Butt Asymmetry After A BBL or Implants; How To Handle It 2023

BBL And Genetics

BBL And Genetics

Mai Delacruz

Mai Delacruz
Personal Fitness Trainer & Health Coach

Updated on 1/30/2023

The size and shape of a person's buttocks can have a significant impact on their physical appearance and femininity, and women with larger buttocks are often idolized, leading to low self-esteem for others. If you have struggled with feeling self-conscious about your buttocks, you may be considering a buttock augmentation procedure.

There are two main methods for augmenting the buttocks: a fat transfer or implants. Both methods can produce effective results, but they also have their own risks and drawbacks. One potential issue that some patients experience after a buttock augmentation is asymmetry, where one buttock differs significantly in size or shape from the other. While this is a rare occurrence, it is important to be aware of the possibility and to discuss any concerns with your plastic surgeon. If you are experiencing asymmetry following your buttock augmentation, it is important to bring this up with your surgeon to discuss potential solutions.

Butt Asymmetry After Buttock Augmentation

Asymmetry after a buttocks augmentation surgery can be understood by first understanding the procedures involved in the surgery. There are two main options for enhancing the buttocks: a fat transfer or implants.

In a fat transfer procedure, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, excess fat is removed from areas of the body such as the abdomen, waist, and back bra rolls using liposuction. This fat is then processed and injected into the buttocks to increase volume and change its shape.

Buttock implants, on the other hand, involve the use of external objects such as silicone implants to increase the size of the buttocks. These implants come in various sizes and are inserted through an incision made in the buttocks, with the position of the implant depending on the desired results and the recommendations of the surgeon.

It is important to note that the results of both procedures will not be immediately visible, as the buttocks will likely be swollen and bruised after surgery. It may take several weeks or months for the swelling to subside and the buttocks to take on their new shape. It is important to be patient during this process.

Buttock Asymmetry Causes

It is typically recommended to wait at least three months after a butt augmentation surgery to see the final results. If your buttocks appear uneven even after this time, it may indicate that the procedure did not produce the desired results. In this case, you should contact your plastic surgeon to discuss the issue and consider corrective procedures.

There are several potential causes for asymmetry in the buttocks after surgery. One possible cause is asymmetry that existed prior to the surgery, which may not have been addressed by the surgeon using different-sized implants for each buttock. Surgical errors, such as poor contouring or uneven fat injection, can also lead to asymmetry.

Additionally, the recovery period is important for optimal results, and if the patient does not follow their surgeon's post-operative guidelines, they may contribute to asymmetry. For example, sleeping on the back or sitting for extended periods of time in the first weeks after the procedure can damage or displace the fat cells in a fat transfer procedure, or cause implants to shift in an implant procedure.

It is important to be aware of the potential for asymmetry after a buttock augmentation and to address any concerns with your surgeon.

Another potential cause of asymmetry in the buttocks after surgery is capsular contracture, which occurs when scar tissue develops around the buttocks and contracts, altering the shape of the buttocks and causing pain. Although the risk of this condition is low, it is important to be aware of it as a possibility. If you are experiencing changes in the shape or discomfort in your buttocks after a surgery, you should discuss this with your surgeon to determine the cause and determine appropriate treatment.