Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 20 Jul 2021

A gluteoplasty, also called gluteal augmentation, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the shape and the size of the buttocks.

A cosmetic desire to boost the volume and shape of the buttocks.

Many types of procedures are performed 1:

These implants may be placed through bilateral supragluteal incisions, the infragluteal fold, or the intergluteal cleft incision.

Other techniques are performed either as standalone or in association with other procedures, such as:

  • fat transfer also called Brazilian 'butt lift'
  • hydrogel and silicone buttock injections

The first gluteal enhancement was performed in 1969, using a breast implant, to treat a left unilateral gluteal agenesis 1.

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