When To Consider Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock augmentation, also known as Brazilian butt lift or butt implants, is a procedure that reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, providing you with an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile. In the past ten years, this procedure has become increasingly popular worldwide, with shapely buttocks often seen as a symbol of femininity and sensuality. The most frequent methods for enlarging and reshaping your buttocks are fat grafting using your own natural fatty tissue (popularly referred to as the Brazilian butt lift), or with buttock implants.
When To Consider Buttock Augmentation?
- If your buttocks are too small for your body frame and you want a more balanced look
- If the shape of your butt is too flat or square and you would like more curves and a more youthful appearance
- If weight loss or the aging process has left your buttocks loose, sagging, or flat
- If clothes and swimwear do not fit properly on your figure
- If you would gain self-esteem or self-confidence from such a procedure
How Is A Buttock Augmentation Procedure Performed?
The two most popular methods for buttock augmentation are autologous fat transfer (using your own natural fatty tissue to enhance and reshape your buttocks), also called the Brazilian butt lift, and gluteal implant surgery with or without fat transfer for additional contouring.
There are two main approaches for buttock augmentation: autologous fat transfer (Brazillian butt lift) and buttock implant surgery.
Dr. Aboumoussa will recommend an approach based on your aesthetic goals and body shape. Buttock implants may be chosen if you desire a more rounded appearance to your buttocks while fat grafting is an excellent way to contour and reshape your butt. If you are very slender with little excess fat, then implants may be appropriate; however, if you have sagging buttocks after massive weight loss, then fat grafting or a combination of fat and butt implant surgery may be more effective.
Patient safety warning: Silicone injections are an unsafe and unacceptable option for buttock augmentation. These injections are often offered by unlicensed individuals and should be avoided. Always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon if you are considering a buttock augmentation procedure.
Under normal circumstances, the results of your buttock augmentation surgery will be long-lasting.
After a successful fat transfer buttock augmentation, the fat that remains will stay there for the rest of your life. Like the rest of the tissue in your body, this fat will grow and age with you. If you have implants placed, these devices do not need to be removed unless you develop a late complication.
Although the procedure improves the shape and contour of your buttocks, you should make necessary lifestyle changes to maintain the appearance of your new shape. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can be incorporated into your daily routine to maintain your look.
Depending on the type of procedure your surgeon recommends, the following incisions may be used:
Autologous fat transfer
The liposuction incisions are very small and just large enough to allow the suction tube, or cannula, to go under the skin and remove the fat. The incisions used for injecting the fat into the buttock regions are equally small.
Typically, an incision is made in the fold between the buttock “cheeks.” Alternative locations are the outer corners of the upper buttock and at the bottom in the gluteal crease.
It will take you approximately one month before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. The surgery will also require you to sleep on your stomach for the whole recovery period.
After the surgery, you will receive detailed instructions about your post-surgical care, including information about normal symptoms you will experience and your recovery process.
General anesthesia is required for a buttock augmentation surgery.
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Dr. Joseph Aboumoussa is an experienced, highly trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose techniques have gained acclaim from his patients all around France, Lebanon and the Middle East.