What to Expect from Your Butt Implant Journey

Butt Implant surgery

Body contouring has become increasingly popular and highly sought-after in recent years. With that, more and more people are now looking into options for addressing body parts they wish to enhance. One such area is the buttocks; for those who desire fuller, shapelier buttocks, butt implants have become a go-to option.

But how does one go about getting butt surgery? What can you realistically expect from your “butt enhancement journey”? That guide will discuss everything you need to know about butt implants – from procedure types the recovery process, cost, and the long-term results.

What is a Butt Implant?

Butt augmentation is a cosmetic procedure in which artificial implants or fat grafts are implanted into the buttocks to make them fuller and rounder, creating a more proportionate and symmetrical shape for your body. The procedure takes place outpatient under general anesthesia.

What are the Different Types of butt enhancement Available?

There are different types of butt implants available, and they include:

  1. Fat Transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift): Fat is taken from other areas via liposuction, processed, and injected into the buttocks, offering body contouring benefits.
  2. Sculptra Butt Lift: Sculptra stimulates collagen growth, gradually adding volume to the buttocks as the body absorbs it.
  3. Hydrogel & Silicone Injections: This type is not FDA-approved and is risky due to potential complications like infections and disfigurement.
  4. Silicone Butt Implants: Solid silicone devices surgically inserted to enhance buttock shape and size, available in various shapes and sizes.

Who is a Good Candidate for Butt Enlargement Surgery?

Good Candidate for Butt Enlargement Surgery

A good candidate for the procedure is the following.

  • Candidates seeking a fuller buttock appearance.
  • Good physical and mental health is essential.
  • Non-smokers with realistic expectations.
  • It is ideal for those with naturally small buttocks or volume loss due to aging or weight loss.
  • Suitable for addressing asymmetry and unsuccessful diet/exercise attempts.
  • Beneficial for achieving balanced shape and proportion.
  • Those looking to attain desired results.

If you need to check whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, in HayatMed Clinic, we offer a free consultation on WhatsApp or contact us by filling out the form.

How do I prepare for butt implant surgery?

Before undergoing bum implants, there are certain steps that you need to take to prepare yourself for the procedure.

    • Meet with an experienced plastic surgeon for a suitability assessment. Discuss medical history, measurements, skin health, and potential risks.
    • Complete necessary blood tests and examinations to determine readiness for surgery.
    • Stop smoking two weeks before and after surgery to aid healing and reduce risks.
    • Follow the surgeon’s guidance on discontinuing certain medications, like blood thinners.
    • Set up a comfortable home recovery area and arrange for initial-day assistance.
    • Consider using compression garments as recommended for the healing process.

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Butt implant surgery step by step?

Before Surgery:

  • Consultation with the surgeon to assess candidacy.
  • Medical tests and examinations to determine readiness.
  • Quit smoking at least two weeks prior.
  • Discontinue certain medications interfering with surgery.

During Surgery:

  • General anesthesia is administered for patient comfort.
  • The surgeon makes incisions in the buttocks, depending on the procedure.
  • A pocket is created in the buttock muscle or under the fascia for implant placement.
  • Solid silicone implants in various shapes, sizes, and textures are used.
  • The surgeon adjusts the implant for a symmetrical and natural appearance.
  • Incisions are stitched, and the patient is moved to the postoperative recovery area.

After Surgery:

  • A compression garment is worn for implant support and reduced swelling.
  • Avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for a few weeks.
  • The surgeon schedules follow-up appointments to monitor healing.
  • Patient satisfaction with results assessed.

How long does the butt implant surgery take?

Undergoing surgery typically lasts 2 – 3 hours, though this could vary depending on the scope and health of your procedure. You will typically be under general anesthesia during this process, so you will likely remain asleep during any changes occurring in your body during surgery.

