Hydrogel Buttock Injections Before and After

Hydrogel Buttock Injections Before and After

Every day, people are looking for ways to enhance their appearance. Buttocks augmentation has become very popular in recent years. Buttocks augmentation can be done either by plastic surgery or by using buttocks injections.

Buttock injections are enhancements that selectively add volume to your butt, and it is a much more affordable means of buttocks augmentation. You may have heard of the hydrogel buttocks injection. This article covers all you need to know about it.


Hydrogel Buttock Injections Before and After

Recently, this has become a hot topic. Some say it is illegal, however, Ramona Stewart, in a more recent article wrote “Hydrogel injection for tissue augmentation is not illegal”.
Hydrogel buttocks injections are a more affordable method of butt augmentation. It is also one of the riskiest buttock augmentation methods. It is mainly made up of highly water-absorbent polymer polyacrylamide.

What makes them famous then?

Well, aside from the fact that they are affordable and the procedure does not require any form of surgery at all, it can be fully integrated into surrounding tissue for a long period. However, when injected in a much higher quantity and concentration, there is a great tendency of causing serious complications. For this reason, the FDA does not approve the use of hydrogels for butt augmentation.


The cost of hydrogel buttock injection varies depending on what type will be used. 1 syringe of a particular type of hydrogel buttock injection can cost up to $600. Also, depending on your surgeon, the cost for a hydrogel buttock injection can range between $2,000-$5,000.


Although the polyacrylamide used in the injection is generally considered safe, however, the injection also contains an acrylamide known as a neurotoxin which unlike the polyacrylamide is not safe.  The U.S Environmental Protection Agency labels acrylamide a ” probable human carcinogen”. The hydrogel can travel to other parts of the body, leading to granuloma lumps and other forms of complications like disfigurement.

Because the buttock requires a lot of fillers, the amount of acrylamide injected into your buttocks adds up when injected in that area, leading to severe complications. Because of its affordability, the hydrogel buttocks injections are, unknown to patients, some people who are not licensed providers may also operate. And they may do this in an unsterile environment. This could increase the risk of infection.
These unlicensed providers sometimes may use nonmedicated-grade silicone and they may accidentally inject the material into your blood vessels and when they travel to your heart, the result can be fatal.

COMPLICATIONS: Hydrogel Buttock Injections Before and After

Let’s take a look at some ways hydrogel buttock injections can affect your body in the long term.

1) Infection: Open wounds and sores can form from the injection. An injection of this foreign substance can lead to infection, which will take time to heal.

2) Migration of the Substance: The acrylamide in the injection can travel from the buttocks to other parts of the body. This can trigger allergic reactions, joint pain, fatigue and may sometimes lead to fatal consequences.

3) Hardening: When administered in extreme doses, the hydrogel can cause the body to attack the substances, leading to the formation of granulomas. Granulomas are masses of tissue that develop due to the presence of foreign substances, an infection, or inflammation. The formation of granulomas can leave your buttocks looking flat and unnatural.

4) Chronic Health Issue: Such as chronic inflammation, chronic respiratory failure, chronic headaches, and other lifelong chronic health conditions, can be the result of a hydrogel buttocks injection.

5) Botchiness: The injected area can be botchy, deformed, lumpy, hard, or oddly shaped. Discolouration can also be the final result of a hydrogel buttock injection.

6) Death: As foreign substances migrate from the hydrogel buttock injection, causing complications such as kidney failure and chronic respiratory failure, death might occur.


Most times, legitimate medical experts do not administer the hydrogel buttocks injection, because of the many dangers it can pose. But instead, your doctor will talk to you about other safer alternatives, which is what we are about to look into:

1) Fat Transfer: Which is otherwise known as Brazilian butt lifters. Instead of using silicone or hydrogel injections, your doctor may suggest the FDA-approved method of grafting fat from other parts of your body with a lot of fat, like your stomach and transferring them to your buttocks.

2) Liposuction: Unlike fat transfer which aims to add volume to your buttocks, liposuction works by removing the excess amount of fat from your buttock and reworking your buttock’s shape, giving you the right contouring you want.

3) Silicone Implants: Although they are commonly used in breast augmentation procedures, they can also be used for buttock augmentation. The silicone implants are inserted into each buttock through an incision which your doctor will make on each side of your butt, and not shot into your skin like the silicon injectables which are dangerous.

4) Sculptra: This is a type of dermal filler injection that helps your body create more collagen, which will smoothen and tighten your skin, by increasing volume and giving your buttocks more fullness and firmness.


For hydrogel buttock injections before and after, we have shown the pictures and have discussed the dangers and various complications.

If you have already had the hydrogel buttock injection and you are wondering if there are ways you can get rid of it from your system. Some procedures could help, but it is best if you don’t because doing that can increase the risk of complications.