Men account for 10% of all the cosmetic procedures performed in the US. That's more than three times the amount in 1997.
Men go under the knife for any number of reasons. As the number of buttocks procedures rise, so too do the number of men opting to have their buttocks sculpted with the help of plastic surgery.
Procedures to shape and tone your buttocks take one of two forms: buttocks augmentation and fat transfers. But what's the difference between these two and why would a man choose one over the other?
In this guide, we'll talk about buttocks augmentation and fat transfers for men. We'll help you figure out which one you're a better candidate for.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR SHAPING YOUR BUTTOCKS?
The aging process takes a toll on your body whether you're a man or a woman. As we age, our body's functions slow down. This can cause our skin to lose elasticity and tightness and leaves our buttocks less voluminous than it once was.
This process can also happen when an individual loses or gains weight. When you lose weight, for example, you may be left with unsightly extra skin.
For others, genetics and other factors cause a flatter buttock. Many of these men wish to enhance the size, firmness, and tightness of their buttock.
The good news is, your volume can be gained with aesthetic procedures. When it comes to your buttocks, you have two options. You can have a fat transfer or gluteal implants.
FAT TRANSFERS FOR MEN
Fat transfers are one simple and effective way to enhance your buttocks.
In this procedure, fat is removed from one section of your body and moved to your buttocks. Fat is removed from areas with thicker fatty tissue. This not only sculpts the area where the fat is removed, but it also gives additional volume to the buttock.
WHY CHOOSE A FAT TRANSFER
If you desire an enhanced buttock but are wary of surgical procedures, a fat transfer to your buttocks is a good option. This avoids having to go under a surgical knife. It doesn't require the injections of fillers or placement of implants.
WHAT IS THE FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE?
The best surgeons performing this procedure will use a closed-loop system that makes your health and safety top priority. In this system, fatty tissue will never leave a sterilized environment.
Fat will be removed from an area of your body with thicker fatty tissue. For men, this is usually in the stomach area.
The fat is removed via liposuction. Liposuction is the most common outpatient cosmetic procedure performed in the US. Over 300,000 liposuction procedures are performed in any given year and there is very little risk involved.
Once removed from your body, your fat is purified in a sterilized cannister. The same equipment that removed the fat from your body will place it back into your buttocks. This sterile system ensures that the fat is reinjected in a safe way.
In order to perform liposuction, a small needle will be inserted. This needle harvests the healthy fat and leaves no scars.
WHAT ABOUT RECOVERY?
Because this is an outpatient procedure, there is very little recovery time required. You'll be able to return to work in less than one week.
However, you should avoid any strenuous physical exercise for 4 to 6 weeks. This will ensure the best results, keeping your new butt smooth and firm. Within 6 months, you'll see the final results of your fat transfer.
FAT TRANSFER COSTS
A fat transfer costs anywhere from $2000 to $6000.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The majority of your fat transfer will last for a long time.
Because the fat is harvested from your own body, it's not unusual for some of the fat to be reabsorbed. This is a healthy and safe process because there are no artificial or biological changes made to the fat.
Most men will retain between 50% and 70% of the fat that was transferred.
If you lose or gain weight, the fat in your buttocks will respond accordingly. This may require additional fat transfers that can be performed over 2 to 6 months.
GLUTEAL IMPLANTS FOR MEN
A gluteal implant is also known as a butt implant.
If you want to improve the shape of your buttocks, all you need for a gluteal implant is good overall health. You should also be at or close to your ideal weight. This will allow your surgeon to size your buttocks to your current weight.
Gluteal implants are made of solid silicone that doesn't break. Although they're rather firm, they feel natural.
WHY CHOOSE A GLUTEAL IMPLANT?
A butt implant may be recommended if your body doesn't have enough fat to harvest for a fat transfer. It can also be used in combination with a fat transfer. This is an option if you're looking for more enhancement than a fat transfer can offer alone.
WHAT IS THE GLUTEAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE?
Gluteal implants are minimally invasive surgery. With just one incision, the gluteal implant is placed on both sides of your buttock.
You're not actually sitting on the implant. The implant is placed above your seat bones for ultimate comfort.
The incision is made in the cleft at the base of your sacrum. Although you may have a tiny scar, it's hidden under your buttocks.
WHAT ABOUT RECOVERY?
You'll need about 1-2 weeks to recover from a gluteal implant procedure. You should plan your schedule accordingly but most patients can return to work within 2 weeks.
Immediately following your procedure, you must avoid sitting or lying down for too long. The implants require a period to settle in your body.
GLUTEAL IMPLANTS COSTS
A gluteal implant typically costs between $9000 and $13000.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Like a breast augmentation that uses implants, the results of a gluteal implant are permanent. The implant will remain in your butt unless it is surgically removed.
WHAT PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you desire a more voluminous, firm and tight buttock, you may be a candidate for a butt procedure. Gluteal implants and fat transfer for men are increasingly popular options. Contact us for your personalized consultation today.