Although I have more backside than I will ever need, I know many people—my bestfriend in fact—who have no butt whatsoever. I would give her some of mine as she has often requested but apparently, that’s just not possible as of yet.
So, what to do if you have no arse? You go out and buy yourself one, that’s what you do. Oh yes, you can buy butts these days, like a bucket of chicken or a new set of Egyptian cotton sheets off the shelf. Well, it’s almost that easy, but not without its risks.
What Are My Options?
Implants used to be the only way to go about getting a rounder butt, but these days there are a few more options—not many, but a few worth mentioning.
- Buttock Implants: While this procedure was more common when augmentation was in its infancy, it is still performed when fat is not available elsewhere on the body for harvesting. This produce requires the insertion of either solid silicone, or cohesive silicone gel implants placed using an incision within the cheek crease or within the crack. Seriously. Unfortunately implants are at a higher risk for infection, and also sit about where the pockets of your jeans sit. They do not feel as natural as fat grafting, if when the softer silicone gel implants are used.
- Fat Grafting (also called a Brazilian Butt Lift): One of the newest procedures in augmentation the buttocks, fat grafting is a procedure which utilizes your own fat reserves from elsewhere on the body and is transplanted to the buttock area. Normally fat is taken via liposuction from the belly area, saddle bag, or inner thigh area (if there is enough), spun in a centrifuge, treated so only viable, whole fat cells are left over and then these cells are injected with large bore needles to add definition and enlarge the buttocks. This procedure can produce a very natural result, although not all of the fat transplanted will be retained.
- Buttocks Lift: This procedure is more designed to lift the butt to a more youthful and pleasing shape. Although it is not without its scars–the incisions are normally above the buttocks about where a bikini would sit. You must realize that the scars are visible when you are nude. It is often used in conjunction with fat grafting to further enhance the result.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions at your consultations. How many scars will you have from the injections, how much retention does your doctor feel you are able to achieve, if there is little to no improvement, will he revise for free or at a discounted price? What is the true recovery period and how long will it be before you can sit on your bum? This is your body, ask away. It is important to be well-informed before you undergo any cosmetic procedure. With the cost being anywhere between $4,000. and $15,000. you deserve to know what you are into before you get on the operating table. Being informed and knowing what to expect is half the battle.