May
2013

Hydrogel Butt Injections-Alternatives to the Procedure

Hydrogel butt injections are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that add volume to the buttocks. The main components of the injection solution are water and polyacrylamide. Inside the body, it acts as a filler to add size to the butt for a more shapely look. However, even though hydrogels like Juvederm© and Restylane© are used regularly in the face and lips, hydrogels have not been legalized for use in the buttocks in the United States. You might want to talk to your cosmetic surgeon or board certified plastic surgeon about buttock fat injections.

The main difference between hydrogel butt injections and other buttocks fat injections is the solution in the hydrogel butt injections is illegal in the United States. Click here to see buttocks augmentation (fat injections) pictures.

What are Hydrogel Butt Injections?

While most doctors do not recommend getting this type of butt enhancement, it is available outside the United States. The procedure involves making a small incision in the skin and the injection of hydrogel solution into the muscle tissues. The process is similar to buttock augmentation fat transfer, but unlike the safer and more reliable technique, the results of hydrogel butt injections are not permanent and can disappear after 18 months.

What are the advantages of Hydrogel Butt Injections Advantages?

  • Less involved process than butt fat transfer procedure
  • Alternative for patients who lack available fat for butt fat transfer procedure
  • Short recovery period

What are the Disadvantages of Hydrogel Butt Injections?

  • Illegal in the United States
  • Extremely expensive—one cubic centimeter of hydrogel can cost between $300-$500
  • Outside the U.S., hydrogels are unregulated and can contain harmful impurities
  • Results are not permanent
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