Flat Buttocks
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Flat Buttocks

A flat butt is a condition where the buttocks appear sunken and lack volume. This can happen to people of any age but is more common in older adults. Do you wish you had a rounder, fuller butt? Well, getting your butt in good shape improves your appearance and your overall well-being. Also, remember, that strong gluteal muscles help in developing better posture, avoiding injury, increasing mobility, and more. It also aids in improving your athletic routine. 

If you are interested to know how to fix flat buttocks, consult a board-certified surgeon. The surgeon will be able to recommend the best treatment plan for correcting the flat upper buttocks.

Symptoms of flat buttocks

Some signs and symptoms of flat buttocks syndrome may include:

  • Sagging or drooping buttocks
  • A “shelf-like” appearance on the buttocks
  • Buttocks that appear flat or lack volume
  • Clothes that fit well in the waist but are loose in the seat
  • Dimpling of the skin on the buttocks
  • Cellulite on the buttocks

Causes of flat buttocks

What causes flat buttocks? When the hip flexors are very tight and gluteal muscles are very weak, it results in a condition known as dormant butt syndrome or flat buttocks syndrome. It means they are not functioning as capably as they should. It mostly happens because of resting in the foetal position, sitting for long hours, and also monotonous activities. Ensure to properly stretch and take breaks when sitting for long hours. You can also walk some flights of stairs to re-engage the tendons and glutes that are causing the Dormant Butt syndrome or male flat buttocks.

Some of the other reasons to experience saggy butt are as follows:

  • Not indulging in weight training routine to occupy the glutes:

The primary reason for a flat butt is not working the muscles around it, in this case, the glutes. The biggest muscle in our body is the gluteus maximus and when not worked, it atrophies or wastes away. It has chances to stress other regions of the body developing problems such as damage to the meniscus or severe back pain in the lower back region. A well-rounded workout routine should involve all muscle groups to maintain a fully functional and balanced body. 

  • Performing the same exercises again and again:

Working on a particular side or concentrating on unilateral movement can result in muscular imbalances. When one side is overworked, the muscles on that side develop faster as compared to the other side. This can lead to an imbalance in strength and can also make the overdeveloped side look larger. The best way to prevent this is by selecting small focussed exercises such as pile squats and glute band pull-throughs and concentrating on the whole body.

What are the treatment options for flat buttocks?

There are several non-surgical and surgical options available to treat a flat butt and they are explained below.

Buttock augmentation / butt-lift: Buttock augmentation, also called a butt-lift, is a cosmetic procedure that can help to improve the shape, contour, volume, and appearance of the buttocks. The procedure is usually performed by a plastic surgeon and involves the use of implants or fat grafting or a combination of these two procedures to add volume and shape to the area.

The implants are usually made of silicone and are inserted into the buttocks through incisions in the skin. In the fat grafting procedure, fat is taken from another part of the body like the abdomen or thighs and injected into the buttocks. Buttock augmentation is ideal for patients who have lost volume in the area due to weight loss or aging, or for those who want to improve the shape and contour of their buttocks.

Injectable fillers: Injectable fillers are a popular option for adding volume to the breasts, buttocks, and other areas of the body. Many people choose this method because it is less invasive than surgery and provides a natural look and feel. The fillers are used in a variety of ways to achieve different aesthetic goals.

Injectable fillers are usually performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you will be able to go home the same day as your treatment. The procedure itself is relatively short, and it does not require any anaesthesia.

The results of the treatment are immediately visible. However, it is important to keep in mind that the results are not permanent. In most cases, you will need to repeat the treatment every few months to maintain the results.

Butt implants: Butt implants are a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to increase the size and shape of the butt. The procedure is usually performed using silicone implants, which are placed under the skin and muscle of the butt.

Butt implants can be an option for people who want to improve the appearance of their butt. The results of butt implants are usually permanent, though some people may experience issues with the implants later on. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia and takes about two hours.

The recovery period for butt implants is approximately four to six weeks. During this time, patients will need to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity. They will also need to wear a compression garment to help with healing. Resumption of work after two weeks is advised form most people.

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