The Easiest Ways to Fix a Flat Butt

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Some of us just don’t have enough cushioning on our seats.

The first option is fat injections. According to New York City plastic surgeon Sydney Coleman, MD, to augment the buttocks and enhance shape, fat is removed, “most commonly from the abdomen or love handles.” The fat is then dispersed into the gluteus muscle and bet­ween the muscle and skin. There is minimal pain connected with the procedure and any discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Patients are up and around the day of surgery; however, strenuous activities should generally be avoided for three weeks.

Buttocks implants are an alternative option in some cases. They are made of soft, solid silicone. The implants are inserted through an incision in the fold beneath each buttock cheek and placed between the muscle and the bone. After seven to 10 days, tape and stitches are removed, though tenderness can persist for an extended period of time. You’ll have to sleep on your stomach for two to three weeks and hold off on the exercise for one to two months. The biggest drawback of these implants, according to Dr. Sydney Coleman, is that those who are interested in getting them “often don’t have enough of their own fat to cover the implant, and the result looks very unnatural.” Due to the constant weight and stress placed on the area, there’s a chance these implants can shift, especially for very physically active people. These implants will not change with your body over time, so you may not be happy with their appearance down the line. Lastly, should the implants be removed and not replaced, the result can be disfiguring saggy skin and muscle.

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