As a woman, I know the importance of having a full buttocks for the overall contour and proportion to the body. This procedure involves a natural fat transfer to the buttocks. In contrast to buttocks implants, your own fat is soft, natural feeling, and won’t shift overtime like many implants do.
Because it is combined with liposuction to other areas – usually the flanks or abdomen – the final result is an overall much more aesthetically beautiful body. The ideal shape feminine shape is a thin waistline and a back that curves gently into a full buttocks.
At your consultation
At your consultation, I will evaluate your personal anatomy to see if you are a candidate for this procedure. You will need to have enough fat to donate from other areas of your body to create a nice shape to your buttocks. As every woman has their own perspective of what shape they would like, I recommend you bring some pictures of buttocks you like so I can get a better idea of what look you are hoping to achieve and give you an honest and realistic opinion of what surgery can accomplish. I will also give you a lot of information as to what to expect after your surgery during the recovery phase.
During your procedure
I consider this surgery and all body sculpting surgeries to be an art. I will take the time to turn you in different directions, evaluate your body from different angles, and to re-shape you in a way that is proportionate and feminine. The fat that survives transplantation will give long term results and with a proper healthy diet and exercise, the liposuctioned areas will preserve their shape.
The procedure takes anywhere from two to five hours depending on the number of areas that fat is harvested and is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made inconspicuously in the depression between the buttocks and back
Post op care
Patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks to maximize results. During this time, compression garments will also need to be worn to reduce swelling of the buttocks and also to reshape the liposuctioned areas. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation and are able to resume all normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.
As with any surgery, there are risks to this procedure. These include infection, bleeding, pain, and more rarely, injury to deeper structures like nerves or muscles. The total amount of fat survival varies anywhere from 50-75% so occasionally, a repeat operation is necessary to achieve the desired results or if even more fullness is needed.
Overall, my patients are extremely happy with their new shape. This procedure enhances feminine curves and has long term results. I always enjoy getting pictures from my patients months after their procedure in a new bathing suit or dress as they show off their new shape!