Some patients may naturally have small, flat buttocks which they’d like augmenting to produce a rounder, fuller shape. If sufficient fat is available elsewhere in the body to allow fat grafting to the buttocks, this procedure is a good option. For those patients without sufficient spare fat, buttock implants can be considered.

Silicone implants are inserted via 2 small incisions in the natal cleft (buttock crease) to an intramuscular pocket in the buttocks and a drain inserted overnight to allow fluid drainage. The surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic.

Post-operative antibiotics are taken for a week and compression shorts are worn for 6 to 8 weeks. Specific instructions are given to the patient regarding sitting and sleeping for the first 8 weeks.


Anaesthetic: General anaesthetic

Hospital Stay: Day case or 1 night

Dressing Change: Dressings changed at 7 days

Return to Work: 10-14 days post-op

Return to Exercise: 6 weeks

Other Advice: Compression garments worn for 6 weeks


For more information on the Buttock Augmentation procedure, book a consultation with Mr Tulley.