Buttock Augmentation and Lift
Weight loss can lead to many changes in the body, many of them good. However, some changes, like excess skin or a smaller or flatter derriere, may not be as welcome. Sometimes these issues can arise as a result of genetic influences or other conditions. Dr. Charles Perry, our board certified plastic surgeon, offers buttock augmentation and lift to address these concerns. A buttock lift is designed to reduce excess skin and tighten and tone the targeted area. Buttock augmentation is used to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks for a fuller, more appealing look. In some cases only augmentation is needed, in others both are recommended. We will customize your treatment plan to best suit your individual needs and goals and provide the optimal outcome.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Buttock Augmentation?
Besides being in good general health and a nonsmoker, the ideal candidate for this procedure will typically be one who has significant excess skin that will remain even after an augmentation procedure, or one who has no desire to augment the buttocks but only wishes to remove the extra tissue. Buttock augmentation, also known as Brazilian butt lift, uses fatty tissue harvested (via liposuction) from your own body and repurposes it to enlarge and enhance the shape of the bottom. Additionally, liposuction can be used to further contour the surrounding areas, like the hips, waist, and thighs, to provide more comprehensive results. If you think this treatment may be right for you, Dr. Perry can help you determine the best approach based on your goals and anatomic characteristics.
Buttock Augmentation and Lift Procedure
Depending on the specific location of your excess skin, a number of techniques may be utilized. If excess skin is located in several areas, a lower body lift, thigh lift, or monsplasty (pubic lift) may be recommended as well. Many patients choose to combine a buttock lift with a tummy tuck or a Mommy Makeover. All of these options can be discussed during your initial consultation.
Liposuction is utilized to harvest fatty tissue, and the location or locations can be virtually anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, or another area. This tissue will be minimally processed and re-administered into the buttocks to achieve the discussed results. This technique is known as “fat transfer” or “fat grafting.”
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
Most patients recover well and are back to normal activities a couple of months following surgery. The surgery is most commonly in the outpatient setting. Drains are often used for a week or two to reduce the incidence of fluid retention. The numbness over the bottom often takes a year or more to recover and the sensation is often changed following healing. A compression garment helps reduce the bruising following surgery and is commonly worn for up to six weeks. The garment helps to shape the buttock and shrink the surrounding areas where liposuction may have been performed. Massage and careful avoidance of pressure on the buttock region are required following surgery. Pressure relief is often required for four weeks following the procedure. Massage of the buttocks and the surrounding areas is usually initiated a month following surgery to help smooth out the surrounding areas and encourage healing through stimulation of blood flow.
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