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Increasing of buttocks

Many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian or Jennifer López , among others, boast of their prominent buttocks. Perhaps that is why more and more people, both men and women, are encouraged by buttock augmentation . Currently it is estimated that more than 350,000 operations of this type are carried out worldwide each year.

The gluteus is a structure made up of three muscles (the gluteus maximus, median and minor), in addition to subcutaneous fat and skin. There is a large selection of aesthetic problems related to it: low volume, deformities, sagging, excess skin due to weight loss … Thus, buttock augmentation allows this area of ​​the body to return to the shape it had before, or even create a new one.

Below we explain everything related to gluteoplasty : procedure, advantages, risks, prices in Spain …

What is buttock augmentation?

The buttocks generally play an essential role in physical appearance . Thus, when people are not satisfied with their shape and size, they may feel the need to improve them, opting for buttock augmentation cosmetic surgery. By implanting a silicone prosthesis or the patient’s own body fat , the buttocks are increased.

In the case of men, their subcutaneous fatty tissue is less than that of women. Thus, in a high percentage of cases, the most recommended option is an oval implant to enhance the male anatomy, achieving athletic buttocks.

As for women, the choice of implant largely depends on the amount of adipose tissue . Round prostheses offer greater protection, but are only recommended when the adipose tissue is large. Otherwise, it is best to place oval prostheses . Regarding the size of the prosthesis, it is chosen based on two factors: the patient’s pelvis and her tastes and preferences.


In general lines we can differentiate two types of gluoteoplasties: with prostheses or with the patient’s body fat.

Gluteoplasty with prosthesis

The intervention consists of increasing the volume of the buttocks by placing an implant through what is called intramuscular technique . It is the most recommended alternative for those who have little skin flaccidity .

An implant is used that is placed by making a small incision of no more than three inches in the gluteal region. Once the gluteus maximus muscle is reached, it is separated into two sections; the prosthesis is inserted into the deeper one. In this way the scar is hidden between both buttocks , going completely unnoticed.

Recovery is very fast, as long as attention is paid to a series of principles and minimal care: avoid exercises such as climbing stairs or climbing, follow a healthy diet …

Gluteoplasty with own fat

In those cases in which the patient suffers from skin flaccidity due to a considerable loss of weight that has caused the flattening and sagging of the skin of the buttocks , the use of the patient’s own fat is the best gluoteoplasty technique.

In this case, the general contour of the buttocks is remodeled through tissue grafts extracted from the patient by liposuction ; thus, the compatibility is total and the risk that a problem may arise with the synthetic prosthesis is minimized.

The procedure is more versatile since the plastic surgeon can place the fat in those points where he considers most appropriate, without the limitations that prostheses present.

Reasons to opt for buttock augmentation: advantages

Buttock augmentation is a cosmetic surgery intervention that seeks not only to increase the size of the buttocks, but also to reshape and / or firm them. It is interesting to consider what are the advantages it offers.

And it is that in many cases they do not only go through improving the aesthetic appearance of the patient and their body in general, but that buttock augmentation implies an emotional improvement . The patient feels better and shows greater self-confidence.

Below we have collected some of the main reasons why an increasing number of people are opting for buttock augmentation.

  • Self-esteem : like any other aesthetic treatment, those who choose to increase the volume of their buttocks like themselves more when they look in the mirror. They are proud of how well they fit clothes that they could not wear before. Aspects that may seem superficial, but that is reflected in a noticeable way in their self-esteem, feeling better both with themselves and with others.
  • Visible results: one of the main advantages of buttock augmentation is that the results are visible in the short term. In addition, there are no visible scars and the result is very natural.
  • Quick recovery: recovery after the intervention is very fast, being able to recover normal activity just a few days after it.

How is the buttock augmentation performed?

When it comes to performing a buttock augmentation, it is interesting to know what the procedure is, both before, during and after the operation.

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First date

Once the patient goes to the aesthetic center, the doctor first takes a medical history of the same, taking into account factors such as chronic diseases. He then proceeds with an examination of the buttocks, measuring various parameters and taking photographs.

Depending on the age and state of health of the patient, the doctor may request additional tests, such as a blood test or an ultrasound, among others.

All the tests carried out prior to the operation are of great help in determining the best technique to use.


In the same way as any other aesthetic intervention, buttock augmentation requires a preoperative period to be determined by the surgeon : analytics, special care …


Buttock augmentation is carried out in an operating room under general anesthesia . It is an essential condition that the center where the intervention is carried out has all the security measures indicated by the regulations.

The procedure lasts approximately two to three hours , depending on the technique to be used. In the case of silicone implants, the surgeon proceeds to insert them into the buttocks through the incision made; This incision is located in the area where the buttock meets the back of the thigh.

If the buttock augmentation is carried out with the patient’s body fat, the intervention consists of transferring said fat from another area of ​​the body to the buttocks using cannulas.


Gluteoplasty requires hospital admission of the patient for 24 hours . Thus, once the time has elapsed, the drains are removed, after which the patient is discharged from the hospital.

Once at home, you must rest and avoid any type of physical effort to avoid displacement of the implants or bleeding. In addition, you must follow a series of guidelines, such as sleeping on your stomach , wearing an orthopedic girdle for three to four weeks, or avoiding climbing stairs.

Buttock augmentation: risks

Like any other cosmetic intervention, buttock augmentation has a series of risks, which must be known and accepted.

Complications are generally minimal. It is usual that after the operation the patient feels pain in the area , which is controlled with analgesics. The appearance of bruises and inflammation are also frequent after the intervention.

As we have pointed out, the scar is imperceptible, so it is not an added problem.

The main risks of gluteoplasty are those of anesthesia: bleeding, infection, alteration of sensitivity in the medium and long term and healing problems . In general, it is in smokers that more complications occur.

Buttock augmentation without surgery: hyaluronic acid

There are those who choose to increase the volume of their buttocks without surgery. An aesthetic treatment that is carried out with hyaluronic acid and that is painless and with immediate results .

It is a new technique without surgery that allows you to achieve more attractive buttocks in just one session, and without the need to undergo surgery.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance widely used to increase the volume of many areas of the body, such as the breasts or lips.

How it is performed?

In the case of the buttocks, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia . Hyaluronic acid is injected into the dermis of the buttocks and then the area is massaged so that the substance spreads evenly.

Once the hyaluronic acid is injected, the area is inflamed and painful ; they are the only two side effects of this treatment.

Recovery is very fast since just after 24 hours the patient can resume their daily activities.

Regarding the results, they are immediate after the session and last approximately one year.

Buttock augmentation, one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Spain

Currently, buttock augmentation is one of the most requested aesthetic interventions in Spain. In 2016, the Spanish Society for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (SECPRE) pointed out that the demand for gluteoplasty had increased between 20 and 30 percent in just two years.

It is currently the third most requested surgery in Spain , only behind mammoplasty and liposuction.

Price of gluteoplasty in Spain

Regarding the price, it ranges between 2,000 and 5,000 euros approximately . It is important to go to a fully trusted clinic, which complies with all the safety, health and hygiene measures determined by the regulations.


In conclusion, gluteoplasty is an increasingly widespread cosmetic surgery operation among both men and women around the world.

For the results obtained to be lasting over time, experts insist on the importance of following healthy lifestyle habits : adequate sleep, a healthy and balanced diet, and frequent physical exercise.

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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