Butt augmentation involves placing a silicone implant into the buttocks to enhance and achieve fuller curves with a more rounded, voluminous butt. While there are several options for butt enhancement, butt implants offer the most dramatic results. Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, recommends this surgery for patients who desire a fuller bottom but are thinner and have little body fat to transfer for fat injections. Dr. Shah also suggests that patients be either at or near their ideal weight for the best possible outcome. This procedure is generally considered safe and provides permanent results with a natural look and feel. Dr. Shah is Denver's busiest butt implant surgeon!
Butt Augmentation Reviews
"Thank you Dr. Shah!!! - You did it Dr. Shah! You ARE a miracle worker! Hello all! I am 48 yrs old. I consulted with 3 different Doctors about having a Brazilian Butt lift, and am so very glad I chose Dr. Shah. I told him in one of my pre surgery appointments, that if he could make my derriere look good, he would be a miracle worker....lol. Not only was my butt totally flat, I also had sagging skin (butt flaps) on the..."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 20, 2017
"During my recovery period Dr Shah and his team were absolutely amazing - I had a butt augmentation performed and unfortunately my body had complications.. during my recovery period Dr Shah and his team were absolutely amazing. Dr Shah never hesitated to answer my calls or texts and checked on me frequently. Plastic surgery is life changing and to have someone like Dr Shah on your side is an amazing experience, I would give him more than 5 stars if I could. Thank you so much again Dr Shah I love my results!!"- B. / RealSelf / Jun 29, 2020
"I had a butt augmentation performed by Dr Shah, and unfortunately my body had some complications. Dr Shah and his team were there for me every step of the way. I took slightly longer to heal but I’m recovering nicely. I couldn’t have asked for a better plastic surgeon, he never hesitated to answer my calls or texts. He checked up on me frequently and his team was so helpful. If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would. Plastic surgery is a life changing decision and to have confidence in your surgeon should be a main priority. I will recommend Dr Shah and his team over and over again. Thank y’all again I could not be happier with my results!"- P.K. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"You can trust Dr. Shah - I’m 20 years old, 5 foot 2 inches, and I was pretty small before surgery, 120 pounds or so. I did a hybrid surgery- butt implants and a bbl. Prior to the procedure I was mostly scared about my safety and health during the operation however Dr. Shah, the anesthesiologist and the nurses took awesome care of me. The staff was very friendly, caring and professional, I got a vibe that they worked well together and they were each individually passionate about cosmetic surgery.The surgery center was clean and practical. It wasn’t very far from Dr. Shah’s office in Denver which is good because you don’t want to travel long distances after bbl/butt implants.I think everyone should know that immediately following surgery, you are dealing with so many different emotions. Your body is physically reacting to the trauma and while you are anxious to know how things will look and feel after you heal up, it is a slow process. At two weeks post surgery my implants were somewhat visible and their placement was more superior than I anticipated or wanted. I was scared. Now I am at 12 weeks post opp and my implants look so natural and beautiful. In just a few months my body has come a long way and developed so nicely. Dr. Shah is an incredible surgeon and I’m so grateful that he did my surgery. I wanted to achieve an hourglass shape and I didn’t have too much fat to work with so I was pleased the extent to which Dr. Shah was able to preserve the fat. After a BBL, to maximize fat transfer, it’s important to have blood circulating to the area where fat was transferred (don’t smoke, even weed), to feed the fat and to avoid compression of the fat however the surgeons technique is so so important!! Thanks to Dr. Shah, I have these wide voluptuous hips that I always dreamed of. The fat placed in my hips was done perfectly, they are round, they have great projection and everything looks very soft/natural on the surface of the skin. I didn’t ever have any hardening of the fat, lumps or any complications actually. My waist is tiny, when sit down I don’t have even a roll of fat which is pretty exceptional. Dr. Shah did a thorough job of pulling fat from so many areas that when it all comes together, it looks amazing. Ultimately, Dr. Shah exceeded my expectations, I told him the major details of what I wanted but he went in and contoured and perfected my body in ways that I never would have imagined."- J.L. / RealSelf / Nov 21, 2020
"Dr. Shah is the Master! - Dr. Shah is simply a master of his craft. Even though perfection should never be expected with cosmetic surgery, his goal is always to come very close and he truly delivers. He always has his patient's best interest in mind. He does not mince words and is very straight and to the point and I like that about him. He is very focused and determined to produce the best result that a patient is more than thrilled with in the end, like me. His staff is fantastic and I trust them with my every part of my body! I can't add them all to this feed, but he has performed several procedures on me - thigh lift with no incisions on the inside of my thighs (amazing!), butt implants (WOW!), butt lift, BBL, lipo 360, scar revision, laser skin treatment, to name a few. I have several more procedures that I will be seeing Dr. Shah about and can't wait for him to continue transforming my body into what I have dreamed of since before I had my first child 29 years ago. Do I recommend Dr. Shah? Heck yes, all day, everyday! He is the man! Thank you Dr. Shah and staff!!!"- M. / RealSelf / May 12, 2021
During the initial consultation, the body will be evaluated to determine if the patient is a better candidate for a fat transfer or implants. For those who are thin with low fat volume, an implant will be advised. During this process, the buttock is fitted with a soft silicone implant on top of the bone area, and under the muscle. We will discuss the type of implants during the consultation before any decision is made. The decision for the shape and size of the gluteal implants is made based on the individual desires and the general body type of the patient. For those who are wondering how implants will look and feel, the technology advancement of today produces implants that are natural and safe for long-term use.
Recovery from a butt augmentation procedure where implants were used generally has a 2-3 week recovery period. Swelling and bruising is commong but this will only last for a few days. During this period, the patient must avoid putting weight on the buttocks. When sitting or lying down, the weight must be on the thighs or abdomen until the buttocks are fully recovered. The scarring will be mostly concealed as the incision is usually positioned in between the buttock cheeks. The patient will be able to go back to a normal routine after 1-2 weeks, and exercises may be resumed after 6 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1-6 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Butt Augmentation FAQs
The quality of the implants used and the expertise of the surgeon are very important factors when it comes to the aesthetic satisfaction after the procedure. The implants should look and feel natural especially after the swelling subsides. When done correctly, your buttocks will look as natural as someone who spent weeks at the gym.
Natural or Synthetic?
This will depend on the patient’s body and personal goals. Natural method of fat transfers is advised if the patient has enough fat deposits that can be grafted and reinstated in a deflated butt. However, if the patient is thin, an implant is recommended as there may not be enough fat to transfer. It is also important to note that fat transfers do not last forever, and eventually the body will reabsorb some of the fat. An implant offers a permanent solution. The pros and cons of both techniques must be discussed in detail so that the best decision can be made to meet the patient’s overall goals.
What About Sitting?
In the first couple of weeks after surgery, the patient must not put any weight on the buttocks and should place the weight on the thighs instead. Once the pain and swelling subside, the patient will be able to sit and go back to their normal routine. A soft pillow in the first several months will help ease some pressure. The implants are placed on the upper part of the buttocks and so patients must not be anxious if they are sitting on the implants. Over time, the implants will take on a natural look and feel.
Any significant weight gain after a cosmetic buttocks surgery may compromise the surgical results. This is a concern especially after a butt augmentation because fats are deposited in the buttocks area first, which will affect the shape and contour the surgery already achieved. It is best to maintain a healthy lifestyle with good diet and regular exercise to ensure the long-term effect of this procedure.