Buttock augmentation or butt lift is a fairly new and minimally invasive procedure which uses specially formulated hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to create natural looking results.
Many patients undertaking buttock augmentation are worried about the shape or volume of their buttocks. The buttock augmentation can help reconstruct and shape the bottom with considerably less downtime and pain than more traditional methods. Recently, there have been concerns over more traditional treatments such as fat transfer which has resulted in many clinics pulling this treatment.
The only CE certified filler for buttock augmentation in the UK is Hyacorp filler. This specially formulated filler for body volume enables patients to experience fast, long lasting results with minimal pain and downtime.
The beauty of using dermal fillers in this procedure is that, if necessary, it can be dissolved. This gives patients the peace of mind that if, for whatever reason, they change their mind it can be reversed.
How does buttock augmentation work?
Following a full consultation, the practitioner will mark the areas to be filled and prepare the buttocks using a local anaesthetic. The specially formulated dermal filler is then strategically injected to create shape and definition. Results can be seen immediately but will continue to improve over the coming week as any swelling goes down.
What will it achieve?
Buttock augmentation can add definition and volume to the buttock area. It helps restore symmetry, help balance a top heavy frame, plump sagging skin around the bottom area and improve skin texture and firmness.
How long will dermal fillers last?
The results of buttock augmentation can be seen almost immediately with improvements being seen over the coming weeks as any swelling settles. The results will last significantly longer than most other cosmetic fillers with the effects lasting for up to 18 months.
How long is the procedure?
The treatment will take approximately 1 hour to complete. As the treatment is so quick it means that it can be topped up as necessary to keep the results for longer.
Do dermal fillers have any side effects?
As with all dermal fillers, side effects are minimal. Patients may experience some swelling and feel slightly tender around the area being injected for a week or so following treatment. Some patients may also experience some localised irritation or redness around the area, however, there are no lasting side effects associated with this treatment.
There is also a much lower risk of scarring and post treatment pain especially when compared to other methods of buttock reshaping such as artificial implants or fat transfer.
What is the recovery time?
The practitioner will give advice on how to care for the area to ensure a speedy recovery. Many patients return to normal activities within a few days as there is very little down time associated with buttock augmentation.
Following treatment, the area may remain tender for a week or so, however, many patients recover after only a few days.
Most patients returning to a sedentary role at work should consider taking a few days off to allow the filler to settle before prolonged pressure is applied to the bottom. Each patient is different and your personal circumstances and the type of job should be discussed with your practitioner at the consultation stage.
What should I look for in a clinic/practitioner?
Ensure you take time to find a reputable practitioner and that they are appropriately trained for the procedure you are having. You should also be comfortable with the surroundings, ensuring it’s a clean, safe and appropriate environment.
Ensure you are well informed prior to treatment, ask questions and don’t feel pressured to have the procedure then and there if you don’t want to. A reputable practitioner will be happy to accommodate such a request.
We recommend the treatment is carried out by an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a doctor, dentist or nurse.
How much does bottom augmentation cost?
Costs will vary depending on the location of the clinic/ practitioner. The cost of Hyacorp dermal filler injections in London start from around £4000.
Please note the content of this guide is for information only and does not replace a full consultation with a qualified practitioner.