It is possible to increase the size of the buttocks in two basic ways. On the one hand, using silicone prostheses that are implanted under the gluteus maximus muscle, inside this same gluteus or above, using a hidden incision between both glutes. The intervention can be performed under general or epidural anesthesia and usually requires a night of hospital admission. Depending on the morphology of the patient and their sex, round or anatomical prostheses can be used to provide the most natural result. Unlike breast prostheses, gluteal prostheses have a much higher degree of cohesiveness in the silicone gel , but they also require routine checks to check their integrity.
On the other hand, we have the possibility of using grafts of adipose tissue to make the increase. In this case, the fat will be extracted from the areas that most benefit the silhouette of the patient so that, once prepared, it can be injected later, modeling in a specific way the areas or depressions that further alter the contours. It is clear that with this technique we benefit all the body contour, not only the gluteus, and do not need long-term revisions because there are no synthetic materials.
Risks and results
In the case of prostheses, the risks are encapsulation, seromas or displacements of the prosthesis, although they are less frequent than with breast prostheses.. Regarding fat grafts we have to be aware only that the tissue is the best.
Regarding the number of prosthetic buttocks used is very low compared to breast prostheses. In contrast, the use of fat grafts has greatly increased its popularity. In any case, the results are very natural and stable over time.