Summary: What is a myth? The Loch Ness monster is a myth, right? King Arthur is a myth, so is the roundtable (mostly). What I’m getting at is that I don’t like to call these butt augmentation myths or butt lift myths. That gives them far too value (okay, I might refer to them as myths once or twice, but that’s really just to keep your attention). Rather, these are misconceptions that we can examine and correct, then dismiss. This way, when you finally go in to get your butt augmentation in Minneapolis or New York or wherever you’d like to get your rounder rump, you can have a good sense of what you’re in for—and how much you’ll probably like the results.
Clearing the Air
Among the most popular current procedures is something called a butt augmentation—sometimes referred to as somewhat improperly as butt implants or a Brazilian butt lift. The relationship between butt implants and butt augmentation is the same between breast implants and breast augmentation—and, unfortunately, sometimes the media conflates the two terms. A butt implant is the medical device, where as butt augmentation is the procedure that gives you the pleasantly plump behind you’re after. But as butt augmentation gets more popular, it becomes more common for poor or erroneous information to get out there. So, we’re going to address a few common misconceptions about butt augmentation.
Now, you’ll notice we didn’t say something like “we’re going to bust some butt lift myths.” And that’s because these aren’t really myths. Myths are culturally and social relevant. We don’t necessarily want to elevate these misconceptions to that level. These are simply misunderstandings that we want to clear up. Once they’re cleared up, we can move on—no reason to continue telling these stories around a campfire or hang on to them in your memory. We’ll just be done with them. I hope that sounds amicable to everybody.
Misconception #1: The Brazilian Butt Lift Myths
So, first thing’s first, let’s talk about the difference between a butt augmentation and a Brazilian butt lift. People often seem to conflate these two procedures, and sometimes refer to all butt augmentation procedures as Brazilian butt lifts. But that’s not entirely true. Rather, a Brazilian butt lift is simply a specific kind of butt augmentation. In this case, the Brazilian variation focuses on using fat as the implantation material. In these procedures, a small amount of fat is taken from a more fatty area of your body (your belly, for example), purified, and then injected into the buttocks in a controlled and calibrated way to get you your desired results.
Misconception #2: Using Someone Else’s Fat
Which, I suppose, brings us to our next big misconception: you cannot use someone else’s fat. This is a misconception that is important for people to remember when they might find themselves without the necessary fat for this procedure. Here’s the thing about butt augmentation—if you don’t have enough excess fat on your body, you simply cannot expect to have a fat graft procedure performed. That doesn’t, however, mean that you cannot have a butt augmentation performed—rather, it means that you’ll have to settle for an artificial butt implant.
Misconceptions #3: Artificial Implants
Butt implants, in many ways, are akin to breast implants. In most cases, they’re constructed of silicone gel. And they have a pretty good success rate when it comes to longevity and when it comes to patient satisfaction. Many patients prefer the fat graft because it looks more natural and feel more natural—and there’s some truth in that, but artificial implants are more predictable and last longer. Because that’s the Achilles’ heel of fat graft—no one’s quite sure, on a per patient basis, just hos much fat will die and be reabsorbed into the body. After all, fat grafts have long been unpredictable procedures, as a small portion of the fat will, as we said, basically die and disappear.
Misconception #4: Weight Loss
In a butt augmentation procedure, the amount of fat loss usually isn’t enough to be incredibly noticeable, but it’s definitely something you’ll want to keep your eye on. And that brings us to our final misconception: that a butt augmentation is a fitting weight loss strategy. It’s true that these procedures will often extract (and purify) a significant amount of fat. But let’s remember that such fat is placed back into the body. Indeed, even when combined with liposuction procedures, as Brazilian butt lifts often are, we need to remember that liposuction in itself is not a viable fat loss solution (at least, not on a large scale. Liposuction is designed to eliminate discrete pockets of fat which cannot be targeted by diet or exercise).
Butt Augmentation About Changing Your Proportions
That said, butt augmentation can change your body shape and your proportions. After all, that’s what most patients like about the procedure. Because it’s not just about getting that rounder rump (though, to a certain degree, yes it is), it’s also about getting that rump to work cohesively with the rest of your body. That’s why most patients come in for this procedure: they feel as though their buttocks are too flat for the rest of their body—and this area can be particularly difficult to target with exercise. In some ways, you’re either born with it or you aren’t. Luckily, if you aren’t born with it, plastic surgery can generate it for you.
Isn’t it nice that we live in a world, now, that enables you to finally have the butt you’ve always wanted?