Gluteal Augmentation: Myths & Facts

Gluteal augmentation increases the size of your buttocks using either implants or fat grafting. Most people call this procedure a Brazilian butt lift.

While there are several reasons people consider having a butt lift, some of the most common include:

  • Ill-fitting clothes
  • A butt that is too small for their figure
  • Discomfort when sitting for extended periods of time
  • To enhance a feminine appearance

Dr. Myla is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing Brazilian butt lifts. Read on to learn some common myths and little known facts about butt lifts!

Myth: A Butt Lift is Performed with Silicone Injections

In popular media, there is a common misconception that silicone injections and fillers can be used to increase the size of a person’s butt.

Free silicone, which is not packaged in an implant, is not approved by the FDA for use in humans. Other banned substances for cosmetic procedures include paraffin and petroleum jelly.

Free silicone injections are typically offered for very little money by unlicensed individuals. However, the health risks with these injections are high. It’s imperative to avoid silicon injections at all costs because it may lead to:

  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Kidney Failure
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring and abscesses in the butt

It is not uncommon for these injections to result in death. If that isn’t enough to discourage you, then you should know these injections can lead to an asymmetrical or lumpy butt.

Never trust an unlicensed individual. Dr. Myla is licensed, certified, and qualified. Most importantly, she always has your best interests in mind.

Fact: A Butt Lift Can Improve Your Balance

While many people assume butt lifts are only performed for the sake of appearance, a butt lift can actually correct a person’s balance.

Your butt impacts your level of comfort when you’re seated. It also affects your stability as well as the overall healthiness of your gait, or walk.

The people who receive this benefit typically undergo a butt lift as a surgical corrective procedure for an injury or deformity in their buttocks.

Myth: Some People Are Too Thin for a Butt Lift

Some people believe they are too thin to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift, but this simply is not true.

Thinner women may still undergo liposuction and fat transfer, which is great for increasing the size of your butt and improving its shape. It depends on the amount of fat they have.

If liposuction and fat transfer are not an ideal option, these women can still benefit from silicone implants, which are perfectly safe and completely different from silicone injections. Implants still increase the size of your butt as well as how far it projects outward.

Dr. Myla has performed butt lifts on women of all shapes and sizes, and she is skilled at delivering satisfactory, proportional results.

Fact: A Butt Lift Can Reduce Sagging and Increase Firmness

Age and weight loss are known to decrease the elasticity of skin, which may result in a loose, saggy, or bottom with a flat appearance.

In addition to creating a fuller, rounder appearance, a butt lift improves the firmness of your buttocks.

This means greater comfort and a butt that has a more youthful appearance!

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Ederra Bella is an upscale cosmetic surgery facility as well as a medical spa. It’s located in the Johns Creek community in Metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Do you want to find out how a butt lift could benefit you? Call 678-325-0006, or contact us online.