Butt implants have become an increasingly popular plastic surgery option for men. Contrary to general belief, buttock enhancement is not just for women.
According to Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a worldwide known plastic surgeon located in New York and Los Angeles, there has been nearly a 437 percent increase in requests for muscle gel implants from men between 2013 and 2018, including gluteal implants.
While women undergo butt enlargement to achieve rounder and softer buttocks, men generally desire a stronger and more squared muscular appearance. The goal is to achieve more defined and projected buttocks, similar to what can be accomplished through physical exercise.
There are different butt lift procedures. These will depend on the goals and expectations of the patient and whether they want to enlarge the projection of the buttocks or reshape the area.
Currently, male buttock augmentation is carried out using fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift), butt implants, or combining both methods.
Whatever the technique, butt lift for men requires an experienced surgeon who is at the forefront of the most advanced techniques. Doctor Jesús Benito, one of the more reputed plastic surgeons in Europe, uses several techniques to reshape the area of the buttocks.
HOW ARE BUTT IMPLANTS FOR MEN?
Butt implants for men are usually made from solid silicone gel, which is highly cohesive. They are flatter and more resistant than those used in breast augmentation. Hence, they can withstand all kinds of physical exercise that the patient may do.
The buttock implant is placed either under the muscle lining or beneath the gluteus maximus muscle so that it cannot be noticed from the outside. Also, the implant is inserted deep into the muscle, and you won’t be able to feel it.
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the duration depends on the quantity of removed fat.
The incision is made in the crease between the two buttocks, as low as possible to hide it. The edges are not visible, and the result looks very natural! Your surgeon could also make an incision between the buttock and the posterior aspect of the thigh, which is a great concealing option too.
This surgery requires a two-night stay in the hospital and at least ten days before returning to normal life. Also, you will have to wear a compression garment.
It is very important not to exercise the buttock muscles for five weeks post-surgery during the recovery. After that time, and with clearance from your doctor, you can exercise without any restrictions.
BUTT IMPLANTS COMBINED WITH FAT GRAFT (BBL)
The Brazilian Butt Lift for men is quite different than the female BBL due to key anatomical differences between the male and female buttocks.
This surgical procedure involves transferring autologous fat cells to the butt. The surgeon removes fat from some areas of the body by liposuction and then reinjects it into strategic butt areas that may need refining. Excess fat can be removed from saddlebags, hips, flanks, or love handles.
The goal of a female Brazilian Butt Lift is to round out the buttocks area and improve the contour. However, male butts are more square in shape. Hence, the surgeon should fill only the upper lateral gluteus medius muscle and, sometimes, the lower lateral subcutaneous region to square off that region.
Fat grafting into the lateral dimple or in the central buttocks is generally avoided to maintain a more muscled and masculine shape. The result is both perfect body contouring and an increase in butt size.
Butt implants fill the upper two-thirds of the buttocks very well, but not the lower part. Here is where the inserted fat can improve the final result.
However, Doctor Benito stresses that the injection of fat in male buttock enhancement requires the expertise of a board-certified surgeon to minimize the risks and get better results.
HOW SAFE ARE BUTT IMPLANTS FOR MEN?
After surgery, to maximize results, you should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for two to three weeks. During this time, compression garments should be worn to reduce swelling.
Usually, the butt implant is not rejected, nor does it encapsulate. The risk of infection is low, although careful hygiene is required until the stitches are removed. Additionally, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics for the first ten days after the intervention to minimize the risk of infection.
Also, for future considerations, remember that a patient who has silicone gluteal implants should always inform medical personnel. This is important because gluteal intramuscular injections should be avoided at all costs.
WHAT ABOUT SILICONE INJECTIONS?
The most important thing that you should remember is that buttock enhancement should not be carried out with liquid silicone injections!
Buttock implants offer long-lasting results but can be removed in case of complications or at the patient’s request. Also, the owns patient fat doesn’t carry any risk of allergic reactions or rejection.
On the other hand, liquid silicone is not safe. It infiltrates into all tissue, leading to hard lumps called granulomas that are impossible to extract.
Silicone and other substances are often injected into the buttock illegally by unlicensed nonmedical providers without safety measures. This is very dangerous because the product isn’t sterile, causing life-threatening complications. Also, if silicone is injected into blood vessels, it can travel to the heart and lungs, causing death.
HOW IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER A MALE BUTT LIFT SURGERY?
Patient cooperation is very important so that the stitches don’t pop, break or come loose. This ensures that the butt implant doesn’t move or cause asymmetries.
Also, you should avoid direct pressure on the butt for prolonged periods to prevent that an excessive amount of fat is reabsorbed.
To diminish any complications, the patient should follow the next behavior guidelines during the recovery period:
- The first two days, the patient should stay hospitalized, lying face down. He could only be seated when going to the bathroom.
- After the first two days, it is possible to get up. However, the patient should not be seated more than necessary during the first week. If the patient needs to sit, he has to be careful not to squash the gluteal area. You can sit forward on your thighs or use a donut pillow to help off-load the pressure on your butt.
- The patient must sleep face down for a few weeks.
It is important to avoid any physical exercise that involves using the buttocks for five or six weeks. Overall recovery could take nearly 4-6 weeks, and final results can be completely visible after 2-3 months.
HOW MUCH DOES MALE BUTT LIFT COST?
Buttock augmentation surgery cost depends on the technique used. It can be performed using fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift), butt implants, or combining both methods.
Without meeting the patient, we don’t offer estimated costs as each patient is a different case. However, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first free no-obligation visit.
The cosmetic surgeon will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Also, he will try to fulfill your goals and expectations to get your dreamed results.
We will offer the best solution and the best price for your male butt enlargement!
With more than 20 years of experience, doctor Jesús Benito is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is a recognized authority in Spain in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Doctor Benito offers different techniques which allow patients to show off beautiful harmonious buttocks. Some of his techniques have even been presented in different scientific publications and at international congresses.
Doctor Jesús Benito
Specialist in face and body cosmetic surgery for men.
Worldly renowned in muscle implant surgeries for men.
- Secretary of the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
- Former president of the Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (AECEP).
- 2013 Gold Medal (Forum Europa)
Bibliography & Publications:
- Benito-Ruiz J. “Buttock and hip enhancement with implants”. En: Cosmetic Surgery. Art and Techniques Shiffman, Melvin A.; Di Giuseppe, Alberto (Eds.) 2013, 2013, XV, 1192 p. 86 illus.
- Utilización de implantes en glúteos y caderas. XL Congreso de la SECPRE. La Coruña, junio de 2005. Nuestra experiencia en prótesis de glúteos. 28-29 de octubre de 2005. Valencia.
- Benito-Ruiz J. Aplicaciones terapéuticas de las células madre derivadas del tejido adiposo. I Congreso de la SETGRA, Barcelona, 20 de noviembre del 2009.
- Buttock implants. Focus Symposium in Plastic Surgery. Munich, 17 de abril de 2010.
- Buttock enhancement with implants. 3r SICAAAMS 2012. Geneve 18-21 de abril del 2012.
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