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OR Snapshots – Combining Custom Buttock and Hip Implants

  As the popularity of buttock augmentation has soared over the past decade, the need for hip augmentation has also arisen. No form of buttock augmentation, whether it is by implants or fat injections, can successfully provide substantial hip augmentation. Buttock implants certainly can not regardless of whether they are even placed in the subfascial Read More…

Round vs Oval Buttock Implants

When fat injections are not an option for buttock augmentation, or have not been successful, implants are the sole remaining treatment option. When choosing buttock implants there are three fundamental decisions a patient has to make, implant size, implant shape (style) and tissue pocket location. While pocket location and implant size have a somewhat fixed Read More…

The Intramuscular Pocket for Buttock Implants

  Buttock implants are the alternative procedure to the Brazilian Butt Lift. (buttock augmentation by fat injections) When one doesn’t have enough fat for injection or has ‘failed’ a fat injection procedure, implants are the remaining option for buttock augmentation. Once having a more checkered clinical history with a high rate of complications, buttock implants Read More…

The Anatomy of the Intramuscular Pocket for Buttock Implants

  Buttock implants are the alternative to fat grafting for buttock augmentation. Their placement is a choice between putting the implant on top of the muscle or inside the gluteus maximus muscle. Because it is an easier tissue plane to develop and a more direct approach to implant placement, on top of the muscle or Read More…

Case Study – Design Innovations in Custom Buttock Implants

  Background: Implants are the alternative to fat grafting to the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL) when the patient either does not have enough fat to harvest or has had a failed BBL procedure. When placing buttock implants the decisions to be made are pocket location and implant size…although the former controls the latter. Read More…

Management Principles in Secondary Buttock Implant Surgery

  Buttock augmentation continues to grow in popularity and is done most frequently by fat injections. (Brazilian butt lift) But not everyone has enough fat to harvest for a successful autologous buttock augmentation and not every fat-injected buttock ends up with the patient’s desired volume. As a result, the use of buttock implants has also Read More…

Case Study – Replacement of Ruptured Gel Buttock Implants

  Background:  Buttock implants are the lone remaining option after fat injections for buttock augmentation. If one has enough fat, or even if it may be marginal, I advise patients to pursue autologous fat injections first because it is both natural and has not long-term side effects from the graft itself. But some patients are Read More…

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