Men seek to improve their glutes for a number of reasons. This includes everything from wanting to strengthen their self-esteem, balance their profile, or because they’re seeking a more youthful appearance. Cosmetic surgery is an option to add size and shape to a man’s backside when factors such as genetics or aging are preventing you from looking your best. Surgery should only be considered after weightlifting, exercise and diet have failed to produce the desired results. For male patients in Los Angeles, Male Plastic Surgery offers a number of gluteal enhancement services that can enlarge or re-shape the buttocks. 

What is Gluteal Enhancement?

Gluteal enhancement or augmentation offered by Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles includes buttock implants or fat transfer. Both procedures are safe to undergo, as long as they’re performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. 




Fat Transfer

The most common method of gluteal enhancement is a two-part procedure known as fat transfer or fat grafting. The benefit of this treatment type is that it yields a more natural-looking result and has zero chance of rejection. Fat cells are first collected during liposuction and later repurposed as an injectable to increase volume in the buttocks.

Gluteal Implants

Buttock implants are another form of male gluteal enhancement. This is common amongst men who struggle with balancing the proportions of their buttocks and the rest of the body or in those who do not have enough excess fat for liposuction. Buttock implants are made of silicone and the size and shape will be custom to each patient. The results of this procedure are permanent unless the implants are removed.


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How does gluteal enhancement work?

If undergoing buttock implant surgery, note that it is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Patients will be face down for the duration of the surgery, approximately one hour. Your surgeon will start by making a small, vertical incision in the center crease of the buttocks. This is to eliminate any visible scarring. A new pocket is created within the muscle to make room for the implant. The silicone implants are then placed into the pocket and the incisions are closed. 

Those who opt for fat transfer will start by receiving liposuction. Liposuction with fat transfer is also performed under general anesthesia and can take 1 to 5 hours to complete, depending on the patient. The procedure beings by extracting fat from unwanted areas of the body using SAL or UAL techniques. Once the fatty deposits have been harvested, these purified cells will be injected into the buttocks.

What is the recovery time for gluteal enhancement?

Following butt implant surgery, patients are not allowed to sit or lay on their backside for up to 3 weeks. After fat transfer, the same activities should be avoided for at least 10 days. In both instances, patients will be instructed to wear compression garments. This helps to minimize swelling, reduce bruising and encourage the buttocks to retain their new shape. It should be noted that minor swelling, bruising and tenderness post-surgery are expected but should lessen. The final results will be evident after 6 weeks.

Who is a good candidate for gluteal enhancement?

Adult men in good physical health who have an underdeveloped backside or desire shapelier buttocks are ideal candidates for gluteal enhancement. Male patients who want to add volume, increase projection or balance the proportion of their body are also good candidates for implants and/or fat transfer.

Schedule a Consultation for Gluteal Enhancement

If you’re interested in learning more about male gluteal enhancement surgery or want to schedule a consultation, contact the Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles office by calling 310-570-2402 or book an appointment online today.