Butt implant surgery recovery?

liposuction recovery

After butt enhancement surgery, recovery typically lasts six to eight weeks. To ensure optimal healing and avoid complications, patients must follow doctors’ orders closely to experience proper healing and avoid complications. You may experience pain, swelling, and bruising immediately postoperatively; your physician may provide painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve your symptoms.

Your first few days post-surgery should include taking ample rest. Sitting or lying on your buttocks for at least two weeks to prevent placing pressure on the implants may increase risk, so sleeping on your stomach or side should become part of your daily routine.

At least six weeks should pass before engaging in physical activity or exercising again, and additional time off work or school should be taken for your recovery. Compression garments or bandages may help reduce swelling while supporting implants during this time.

Your doctor will arrange several follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure the implants heal successfully. For successful healing to occur, it’s also essential that you maintain a balanced diet, drink plenty of fluids, and refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption to ensure successful healing.

Read also: Brazilian butt lift recovery

Risks and complications

As with any surgical procedure, thyroidectomy entails risks and potential complications; patients should be informed of potential issues before surgery.

Some risks and complications associated with thyroidectomy surgery could include the following:

  • Infection risk exists in all surgeries, with antibiotics used as a preventive measure.
  • Significant discomfort, particularly in the early post-surgery days.
  • Excessive bleeding can lead to blood clot formation.
  • Implant displacement/rupture can cause asymmetry.
  • Surgery may damage nerves, causing numbness or weakness.
  • Scar tissue can harden and distort implants (capsular contracture).
  • Implants may not achieve the desired look, resulting in unnatural results.

What can I do to minimize the risks of butt operation?

Butt implant surgery is a procedure that comes with risks like any other surgery. However, you can minimize the risks by following these guidelines:

  • Check credentials and past work for a successful track record.
  • Discuss expectations, medical history, and concerns.
  • Adhere to pre- and post-surgery guidance.
  • Avoid smoking for better healing and fewer complications.
  • Maintain health before and after surgery to speed healing and lower infection risks.
  • Understand surgery enhances but doesn’t replace healthy habits; healing takes time.

Butt enhancement surgery before and after

How much does butt surgery cost in Turkey?

Neck Lift cost

Butt implant costs depend on several variables, including location, the experience of the surgeon, and the type of procedure performed.

Cost estimates range between EUR 4.000 to EUR 5000 in Turkey, which makes the procedure significantly more affordable than in the United States, where patients pay anywhere from $8000 to $20K or more. At the same time, in the UK, it runs between PS6K to PS9.000.

The price for butt plastic surgery should include all associated expenses such as medications, anesthesia, and hospital fees. Before deciding on having butt cosmetic surgery, patients must carefully consider their expenses and evaluate all their options before making their final choice.

Why Turkey for Butt Implant Surgery

Turkey has quickly become one of the leading destinations for cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years, particularly Buttock Augmentation surgeries. Patients opt for Turkey for various reasons.

First and foremost, Turkey is an affordable location for butt implant surgery compared to countries such as the US or UK.

That means patients can save considerable amounts on the surgery cost in Turkey while still receiving high-quality care from experienced and skilled surgeons trained to international standards. International organizations like JCI accredit many clinics in Turkey and offer cutting-edge facilities, equipment, and multilingual staff who can guide and support them from initial consultation to postoperative care.

Turkey also draws patients because it allows them to combine surgery and vacation, offering the perfect destination to relax after surgery in beautiful and scenic surroundings. Turkey boasts an abundant history, culture, and natural beauty, which allow patients to combine medical procedures with a sightseeing vacation.

The table below provides a broad range of prices for butt implants in some countries:

CountryPrice Range
USA$8,000 – $20,000
UK£6,000 – £9,000
CanadaCAD 5,000 – CAD 10,000
Turkey € 4,000 – €5,000
AustraliaAUD 8,000 – AUD 15,000
KoreaKRW 5,000,000 – KRW 20,000,000

Read also: How Much Is A BBL: A Comprehensive Guide.

Does insurance cover the cost of a butt implant surgery?

