Buttock Implants / Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic Surgeon Westchester


As a board certified plastic surgeon with plastic surgery offices in Westchester (Rye Brook) and Manhattan, New York, I have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of patients in the New York metropolitan area requesting an improvement in their buttocks. I now perform more buttock augmentations using buttock implants than any other board certified plastic surgeon in the New York area. My first encounter with the concept of buttock augmentation was during a trip to Peru in the spring of 1997. I was participating in an international plastic surgery exchange focusing on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. In South America, the aesthetic ideal is somewhat different than it is here in the U.S. In South America, the buttocks are the focal point of sensuality. I discovered that plastic surgeons in South America were routinely augmenting the buttocks in an attempt to meet the demands of a buttock conscience culture. It was not until years later that this procedure became popular in the U.S.

Please note: The Westchester Plastic Surgeon offers in-person and virtual consultations (from anywhere in the world). 

There are various methods to augment the buttocks. The transfer of fat to the buttocks that has been suctioned from areas such as the abdomen and back can produce an increase in buttock projection along with an improvement in the contour of the suctioned areas: this is known as a Brazilian butt lift. One drawback to the fat transfer technique is that the results are not permanent since much of the transplanted fat is reabsorbed during the first year. The injection of permanent fillers into the buttocks such as silicone was quite common 15 years ago. This technique resulted in many cases of buttock deformity including asymmetry, granulomas, nodularity, and migration of the silicone. The insertion of a permanent implant into the buttocks provides a predictable increase in size and projection.

Surgical Technique of Buttock Implants
I have performed many buttock augmentations over the past several years in both men and women with a very high satisfaction rate. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in my fully accredited private surgical facility (located in Manhattan, NYC) under general anesthesia. The template of the implant is drawn on the buttocks to guide the dissection. An incision is made in the midline between the two buttocks. A pocket is made within the gluteus maximus muscle or between the muscle and its envelope or fascia. In the U.S. only FDA-approved solid silicone implants can be used to avoid the risk of leakage associated with gel implants. The implants are available in either round or oval shape with various thicknesses. The implant shell can be either smooth or textured. I prefer a round, smooth implant for the majority of my patients. After the implant pocket has been created the buttock implant is then inserted. Drains are often used and kept in place for several days to remove any fluid that may accumulate around the implants.

Patients are usually able to walk out of the surgical facility and are instructed to rest for several days. Walking is encouraged as it has been found to decrease postoperative muscle spasms. Prophylactic antibiotics are prescribed. Oral analgesics are usually needed for at least one week. The drains are usually removed in 7-10 days when only minimal fluid is present over a 24 hour period.

Results of the Buttock Implants
The results of butt implants or the Brazilian butt lift will be apparent immediately. In patients where the buttock implant is placed within the muscle, it may take a few months for the implants to “settle” as the muscle relaxes. The scar usually heals very nicely leaving only a thin line just above between the buttock crease which would not be evident in even the smallest underwear or thong. Normal exercise can be resumed for most patients in 4-6 weeks.

The best candidates for buttock augmentation with solid silicone implants are men and women who desire a fuller, rounder, and more projecting buttock. In patients who have experienced overall weight loss or a loss of volume in the buttocks only, insertion of an implant can be beneficial. Combining liposuction of the lower back and thighs with buttock augmentation can enhance the shape of the body and yield dramatic results.

The satisfaction rate of patients undergoing buttock augmentation has been very high. I advise those patients interested in buttock augmentation with a buttock implant to be realistic about their goals and be committed to undergoing an elective surgical procedure that while rewarding does carry some risk. People interested in more information about buttock augmentation are invited to call for a complimentary consultation. During the consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions, review buttock implant before and after photos and see the various buttock implants available.

If you have any questions about buttock implants (butt implants) or any other plastic surgery procedures please feel free to contact us at our Manhattan or Westchester (Rye Brook) New York office.

To schedule a complimentary buttock implants plastic surgery consultation or a Brazilian butt lift plastic surgery consultation please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS at his Manhattan or Westchester (Rye Brook), New York office.

Westchester (Rye Brook) Plastic Surgery Office
90 South Ridge Street

Rye Brook, New York 10573
(914) 934-5000