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TAMPA, FL, February 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In recent years, butt augmentation has become nearly as popular as breast augmentation. As beauty focus and standards continue to shift, more women are becoming conscious of the appearance of their buttocks. Some want a more defined, shapely look than they were born with. Others want to add volume to their buttocks.
Plastic surgeons can perform butt augmentations (or butt lifts) in several different ways. If you are looking to add a significant amount of volume and roundness to your buttocks, butt implants are one of the options you can discuss with your plastic surgeon.
Are You a Candidate for Butt Implants?
You may be a good candidate for buttock implants if you are:
- 18+ years old
- In strong physical health
- In strong emotional/psychological health
- Looking to improve the volume and shape of your buttocks
Many exercise programs exist that are designed for buttock enhancement. It's a good idea to try these programs first to see if you can achieve the results you are looking for. If you have exhausted every natural avenue for butt enhancement and are still not satisfied with your results, then it is time to start thinking about plastic surgery.
The Butt Implant Procedure
Butt implant surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, and it is an in-patient procedure, meaning you will need to spend at least one night in the hospital after your surgery. Butt implants are made of a soft silicone - similar to breast implants - and come in several different shapes, sizes, and profiles. Your plastic surgeon can help you decide on the right butt implants depending on your needs and goals.
Butt Augmentation Recovery
After surgery, you will be provided with a compression bandage to help reduce discomfort and swelling. This compression garment will need to be worn for two to three weeks following surgery. You will not be able to sit or lie down on your rear for at least two weeks, so plan ahead to find ways to manage around the house without doing this. By the end of the month, you should be able to sit and lie normally again, but you may still feel some tenderness for the next few months.
You will also be able to return to all of your normal activities, including exercise and athletics, after the first month of recovery. Before this, your primary physical activities should be walking and stretching. Your results will be noticeable right away, but be aware that it can take up to six months before you finally no longer feel the presence of the butt implants in your body.
Alternative Methods of Butt Augmentation
Because of the invasive surgery and long recovery process associated with butt implants, many people look to alternative methods of butt augmentation, such as fat transfer and butt lift (or Brazilian butt lift). Still others achieve an "indirect butt lift" by contouring the body between the buttocks and the waistline through liposuction. This makes the butt appear larger and improved in shape by contrast. All of these methods have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are also preferred by plastic surgeons because of their drastically reduced risk.
If you would like more information about butt augmentation, please visit the website of the experienced Tampa cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today at http://gayosoplasticsurgery.com.
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