Buttock enhancement involves a surgical procedure to create larger, fuller buttocks. The procedure may be performed using synthetic implants or injections of the patient’s own fat. Buttock enhancements have become very popular in recent years, thanks to well-endowed media stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. The procedure effectively balances body proportions and adds sensuous curves that can increase your self-confidence in form-fitting fashions.
Who is it For?
Buttock enhancement may be recommended for the following:
- Patients who wish to add more curves in the backside
- Small buttocks that look out of balance to the rest of the body
- Buttocks that are drooping due to age or gravity
- Sagging skin around the buttocks due to massive weight loss
- Patients who are unhappy with the way dresses and swimsuits fit their figure
Buttock enhancement using implants may be performed alone, but procedures using fat transfer, known as a Brazilian butt lift, will be performed in conjunction with liposuction. Fat transfer removes unwanted pockets of fat from one area of the body and injects it into another area that requires augmentation.
How does it Work?
Buttock augmentation using implants or autologous fat transfer can be performed on an outpatient basis by Dr. Sanjay Sharma. The procedure may be done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. With autologous fat transfer, fat is removed using a narrow cannula inserted directly into the fat tissue. The cannula uses gentle suction to remove the fat so it can be harvested for injection.
When buttock implants will be used, a small incision is placed inside the natural buttock crease, allowing Dr. Sharma to place the implant in the proper location. Once the incisions are sutured closes, drains may be placed to prevent fluid build-up in the buttocks during the healing process.
Both fat transfer and implants require the patient to put no pressure on the buttock area for a number of weeks. Pain is effectively managed with oral medication for the first few days, and patients are advised to lie on their side or stomach during the recovery period. Patients receiving fat transfer can usually return to work or regular activities within 10-14 days, while patients receiving implants will probably return to work within 2-3 weeks.
What does it Do?
Results of buttock augmentation can be difficult to see at first, due to the healing that must take place. Within weeks, patients will begin to see their new body contour, with results continuing to improve within the first few months. Buttock augmentation is considered a permanent means of creating a new body contour, as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.
Buttock augmentation is a hot trend in plastic surgery today, due to the attraction of a larger, fuller backside. To learn more about this procedure, or other options in body contouring, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sharma.