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Gluteal Augmentation

in Charleston County, SC

Buttock or gluteal augmentation is a procedure used to improve the volume, shape, and contour of the buttocks. Buttock augmentation can be achieved through fat grafting, (famously referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL), silicone implants, or sometimes a combination of these two techniques.

Woman, buttock implant, gluteal implant

What is a Gluteal Augementation?

Gluteal augmentation, also called gluteal augmentation, creates a rounder, firmer and more youthful-looking buttocks (butt). Gluteal augmentation procedures can remove loose, sagging skin or enlarge a flatter surface. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may combine surgery techniques to give you the results you want.

Gluteal augmentation may use fat transfer, implants or lifting techniques to help shape and sculpt your butt.

How Much Does a Gluteal Augmentation Cost?

The total cost of your Gluteal Augmentation procedure will vary based upon how much treatment is required. During your consultation we will develop a personalized treatment plan, and you will be informed of your treatment costs and payment options. We are happy to accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available so that our Gluteal Augmentation treatments are affordable to all of our patients.

What is the Gluteal Augmentation Treatment Like?

Silicone implants are inserted into the subfascial (below the fascia) plane of the gluteus muscle or inserted intramuscularly (within the muscle). Implants in the subfascial plane have the benefits of obviating the need for muscle dissection and significantly reduces the risk of injuring the sciatic nerve, (which can cause neuropathic pain, and dysfunction of muscles located on the back of the thigh and lower leg). The disadvantage to this method is that the subfascial plane is not as deep as the intramuscular plane, making the contour of the implant more prominent.

The benefits of the intramuscular plane include the thick muscular covering that the bisected (dissected in half) gluteus maximus muscle provides over the silicone implant, conferring a natural contour. The con to this method is that the intramuscular plane requires the surgeon to bisect the gluteus maximus muscle, which lengthens recovery and increases the risk of permanently severing nerves that innervate this muscle. Nerve injury can cause paralysis of the gluteus maximus muscle and subsequent atrophy (muscle shrinkage), creating asymmetry and muscle dysfunction. Implants are silicone and are either round or oval. They also come in different sizes ranging from 200-500 mL. The ideal size and shape will be selected according to the size of your pelvis, your height, and your desired degree of augmentation. All options will be discussed with your plastic surgeon and a customized surgical plan will be created to match your existing anatomy and your aesthetic goals.

What is the Gluteal Augmentation Recovery Like?

During your Gluteal Augmentation recovery, anticipate bruising, swelling, and sensitivity in treated areas. Expect significant improvement within 2-3 weeks, but prioritize rest and avoid strenuous activities. It's crucial to refrain from sitting directly on the treated area to ensure optimal results. Most normal activities can be resumed within a week to two weeks with full recovery expected in about two months.

What Gluteal Augmentation Results Can I Expect?

A gluteal augmentation enhances the contour, size, and shape of your buttocks, resulting in a more proportionate and shapely appearance. This procedure achieves a fuller and more lifted buttock profile, enhancing your overall figure. Enjoy improved confidence and silhouette with beautifully enhanced curves.

Patient Reviews

I had the first of three radio frequency treatments called Thermage. I truly love Sweetgrass. They explain everything either beforehand or as it’s being done and how it will feel. I like this face/skin treatment because of how my skin will look after the trio is complete. - Kathryn P.

To learn more about the Gluteal Augmentation procedure or to schedule your initial consultation at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, contact us today. We welcome patients from Charleston, Summerville, Charleston County and the nearby areas of South Carolina.