

The main difference between butt implants and a butt lift is in the material placed inside the buttocks. Butt implants usually contain an artificial implant made of natural-feeling silicone versus the butt lift which uses fat cells or liquid to perk up the buttocks.

How does Butt Implants Submuscular Surgery Work?

In a butt implants submuscular surgery, the cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon will make a 2-3 inch incision in the crease between the buttocks and place solid silicone implants inside the gluteus maximus muscle. The implants are made of a soft elastomer, but since they are solid, they can’t leak. The procedure is designed to add fullness only to the upper region of the buttocks and is usually performed under general anesthesia.

What are the Advantages of Butt Implants Submuscular Surgery?

  • Adds fullness to the upper buttocks region (For fullness in the lower buttocks area, see subfascial butt implants)
  • Option for those without enough excess fat cells for micrografting
  • Can provide greater volume than a butt fat transfer
  • Feels natural

What are the Disadvantages of Butt Implants Submuscular Surgery?

  • Don’t help patients with flatness in lower half of the buttocks
  • Postoperative discomfort
  • Restricted activity for two weeks following surgery