Using a hydrogel for buttock augmentation is impractical at best. Hydrogels are NOT approved by the FDA for this purpose. When I perform the Brazilian micro-fat transfer for buttock augmentation here in Atlanta, I generally will inject 1600 to 2000 cc of fat. Even if I were to inject this amount of hydrogel, it would cost upwards of $1,000,000 for the product alone and the results would only last up to 1 year. Because fat is found naturally in the body, it is the perfect substance to use to bulk up the buttocks and create a natural contour. Hydrogels are bulky and it takes experience and expertise to create a smooth contour – even when used in the small amounts injected into the face.
From looking on the internet and the news, I am aware that there is a black market at play. Non-licensed people are injecting a “hydrogel” into people’s buttocks for $2000-$3000. This is a crime. Non-licensed personnel are not allowed to perform medical procedures. Next, you have to ask yourself “how are they able to do it for such a low price?” I would be seriously concerned about the impurities and possible contamination of this hydrogel.
If you are set on having hydrogel injections, you need to ask the practitioner several questions: (1) Are you currently licensed to practice medicine (MD or DO) in the United States? (2) Are you a board certified plastic surgeon? (3) Is this hydrogel currently approved by the FDA for buttock augmentation? (4) How long does this product last? (5) What happens if I have a complication? (6) At which local hospital do you have admitting privileges?
Also, ask yourself the following questions: (1) Does the person performing the procedure appear to be legitimate? (Are they a part of the community? Are they easily accessible? Do they have a website and published phone number? What medical school and residency program did they graduate from?) (2) Do I feel safe? (Is the procedure performed in a medical office under sterile conditions? If something were to go wrong, do they have life saving equipment in their office?)
As patient coordinator at Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions, I receive a lot of inquires about “Booty” injections at a super low price. These “Black Market” injections are dangerous. This video shows just how dangerous they are and why you should always go to a physician for any improvements to your body. The price you pay for “cheap” bigger behinds might actually be a lot higher than you could ever imagine.
When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks? Do you feel that they are too small or out of proportion with the rest of your body? If you fall into one of these categories, a buttock enlargement or buttock augmentation (also called butt implant or gluteal implant) may be for you.
After we discuss what you like and don’t like about your figure I will perform a thorough examination of your buttocks to determine if a butt augmentation might help you achieve your desired look. It helps if you bring in pictures of women whose behinds you like. This will help me understand your goals and allow me to customize my buttock augmentation procedure to suit your needs. During our consultation we will discuss the options for gluteal enhancement so that you can make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.
The main risk of butt augmentation with fat grafting is partial absorption of the fat placed in your buttocks can occur. There is no way of predicting whether or not this will occur prior to your surgery. If this occurs, a second grafting will be necessary.
Additionally, minor touch-up may be necessary to correct minor irregularities or asymmetry.
Other possible complications for both procedures include bleeding, fluid collection (called seroma), infection, asymmetry, and scarring.
When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks? Do you feel that they are too small or out of proportion with the rest of your body? If you fall into one of these categories, a buttock enlargement or buttock augmentation (also called butt implant) may be for you.
If you have minimal fat on your body, you may require an implant to achieve your goal. This involves placing the implants into each buttock through an incision hidden over the tailbone. I perform the butt enhancement procedure while you are asleep (general anesthesia) and it takes about two to two and a half hours.
Initially there will be some pain and discomfort, but this can be relieved with painkillers. You will be able to sit after surgery. After fat grafting, you will need to wear a compression garment for 1-2 weeks. You should be able to return to work in 5-7 days. Your results will be evident after 6-8 weeks.