Butt injections are one of the cosmetic alternatives available to those who want to improve the shape of their backside. While the buttocks can be reshaped through exercise, making it look the way you want it to can take a lot of time and effort, which may not be available to some people. Below is more information about this procedure to help you decide whether to go through with this or not.
What are buttocks injections?
These injections are administered to make the buttocks appear smoother and plumper, thus restoring the youthful appearance of a person’s backside. This procedure is popular among women, as aging and hormonal changes can cause their buttocks to sag or become flatter.
Buttocks injections involve a cosmetic surgeon hypodermically introducing a substance to the buttocks. Anesthesia may first be applied to dull the pain. The procedure can take between 1 to 2 hours if the persons own fat cells are injected into the buttocks. The healing process can take between a few days to two weeks, depending on the healing ability of the patient.
In most cases, fat taken from the patient are injected into the buttocks. These are extracted via liposuction, and are usually taken from the problem areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or back. The fat cells are then injected into the buttocks. In some cases, other substances aside from fat may be introduced into the buttocks, such as silicon or hydrogel, to make these appear firmer. These are rare instances, however, as foreign substances can result in the body rejecting the material introduced into the system. This, as well as the possibility of losing weight in a problem area, is the reason why a lot of people prefer the fat injections compared to the other types of substances.
Who goes through buttock injections?
Women who want to regain their buttocks youthful appearance usually take these injections, as these are a safer, less invasive cosmetic procedure compared to implants. Aside from them, transsexuals who are in the process of going through sexual reassignment surgery may also get these injections in order to give their backside a more feminine appearance. Other individuals may also go through the procedure for cosmetic purposes.
• Good health;
• Have a good supply of fat deposits from which the fat will be taken out and injected into the buttocks;
• Currently not taking any medications, especially those that can increase bleeding;
• Ready and willing to follow the recovery recommendations by the surgeon; and
• Has realistic expectations of what the results of the procedure will be.
Ideally, those who take buttocks injections are those who have tried out other non-surgical means of enhancing the appearance of their buttocks without any obvious results.
Benefits of these injections
Some of the benefits of buttocks injections compared to other buttocks enhancement procedures include:
• Small incision area, which means minimal scarring;
• Shorter stay in the hospital;
• Shorter recovery time;
• Less invasive;
• Less painful;
• Losing weight and reshaping in another problem area (from where the fat cells will be taken from);
• No chance of rejection (for those who will be getting injected with their own fat cells); and
• Results look more natural.
How effective are buttocks injections?
Buttocks injections are very effective; with those who went through the procedure being able to see the results almost immediately after their body heals. However, do note that it is possible for the fat to be reabsorbed by the body after a period of time. Experts estimate that about 30% of these procedures will result in part of the fat that was injected being absorbed back by the body. In these instances, the patient may go through a second injection procedure should he or she wish to.
Do note that this procedure will not be able to lift your buttocks as much as implants would be able to. Because people have this misconception that these two have the same effects, they end up disappointed with the results they got after the injection.
Risks of getting a buttock injection
While this procedure is generally considered as much safer and less invasive compared to other buttocks enhancement procedures, it still has its own share of risks, as with other medical procedures. Be sure to talk with your cosmetic surgeon about what these possible dangers are so you will know what problems you may encounter post-procedure.
Not following the post-operative care procedure prescribed by the doctor can also result in bigger problems, the least of which would be a longer recovery time. As such, be sure to talk with your doctor about what you need to do after the procedure so that you will not inflict more damage to your body.
Also, while not a risk, do note that individuals who do not have enough fat deposits in their system may not be allowed to go through this procedure, or else be injected with silicon, hydrogel, or any other substance with similar results. However, the injection of substances other than your own fat cells can make your body reject the material, which can then cause you to experience negative effects.
How much are buttocks injections?
Buttocks injections cost can range from $500 to $20,000. The wide price range is due to several factors, including location (some states charge less for cosmetic procedures compared to others), the service provider, and the fees of the doctor and the anesthesiologist.
Where to get the injections?
While there may be several small clinics that offer this procedure, be sure to get the injections only from a licensed cosmetic surgeon. There have been several cases of injury and even one case of death because these people did not get the injection from someone who is actually qualified to perform this procedure. While buttocks injections may be a cosmetic procedure, this does not make this any less dangerous compared to other medical procedures, so be sure to play safe and get the shots from a qualified professional.
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