Buttock Enhancement surgeries are used to improve the contour, size and or shape of buttock. These procedures are performed by buttock implants, fat grafting, or sometimes a combination of both. Buttock implants are silicone-filled devices that are surgically placed deep within the tissue of the buttock. Buttock Augmentation by fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from some area to the tissue of buttock. This technique is sometimes called Brazilian buttock lift.
Good candidates for Buttock Enhancement or Buttock Lift Surgery
Risk and Safety
Anesthesia risk Bleeding, Hematoma Infection Poor wound healing Seroma Numbness Fat necrosis Pain Recurrent looseness of skin Prolonged swelling Asymmetries Deep vein thrombosis Skin loss Suture may spontaneously surface to the skin , become visible and need to be removed Scaring
Preparation for Buttock Enhancement or Buttock Lift Surgery
Get a blood test
Refrain from smoking
Avoid taking aspirin or anti-coagulant as they can increase bleeding
Adjust some current medicine as instructed by surgeons
Buttock augmentation procedures
Buttock augmentation can be achieved through either the use of implants or through transferring your own fat, or sometimes a combination of both. Prior to the procedure, you should discuss with the surgeons about the desired outcome and your daily activities that might affect the implants after the surgery.
Buttock implants procedure
Step 1 – Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Step 2 – The incision: An incision will be made. The incision can be made toward the top of both sides of the upper buttocks, toward the bottom in both of the gluteal creases (the areas where your buttock cheeks meet the top of the thighs), incisions between both cheeks (hidden in the crease). The length of scar is approximately 4-7 cm.
Step 3 – Implant placement: A silicone implant specially made for the buttocks is inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side.
Step 4 – Closing the incisions: Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
Step 5 – See the results: The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible. Results of this surgery are permanent.
Fat grafting or Brazilian buttock lift procedure
Step 1 – Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Step 2 – Liposuction: Liposuction is performed on the body using a surgical vacuum or syringeattached to the cannula from other area.
Step 3 – Fat injection: The fat, tissue and blood that were collected by liposuction are then processed. The syringes are then connected to a special cannula. The surgeon will use this cannula to add the fat to the buttocks through small injections
Step 4 – See the results: The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible. However, you will not see your final results until a year after the surgery, as it takes a while for the fat to
assimilate. This procedure offers natural-looking and natural-feeling results, but the projection of the buttocks may decrease over time. Some of the initial volume you experience after your fat grafting procedure will fade as the fat is absorbed by your body. Averagely, patients retain 60% of the transferred fat after the surgery.
Buttock lift procedures
Buttock lift procedures are surgical procedures and they may require extensive incisions. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as surgical judgment. Advanced techniques now usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimming suits.
Step 1 – Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Step 2 – The incision: One common technique of gluteal lift uses an incision just below the waistline and is commonly combined with an abdominoplasty incision in a body contouring procedure. Liposuction may be used to improve contouring as well as recommended by your surgeon
Step 3 – Closing the incisions: Deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.
Step 4 – See the results: The results of a gluteal lift are visible almost immediately. However, the tissues will need to settle within the first three to six months and the incision lines can take up to two years to mature.
Patients are admitted one night at the hospital after surgery. They are advised to lie on the stomach for at least one week to prevent incision tear. Stitches are removed after seven days.
**INDIVIDUAL RESULTS WILL VARY. IMAGES DO NOT CONSTITUTE A PROMISE **