Surgical options to correct butt asymmetries


Introduction

Butt asymmetries might be less visible compared to breast asymmetries; however, they can cause real discomfort for the patient on an emotional level. A nice and appealing butt is a dream for many men and women, especially with the big booty trend going mainstream and being promoted by celebrities nowadays. But what can we do if butt asymmetries come in the way of having the buttocks of our dreams?

Nowadays plastic surgery offers different surgical options for patients in need of correcting butt imperfections and asymmetries. To get an idea of what can be done to get a shapelier and sexier butt, we have made a list with surgical options to correct asymmetries on the buttocks.

1.    Butt implant surgery

When it comes to the aspect of the butt, implants can achieve a great deal in improving it. With gluteal implants, we can also correct butt asymmetries.

During the pre-operative consultation for butt implant surgery, the plastic surgeon will assess the condition of the tissues of the buttocks: the skin, the muscles, and the fat. If the muscles are underdeveloped, butt implants are often the first recommendation. At the same time, in case of patients with little butt tissue, a combination of procedures might be recommended to improve the aesthetic result and correct the potential asymmetry.

If the asymmetry was caused by a trauma to the buttocks, the plastic surgeon can use implants of different sizes. But the implants can only be positioned on the upper part of the buttocks, so if the asymmetry is affecting the lower part of the butt, another intervention might be necessary.

It is important to know that the recovery after butt implant surgery can take up to two weeks and can be quite demanding on the patient as sitting on the buttocks and lying on the back are to be avoided for at least three weeks. Moreover, the post-op care is important after this type of intervention and the patient will be the one to make sure infections don’t occur by maintaining a high level of hygiene at the incision site.

The pain and discomfort are other side effects that can be experienced by patients undergoing butt implant surgery, but the plastic surgeon will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain.

The size of the implants is chosen together with the plastic surgeon, and he is also the one to explain to you what happens in the case you use implants that are too big for your anatomy. As a general rule of thumb, the bigger the implants, the more often complications occur.

2.    Liposuction

Liposuction is another plastic surgery procedure that can be used to correct butt asymmetries, especially if these asymmetries are caused by improper fat placement on the buttocks. With the help of liposuction, we can target the fat layer on the buttocks and also on the surrounding areas such as the abdomen, flanks, lower back and thighs. When there are asymmetries of the fold under the buttocks, many plastic surgeons try to correct it by using liposuction. This is often not a good idea, and patients are almost never satisfied with the results. When the patient has an asymmetry of the fold under the buttocks, in a vast majority of cases, it is a combination of procedures that will correct it, all performed by an experienced and well-versed plastic surgeon that is also board-certified.

Liposuction on the buttocks can be a tool that cuts both ways. We can achieve impressive results when using it, and the patients can enjoy superior aesthetic results. At the same time, we can accentuate asymmetries and even create a disruption in the structures of the buttocks and get botched results that are not easily corrected.

This is why I always emphasize on the need to get the right plastic surgeon for your procedure on the first try. Even liposuction, which is a simple procedure and easy to perform, can cause more damage than good when performed by inexperienced practitioners.

Liposuction is often performed and indicated for patients that have good skin condition because the recovery period is the shortest. However, to achieve good results, it is essential for the patient to wear compressive garments that reduce swelling and helps the skin retract on the new contours of the butt.

3.    Fat transfer

Fat transfer is a common second step after liposuction when it comes to correcting butt imperfections and asymmetries. With liposuction we can harvest fat, and after going through a complex purification process, this fat can be reinjected in other areas of the butt to restore the volumes that will eliminate the asymmetries. Once again, getting a plastic surgeon that is very familiar and experienced in performing fat transfer procedures is essential for the success of the intervention. Otherwise, you might notice that your asymmetry is even more visible due to the uneven injection of fat.

The recovery after fat transfer to the buttocks is less than two weeks, and again there is the recommendation for patients not to sit or lie on the buttocks as it can damage the fat that was transferred and alter the aesthetic result.

Conclusion

Nowadays there are plenty of surgical options to correct butt asymmetries. However, before anything else it is important to find a plastic surgeon that is board-certified and has a lot of experience performing different procedures. In trying to correct an asymmetry, we can get botched results if the plastic surgeon is not experienced and the patient doesn’t follow the post-op indications. Among the procedures that could be used to correct butt asymmetries are butt implant surgery, liposuction, and fat transfer to the buttocks.