Buttock Implant

Butt implants are intended for men and women who would like more curves and/or a well-balanced physique. This can improve an individual’s buttock contour by creating a fuller shape.

Buttock implant surgery, like breast implant surgery, places artificial implants in-between gluteal muscle to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. However, this surgery doesn’t aim to widen the hips.

Surgical/Procedure Name

Gluteal augmentation

Common Name

Buttock implant surgery
Butt implant

Surgical Procedure

During the surgery, implants are placed through an incision made either where the cheeks meet the back of the thigh or in the buttock crease (where scars are not as noticeable). The surgeon then creates a pocket large enough to place the implants. Your surgeon will advise you on the most suitable procedure for you. Once placed, the surgeon confirms that each cheek is symmetrical and looks natural. The incisions are closed and a compression garment is applied.


2-3 hours


General anesthesia - discussed with your surgeon

Pre Operative Care

Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). To eliminate the chance of post-op bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as Brufen for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months before surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.

Post Operative Care

Buttock implants will have a moderate amount of post-operative discomfort and will feel very tight right after surgery. Take your pain medications as needed. Significant swelling will occur in the first few days making your buttock feel even tighter. There will be a taped dressing / bandages on your lower back to cover the incision. The tapes are to be left in place to serve both as a dressing and reinforcement of the incision. You will probably be able to resume exercise and normal physical activities within a month or two after any residual soreness has subsided. While you still have butt implants, please avoid puncture or injection in the butt area.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgical procedures, buttock implant surgery has its own set of risks and side effects.


Knowing what complications may arise, as well as what can prevent them, will help patients enjoy a positive experience.

Possible Complications
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Adverse Reaction to anesthesia
  • Need for second or more procedures
  • Capsular contracture
  • Scarring

In order to prevent any serious difficulties, patients are strongly urged to follow all instructions provided by their surgeon.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner