Which type of butt augmentation procedure is right for me?


Butt augmentation is no longer reserved for celebrities only. Ordinary women are also seeking butt augmentation procedures to make their backsides prominent and aesthetically appealing. In fact, buttock augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the US.

Despite the popularity of Butt augmentation, there are many women who find it difficult to decide which type of butt augmentation procedure is right for them. There are two types of buttock augmentation procedures: fat transfer to the buttocks and buttock implant surgery. In this article, I will discuss both of these procedures and help you make a choice.

Fat transfer to the buttocks

As the name suggests, fat transfer to the buttocks involves the use of your own body fat to contour your rear ends. If your buttocks are smaller or flatter, you may qualify for the fat transfer surgery, which is more popularly known as the Brazilian butt lift.

Whether the fat transfer procedure is right for you depends on your aesthetics goals and the availability of excess fat in your body. If your body lacks excess, unwanted fat, you will not qualify for the fat transfer. In such case, your surgeon may recommend butt implants or tell you to gain weight to qualify for fat transfer.

Secondly, this procedure is right for you if you want to have completely natural buttocks. Unlike butt implants, this procedure does not use prosthetic devices like implants. The use of your own body fat ensures that your new buttocks will be completely natural. The fat injected in your buttocks will fully emulate the movements, feel, touch, and contour of your tissues.

Thirdly, fat transfer is right for you if your goal is to achieve mild to moderate projection in your booties. Fat transfer is not right for patients who desire to increase the size of their buttocks substantially. In simple words, the fat transfer procedure’s primary goal is to enhance the shape of your buttocks. Making your buttocks bigger is a secondary goal. If you want to get bigger buttocks, you should consider the butt implant procedure instead.

The fat transfer procedure uses liposuction to remove the excess fat from different areas of your body. The common fat donor sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, and thighs. This means liposuction of these areas will provide you an additional benefit. Your body will be properly contoured. If your goal is to get rid of the stubborn fat pockets in your abdomen, sides, and flanks, and augment your buttocks at the same time, you should go for the fat transfer surgery.

Buttock implants surgery

The buttock implant surgery is also popularly known as butt augmentation procedure. As indicated by the name, the procedure involves the use of artificial devices called implants to add projection to your buttocks. Butt implants are made of semi-solid silicone material. Unlike breast implants, butt implants are highly durable and immune to ruptures and leaks.

Butt implant surgery is right for you if you don’t qualify for the fat transfer procedure for the reason that your body lacks excess fat. This procedure does not involve the use of your own body fat. Instead, the implants are placed inside your buttocks through incisions.

Secondly, the butt implant procedure is right for you if you want to achieve substantially bigger booties. Fat transfer does not increase the buttock size drastically. However, this does not mean that you can’t increase your butt size mildly or moderately with butt implants. Butt implants come in different sizes and shapes. During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will know your aesthetic goals, measure your butt dimensions, and recommend an ideal implant size.

Thirdly, if you want to augment your buttocks permanently, butt implants are right for you. In the case of fat transfer, there is always a risk that your body may absorb a portion of the fat transferred to your booties. Also, the fat will decrease if the patient experiences weight loss. As such, we cannot say for sure that the results achieved with fat transfer are for a lifetime. However, the results of butt implants are for a lifetime as long as other complications like infections, implant displacement, and capsular contracture don’t happen. The results cannot be affected by weight changes either.

Butt implants are not for you if you want to achieve completely natural results. While the implants mimic the shape, movements, feel, and touch of the human tissue, your buttocks will not look completely natural. Also, the procedure entails more risks than the fat transfer surgery. The surgery is quite traumatic and the recovery period is relatively longer. Also, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

Butt implant surgery involves the placement of incisions on your buttocks and insertion of the implants into your buttocks through the incisions. This means you will get scars on your buttocks, which isn’t the case with the fat transfer procedure because it involves injecting the fat into the buttocks with special needles. The resulting scars are very tiny and almost invisible.


If you are considering buttock augmentation, you should keep in mind that there are two types of butt augmentation procedures. As to which procedure is right for you depends on a number of factors. The factors have been discussed in this article. In order to recommend you the right intervention, your plastic surgeon will examine your buttocks, assess your health, and know your goals during the initial consultation. Be prepared to discuss these factors with your doctor in advance of your consultation.