Are Butt Implants Permanent?

America has been having a love affair with plastic surgery for many years now, but, until recently, butt implants have not really been a part of it. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2015 butt implant surgery didn’t even break the top 10 most popular cosmetic procedures performed. However, the heightened attention surrounding celebrities that flaunt their curves has lead to a greater interest in cosmetic procedures that enhance the behind. With a few cosmetic procedures available to choose from- a lot of people want to know- are buttock implants permanent?


The buttock implant procedure involves placing a gluteal implant under each gluteus maximus muscle. The implant is made of a soft-solid silicone rubber and is, therefore, permanent. Because of the permanent nature of this procedure, it should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. There are different sized implants to choose from based on the appearance that the patient is looking for along with what the surgeon determines to be the safest option. Butt implants add volume but do not possess the ability on their own to reshape or contour the butt.


While butt implants are a great permanent solution for those looking to add a little oomph to their behinds without reshaping, butt injections, also called a Brazilian Butt Lift, offer an alternative for those who are hesitant to go all the way with implants. Butt injections involve taking fat from another area of the body, usually the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the buttock to shape and enhance it. The results from this procedure are generally permanent, however, if the patient loses weight, the fat injected into the buttocks is at risk. Since it is natural fat, the body will lose weight normally, so the possibility of losing the fat injected into the buttocks is there.

Whatever procedure is chosen, the decision should be between the patient and the surgeon. Dr. Gartner is a double board certified plastic surgeon with offices in New Jersey and Manhattan and has extensive experience in these procedures. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner sending us a message or giving us a call.

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