Here’s what you need to know about butt enhancements

In the world of cosmetic enhancements, butt enhancements are huge – physically and figuratively. Here’s what you need to know about them.

There are many cosmetic procedures available that can increase the size of your backside, but some of them are more popular than others, and some of them simply just don’t work.

Cosmetic surgeon D. Schwarzburg, M.D., owner of Skinly Aesthetics, offers an injectable butt enhancement to spare his patients the hassle and associated downsides of a surgical procedure. Injectable butt enhancements are popular, but there are various other enhancements such as Brazilian Butt Lifts (which are also injectable, but require surgical intervention to harvest fat from other areas of the body), butt implants, and vacuum therapy.

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In this article you’ll find more information on each of these treatments and what they entail, as well as their pros and cons.

Silicone butt implants

Silicone butt implants have been around since the 1960’s and 70’s. While they have been available for a long time and are FDA approved, they aren’t particularly popular in the United States compared to other treatments, as medical advances have allowed for medical treatments that are less invasive and more natural looking.

The procedure involves placing a silicone butt implant underneath the gluteus muscles and then closing up the open wound. The downtime can take weeks and is painful. While butt implants do last a long time, once they have run their course, they need to be surgically removed and your butt will never quite look the same. Fortunately, there are medical procedures that will help get rid of scarring and take care of your skin after the procedures.

Brazilian butt lift

The Brazilian butt lift is a very popular butt enhancement that involves taking your own body fat from one part of the body, often the abdomen, back, and thighs, and injecting it into your butt in a purified form. This treatment requires surgical intervention as liposuction is needed to harvest the fat from said areas of the body.

After the fat has been harvested, it is purified and injected into the buttocks. The recovery time can last up to one month and will result in a smaller waist and a bigger butt. This sounds great, as long as it settles the way that you want it to. One major downside of this procedure is that there is no way of knowing how your fat will settle, leaving you with the possibility of a lumpy and asymmetrical booty one to two years after your procedure.

Sculptra butt lift

The injectable material for butt lift used at Skinly Aesthetics is Sculptra, which is used to enhance your backside without any surgery or downtime. The Sculptra butt lift is an injectable butt enhancement that contains Poly-l-lactic acid, which stimulates your own collagen production. Upon injection, the collagen wraps around particles that would typically break down in the body, stopping them from breaking down, and growing the area as a result.

Sculptra is great for someone who wants a natural looking plumper booty or wants to fill in their hip dips. The only downside is that Sculptra can require several sessions and become rather pricey depending on your budget. Other than that, Sculptra is one of the most popular treatments for a butt enhancement as it requires no surgery, no downtime, and amazing results.

CoolTone

CoolTone is a treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to contract your muscles for you, resulting in a more toned backside. This treatment can be used on the buttocks, thighs, and glutes and is a great way to enhance your butt without having to hit the gym. You may need a few sessions for the best results, so be sure to ask your provider how many sessions they think is right for you. 

Vacuum therapy

Vacuum therapy is a procedure that involves a vacuum applicator being applied to your butt which brings blood flow to your glutes and works as a massage to break down cellulite and encourage lymphatic drainage. This can result in a more toned backside and less fat deposits.

While this sounds great, this treatment will not enhance the size of your butt or eliminate fat. While lymphatic drainage can make your butt look more toned, you will need several sessions a week to maintain the results until your butt goes back to its original state. It also has no effect on cellulite.

There are quite a few methods of butt enhancement out there, some of which are more effective than others. The best way to figure out which one is right for you, is to consult with a trained medical professional with experience in the field. When you do decide to get something done, make sure that wherever you are going is a reputable clinic with board certified physicians.