Most people have heard of breast implants. But what is a butt implant, and how do they differ? Buttocks implants are made of a solid, but soft silicone. The implants are very strong and will not rupture or leak into the body. The surgeon will make an incision about 2”-3” long in the crease of the buttock. The scar will be invisible placed in the crease between the buttocks. The implant will then be inserted either submuscular (under the muscle) or sub-fascial (above the muscle). Expect your surgeon to discuss the best placement option for your body type and desired outcome.
The Submuscular Buttock Implant is the best choice if you are looking for more fullness in the top half of your buttocks. This implant will help round the buttock if the patient has natural fullness in the bottom region, but is flat on the top half. The surgeon will place the implant behind the muscle. The submuscular implant surgery is specifically designed for filling in the top of the buttock and will feel very natural and create a sexy full look.
The Subfacial Buttock Implant is used for surgery if the patient needs fullness in the lower half of the butt. The subfacial buttock implant is designed specifically for this butt shaping technique. These particular buttocks implants will fill in the bottom and middle region, but will not give any volume to the top. The surgeon will place the implant between the gluteus muscle and the covering tissue. There is more room for a larger implant with this technique.
Gluteal or buttock implants are generally sought by men and women who desire a fuller buttock or curvier appearance. Gluteal Contour defects are common and may be related to loss of fat in the Buttock area, a deficiency in muscle mass, or in the angle of the curve of the lower spine. These soft, solid silicone implants are placed into each buttock area through an incision hidden in the intergluteal fold and are positioned to look as natural as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect. It is very important to analyze the patient body and gluteal structure for balance, symmetry, size, shape and placement when selecting the gluteal implant. The intramuscular and subfascial buttock augmentation procedures are chosen based on implant shape, size and patient symmetry. Intramuscular augmentation involves creating a pocket within the large, gluteus maximus muscle. Generally this procedure requires the use of a smaller, round implant due to the limitations of the pocket size that may be dissected. In contrast, the subfascial augmentation procedure creates a pocket under the fascia, which is the membrane of tissue covering the muscle. Using this technique the implant can be larger in size and shape. Spectrum Designs Medical manufactures the Softest Solid Silicone Gluteal implants, designed specifically to enhance or reconstruct the shape of the gluteal muscle.