In any surgery, there is a high possibility that your expectations will not be fully met since the results will depend on several factors. This includes the surgeon’s expertise, the patient’s anatomy, and the postoperative care. Sometimes, it also depends on the procedure itself. If you are planning to undergo buttock enhancement, you need to have a full understanding regarding buttock projection. Buttock projection is defined as how much your buttocks are going to stick out and how big they are going to get after any buttock enhancement procedure. People get focused on the amount of fat that is injected into the buttock, and tend to think that to get a bigger behind; you just have to inject more fat. This is a misconception because there are many factors that determine how big your buttock is going to get, including your gluteal muscle, your preoperative projection, your buttock shape, your bone anatomy, how tight your buttock is, and the amount of fat you have.
For you to understand better, just imagine that your buttock is extremely tight. You put fat in and the buttock is going to start expanding. Depending on your anatomy, you might be able to inject 700 cc. In other patients, you might be able to inject 800 cc. That number that you have on your mind—what everybody wants, to have 1,000 cc of fat in each buttock—is not possible in every single patient. As a matter of fact, you can have a bigger behind with only 800 cc of fat if your buttock skin stretches significantly because the skin accommodates the fat much better than if you have a very tight buttock. Some patients dream of 1,000 cc of fat which is impossible to achieve since it is not advisable to inject this amount. You have to accept this fact because it is what is best for you.