Many who are in search of the perfect physique have opted for dramatic results by choosing to receive buttock injections. Butt injections or butt augmentations enhance the contour and overall appearance of the posterior. With any injection treatment there are safety concerns which is why it is important to know the risks vs. benefits of each option.
Everyone wants to look and feel their best. A fit, firm, curvaceous bottom is desirable to have and to hold. Let’s explore the things you need to know about butt injections.
What is a butt injection?
Butt injections are a medical cosmetic procedure where a medspa provider, like Glamor Medical, inject the butt area with a stype of filler to enhance the shape and size. In some cases, your provider will remove fat via liposuction from other parts of the body and transfer it to the butt and hip area. Creating a curvy sillhoutte.
Below are five things you need to know about butt injections.
1. Substance Matters – Let’s talk about fat
Cosmetic butt injections come in two varieties, and the only FDA-approved type is fat injections. A butt augmentation will consist of two procedures, liposuction and injections. Fat stored on an individual’s back, hips, or abdomen is removed and transferred through injection to the buttocks.
After the procedure, the butt area will look enhanced with a smmaller waistline being more prominent. Giving off the appearance of an hourglass figure. With this in mind, the results are permanent—although there is always the possibility of some of the transferred fat dying before it fully integrates. Afterward, this non-integration may lead to results that are less than the expectation.
2. Hydrogel and Silicone
Hydrogel and silicone injections are not safe or FDA approved and should not be an option when considering butt injections. Why do we mention them then? As we touched on above, understanding every aspect and potentioal option before receiving treatment is vital. Unlicensed and unregulated providers will offer hydrogel and silicone injections for the butt area.
The silicone is volumizing, thus, inticing potential customers to this option. Compared to fat injections which come from the body, silicone is a foreign substance to our bodies. These injections are unsafe, not performed in the United States, and have potentially fatal results. Injectable silicone is not approved by the FDA for any aesthetic procedure including facial and body contouring or enhancement.
Why are silicone injections unsafe?
Silicone can cause serious health issues when used as an injection option. The silicone may migrate and cause cysts, which can lead to a ruptured silicone bubble. According to Healthline, silicone is the material that many use for watertight sealing of bathroom tiles. Needless to say, it is unsafe to inject into the human body.
- The product isn’t sterile or natural.
- The silicone is soft and will not stay at the location of the injection, migrating to other areas, leading to the hard lumps called granulomas.
- If silicone is mistakenly injected into blood vessels, it can travel to the heart and lungs, a fatal occurrence.
3. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Perhaps you’ve heard of hyaluronic acid fillers. This product occurs naturally in the body and a derivative is available under the trade name Juvederm. This is the perfect synthetic filler to use on the facial area. Cheeks, chin, and under the eyes benefit from the removal of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are not fit or approved for body contouring. Further, the results are temporary.
Healthline reports that Sculptra is a poly-l-lactic acid that while typically used for the face, can be available for butt injections. A consultation from a licensed cosmetic surgeon is required. Sculptra is made from poly-l-lactic acid, a naturally-occurring compound. The body releases this substance during rigorous exercise.
Its purpose is to build muscle and would presumably thicken the butt through injection. Enhancing collagen production is also a benefit of Sculptra. Sculptra is FDA-approved for use on the facial area, however, anecdotal discussions by medical providers deem Sculptra buttock fat injections safe.
5. Butt Injections Compared to The Brazilian Butt Lift
We have all heard of the trending butt augmentation described as a “lift”, commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Brazilian (BBL). BBL’s are fat transfers that require grafting. With a fat transfer procedure, your provider removes the fat from your stomach area, then surgically adds/implants it into your buttocks.
This creates a lifting effect. Differing from butt injections, this procedure is butt augmentation. It will create the youthful “lifting” effect you’re looking for. However, butt injections are less invasive than a butt lift. There are differences between a lift and an injection and Wholesome Alive provides more details on lift vs. injections.
To conclude, we have discussed five things to know about butt injections. if you’re looking for buttock augmentation, it’s important to work with a reputable provider. In other words, one licensed and certified. Discuss your options, know the risks. Lastly, make sure your expectations align with your chosen procedure and expected outcomes.
Glamor Medical is the destination for patients seeking the latest in and body rejuvenation. Our mission at Glamor Medical is to provide the highest quality medical aesthetic services. Contact us for a consultation today.