Insurance typically does not cover elective cosmetic procedures like butt implant surgery due to being performed for aesthetic rather than medical purposes, thus not typically covered.
However, there may be exceptions, such as people suffering from medical conditions affecting their buttocks, defects or injuries requiring butt enhancement surgery, and requiring insurance to cover some or all of the cost depending on their policy and individual case details.
Patients may want to consult a doctor or insurance provider to discuss their options and determine if coverage is available.

Read also: Affordable BBL Surgery?

How do I find the best butt implant surgeon?

Finding a qualified and experienced butt implant surgeon requires careful research and attention to detail. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Experience is of utmost importance when selecting your surgeon. 
  2. Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous patients as proof of this experience.
  3. Review reviews about the clinic online to get an idea of its reputation and experiences with patients who have visited it in the past.
  4. Check for your surgeon’s board certification, then arrange for an initial consultation to discuss butt implant experience, surgical techniques used, possible complications that might arise, and all details associated with the procedure.

Butt Implants vs. BBL Surgery

Both methods are used to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks.

The butt implants involve surgically inserting silicone into the buttocks to enhance volume and projection. This makes the procedure suitable for individuals without enough fat deposits elsewhere to perform a butt lift procedure. 

While Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL surgery) is performed by removing fat from various areas of the body (liposuction), such as the abdomen, waist, or back, and injecting it into the buttocks for enhancement and to enhance their shape and size; this procedure not only adds volume to buttocks but also improves body contour. 

AspectButt ImplantsBrazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
Procedure DescriptionSilicone implants are surgically insertedFat is harvested from other areas and injected into the buttocks
SuitabilityFor individuals with insufficient fat for transferFor individuals with adequate fat for transfer
Surgical ComplexityMore invasive surgical procedureLess invasive procedure
ScarringVisible scarring at incision sitesMinimal scarring from small incisions
Recovery TimeLonger recovery time due to surgical procedureShorter recovery time due to less invasive nature
Long-Term MaintenanceImplants may require monitoring and potential future replacementFat survival can vary; maintenance through lifestyle and weight management


Butt implants have quickly become one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments due to their proven efficacy and safety track records, providing life-changing opportunities for those looking to enhance their appearance and boost confidence.
Before undertaking such an endeavor, several key considerations must be considered, including cost, recovery timelines, and health effects.
Consult a surgeon first to understand all that goes into this surgery fully, then shop around until you find the perfect clinic, ensuring they are experienced and board-certified.

Frequently Asked Questions

Butt implants can last for many years, but they might need to be replaced due to wear or changes in the body over time.

Butt implants are commonly made of solid silicone, a durable and biocompatible material.

Butt implants performed by experienced surgeons can be performed safely; however, as with any surgery,, risks may be involved.

Butt implants enhance shape and size by surgically placing the implants within or under the buttock tissues.

While generally safe, complications like infections or shifting can occur. Consult with a surgeon to understand the risks.

Yes, butt implants are real medical devices used for augmentation.

While they can be long-lasting, butt implants might need replacement.

That is why the results do not look artificial but very natural. Also, using biological fat cells greatly benefits the general look because it will allow your body to integrate the cells naturally into your body.

That is one of the advantages of opting for this surgery over artificial implants. The implants consist of a synthetic material inserted under your skin, creating awkward movements and an unbalanced look.

HayatMed, located in Istanbul, is highly experienced in performing plastic surgeries with satisfactory results, according to our patients’ evaluations. 

Read Also: Average mommy makeover cost.

Implants are designed to be durable and are not likely to explode under normal circumstances. Proper surgical techniques and aftercare help prevent complications.

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Binsy George
Binsy George

Binsy brings over 13 years of expertise to the HayatMed Clinic Blog. With a passion for healthcare communication, she has crafted insightful articles that demystify complex medical topics, empowering readers to make informed decisions about their well-being.
Her wealth of experience ensures that each blog post is a reliable source of knowledge, fostering a deeper understanding of health and medical advancements.

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