If you maintain an active lifestyle with good nutrition and regular exercise, yet are still unhappy with the size and shape of your buttocks, then buttock augmentation may be the solution. This procedure can give your buttocks a fuller, rounder shape with more projection, and also correct asymmetry.*
Types of Butt Lifts Offered by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group
There are two main types of buttock augmentation: implants and fat grafting. The latter is commonly known as a “Brazilian butt lift.” The type of procedure is determined by a number of factors including your goals and level of activity, butt shape and size, skin elasticity, and the amount of fat available for liposuction.
Buttock Augmentation Using Implants
In this procedure, an incision is made in the buttocks and a silicone implant is inserted either inside or above the gluteal muscle. The location of the incision depends on the shaping being performed and could include the gluteal creases (where the buttocks meet the thigh), the crease between the buttocks, or other areas. The incisions are closed with a combination of sutures, skin adhesive, and surgical tape. We then use Embrace Scar Therapy to significantly reduce the appearance of scars and healing time.
Recovery from the implant procedure involves wearing a support garment for two to three weeks, which helps the skin adjust to its new position and support the reshaped buttocks. It will take time for the implants to settle into their final position.
Buttock Augmentation Using Fat Grafting (“Brazilian Butt Lift”)
This procedure involves liposuction, removing fat from other areas of your body and injecting it into the buttocks. The fat is removed through small, hidden incisions. To ensure that enough fat is ready for processing, your plastic surgeon may remove up to three times the amount of fat that will actually be injected. Next, the fat is processed and reinjected into the buttocks using a special cannula, or tube. The fat takes time to settle in its final position, so final results may take a year to become visible. Some of the fat will naturally be absorbed by your body (about 20-40%), so some of your initial volume will fade. Fat grafting looks and feels more natural than implants, though buttock volume is more prone to decreasing over time.
Butt Lift Recovery and Results
During the recovery process, you should avoid prolonged sitting for at least two weeks to keep pressure off of the newly injected fat or implant. When you do sit, use a cushion or pillow placed under your hamstring muscles to raise the buttocks. You will also be advised to sleep on your stomach or side.
Both procedures involve the use of anesthesia, so you should have a family member or friend standing by to drive you home. Be prepared to spend several weeks of downtime to allow your incisions to heal.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group is committed to helping you achieve the body shape that best enhances your self-confidence and quality of life. When performing buttock augmentation using either implants or fat grafting, we take the utmost care to give you the results you envision. Schedule a consultation today, and let us walk you through which buttock augmentation procedure would be best for you.*