While breast augmentations continue to be highly sought after, there is another augmentation taking top billing in the media: Gluteal augmentation otherwise commonly known as butt implants.

Here is a glimpse into why there has been a shift.

For starters, Google searches are a clear indication as to what the new trend is in society, including plastic surgery queries. Just last month, the term “butt implants” was typed into a Google search more than 40,000 times. Around last year at this time, that monthly search number was around 27,000.

Just like couture changes with the decades, so does the silhouette and body type. Currently, a more voluminous bottom is ranking higher. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Manaj, and Kim Kardashian are changing physical fashion, not to mention aesthetic requests in a plastic surgeon’s office.

Women who generally seek gluteal implants want to enhance their backside appearance. They are often dissatisfied with how they look in their wardrobe. Their hope is that this type of procedure can transform their body and reveal a shapelier back end.

The implants utilized are oftentimes silicone-filled. A skilled plastic surgeon can help add more curvature to the area by specific placement. Just like breast augmentation, the selections of implants truly come in an array of sizes and shapes.

The implant variations are critical so a woman’s body type matches proportionately with the augmentation. Each patient is different and so are their aesthetic goals.

Some women undergoing buttock augmentation may also combine a lift if aesthetically needed.

For those who are interested in this type of plastic surgery, it’s essential to be thoughtful about pursuing it. One must make certain they want the surgery for all the right reasons while understanding that plastic surgery is indeed a personal decision.

A potential patient must seek a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in this procedure.

During a consultation, a woman must ask pertinent questions such as how the surgery is performed, double-check the surgeon’s qualifications, and request to see a patient gallery for those who underwent the procedure.

Above all, safety is a primary concern. If the surgery is being performed in a surgical suite, be certain it is accredited by an agency such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

Also during the consultation, be sure to ask about recovery time which may last up to six weeks as well as surgical and health risks.

It’s critical for plastic surgeons to inform their patients about every aspect of a surgical procedure so the patients can make informed decisions.

Those who have done their homework and have chosen the best plastic surgeon, have been delighted with their surgical outcome.

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