Buttocks come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Some are flat, others rounded. Some butts start out full round and positioned tight and high in the appropriate location, and begin to flatten and sag over time.
Summer and swim suit weather is approaching. If your buttocks is not looking the way you would like, now might be a good time to see about getting a butt lift.
Butt lifts and augmentations can be performed with two different basic procedures; one is the buttock augmentation with implants, the other is done by using the patient’s own fat cells by means of fat grafting.
The buttocks augmentation and lift using the fat grafting procedure is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. During this surgery fat is taken from other parts of the patient’s body with the use of liposuction. The fat is then processed and purified. It is then re-injected into the gluteus (buttocks) area to enlarge, contour and lift the butt.
This procedure works best with patients who have some excess fat deposits in other areas of the bodies. Some locations where the surgeon will find and remove excess fat are the waist (love handles), the upper back, abdomen, and the thighs.
Patients who are thin may not have enough fatty deposits to transplant for the operation. Someone of medium weight, who would like to have a Brazilian Butt Lift, should discuss the situation with their plastic surgeon. In some cases, the patient may be able to gain enough weight to make this procedure possible.
If a patient doesn’t have enough excess body fat, they can still undergo a traditional butt augmentation, which also results in a full, shapely and lifted buttocks. With the traditional butt augmentation the surgeon will create the contours, lift and size of the new buttocks by placing implants in the gluteus region.
Either procedure can be done on an outpatient basis. The patient will be under general anesthetic while the procedure is performed. The surgery takes several hours. Recovery time depends on the patient, but is usually between one and two weeks.
Both augmentation by use of implants and butt augmentation with the fat grafting procedure will make your buttocks larger, firmer and shapelier than they were before.
If you are thinking about improving the size and shape of your butt, you should give us a call here at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shah will be happy to discuss all your options with you and tell you about the entire process from preparing for surgery to full recovery.