Gluteal Augmentation with Silicone Implants

January 23, 2013: Authored by: Alpha Health Asia Staff

Gluteal augmentation with silicone implants, also called buttock augmentation or butt augmentation, has been increasing in popularity over the past decade. According to International Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) report, there were 119,007 buttock augmentations performed worldwide by Plastic Surgeons in 2010- this makes buttock augmentation the 13th most popular surgical procedure performed by Plastic Surgeons.

At Alpha Health Asia, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of butt augmentation procedures in the past 3 years, gluteal augmentation has become very popular for many woman in Southern Asia, with Thailand and Vietnam having a high number of cases for buttock implants.

Why are people having buttock implants in Asia?
There are many cases where someone is not happy with the shape of their buttocks, they desire more shape and curve, more projection of the buttocks. If someone has normal or minimal body fat the butt area might not have the shape desired- the buttocks and gluteal area retain fat, normal or low body fat might result in a gluteal shape that does not have significant curve and contour.

Silicone Buttock Implants
Silicone gluteal (or buttock) implants are surgically implanted to add shape and projection to the buttock area. The silicone gluteal implants are different from the breast implants as the buttock area has a different ‘feel’ to the tissue than the breast area. And, of course, you will be sitting on the gluteal implants, requiring a slightly different durability of the implant shell.
It is still very important to use gluteal implants that are safe- the gluteal implants should be made from FDA approved, cohesive, medical grade silicone.

There are many different sizes and shapes of gluteal implants in the Silimed range to select from- the common shapes for the base of the implant are round and oval. There are also many different sizes (volume), this allows you and your doctor to select the best shape and size to achieve the look you want. Once the implant shape and size have been selected, the gluteal implants are surgically implanted into the gluteal muscle.

Gluteal augmentation can provide a solution for adding shape and projection the the gluteal and buttock area, please make sure to consult with a well qualified doctor that uses gluteal implants that are proven safe and that are available in different sizes and shapes.

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