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How Do Bum Implants and Brazilian Butt Lifts Work?

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Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Cardi B have recently popularized a round, plump bottom many women strive to attain.

But having a voluptuous bum is more than just genetics and hard work at the gym. Even Cardi got a little help along the way.

Procedures like a Brazilian Butt Lift and Buttock Implants are how these celebrities get the beautiful bums women envy.

These procedures are specially designed to fill the gaps exercise may not provide, getting you the plumper, rounder bottom you’ve always wanted.

Why Enhance the Backside?

Having a curvier backside goes beyond trends. Celebrities may give the big bum a boost, but having a plump bottom is part of a curvy body shape women all around the world work hard to achieve.

This before and after image set shows the results of buttock implant surgery on a young woman in London, UK.

This before and after image set shows the results of buttock implant surgery on a young woman in London, UK.

What Can Buttock Enhancement Achieve?

A round, plump bottom tends to enhance existing curves. With bum implants and BBL surgery, women add inches to their bottom, creating a round shape that’s appealing to the eye and crafting an overall rounded, voluptuous contour.

Some women may simply not have a naturally curvy bottom and lack the fat needed for a successful BBL procedure. In these cases, bum implants can provide the rounded bum shape they want while staying true to existing body proportions.

All About Bum Implants

Buttock implants, or bum implants, are one of the best methods to enhance the backside. Bum implants are placed inside the buttock muscle to enhance the size and shape of the bottom for a rounder, plumper behind.

Types of Implants

Bum implants typically use silicone implants, which consist of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. Mr Gwanmesia uses implants made with a cohesive silicone gel, customized for each patient’s unique desires and bum shapes.

How Bum Implants Work

Mr Gwanmesia performs bum implant surgery as an inpatient procedure, with the patient under a general anesthetic.

An incision (about five centimeters long) will be made in the creases where your bums meet to position the implant between the gluteal muscles. A surgical drain will be inserted before incisions are cleaned and closed.

Recovery and Results

There will be swelling, bruising and some discomfort right after surgery. Patients will need to drastically reduce movement in the first two to three weeks after surgery. Surgical drains will be removed within one week.

Patients will need to take care to not place too much pressure on the bum as they heal. Mr Gwanmesia may give you a compression garment to help reduce swelling during recovery, which can take up to two months.

The enhancement bum implants provide is permanent. Once healing is done, bum implants provide patients with a noticeable plump behind that contributes to beautifully curvy body shapes.

How the Brazilian Butt Lift Works

For patients who would prefer not to use implants, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure can be an appealing alternative that also provides a curvier, rounder bottom.

Part of the appeal of BBL surgery lies in its use of the patient’s own fat for enhancement.

These before and after images showcase how Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is used to create a curvier bum.

These before and after images showcase how Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is used to create a curvier bum.


Mr Gwanmesia uses liposuction to harvest the fat needed for your BBL procedure. This fat is typically from areas where excess fat is often a problem, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and back.

The fat cells are then purified to remove any unnecessary debris and oil. These purified fat cells are then grafted back into the buttocks using custom-shaped cannulae, small tubes where the fat is pumped through.

Recovery and Results

As with bum implants, patients will experience discomfort and swelling after BBL surgery and strenuous activities should be avoided. Patients will also need to wear a compression garment and avoid sitting or putting too much pressure on their healing bums.

Typically, patients should be able to return to their normal activity level within six to eight weeks after surgery.

Some of the fat cells grafted during the BBL procedure will be lost as patients heal. The ones that remain do so permanently, resulting in enhancement that looks and feels natural.

Interested in Learning More?

Schedule a consultation with Mr Gwanmesia by calling our London office at 02074741300 or using our contact form.

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.