Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

Butt Lift Surgery



BUTT LIFTSURGERY

A buttock lift is a surgical procedure designed to give your buttocks a rounder and fuller shape. The buttock augmentation procedure creates a rounder shape with more projection and corrects asymmetry as well. The surgery is ideal for individuals who lead an active and healthy lifestyle but still cannot achieve the desired results.

About Buttock Lift Surgery

There are two types of buttock lift or buttock augmentation. One of them involves implants and the other is known as fat grafting. Your surgeon will recommend the best option for you depending on the size and shape of your buttocks, skin elasticity, as well as your lifestyle and level of activity. The amount of fat available is also an important factor when determining the right option for your buttock augmentation surgery.

Best Candidate For a Buttock Lift Procedure

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your buttocks, or both, you may be a good candidate for a buttock lift surgery. Buttock augmentation can correct these issues and give you a fuller better shaped but.

You should be aware of the benefits and risks associated with the procedure and then make the decision. During your initial consultation, your doctor will explain the procedure to you as well as introduce you to the options available. The decision to undergo a buttock lift should be yours entirely and you should carefully consider all the risks and complications before you decide.

Preparing For The Surgery

If you are thinking of a buttock lift surgery, you should turn to a highly qualified surgeon to perform the procedure. Consider a renowned surgeon with lots of training and experience in performing this surgery. As the procedure is performed under anesthesia, it is recommended that you arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery and take care of you for several days if needed.

You will be required to sign consent forms prior to the surgery to ensure that you understand the procedure as well as potential risks and complications involved.

Butt Implants 

In the buttock augmentation procedure using implants, an incision is made in the buttocks through which a silicone implant is then inserted. The silicone implant can be inserted inside or above the gluteal muscle. However, the location of the incision can include the gluteal creases, the crease between the buttocks etc. depending on the shaping that is being performed. The incisions made during the procedure are then closed with surgical tape or skin adhesive. As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks involved when performing a buttock augmentation procedure with implants:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Firmness
  • Bleeding
  • Opening of the incisions with implant exposed requiring removal
  • Scarring
  • Implant rupture and implant migration
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation)
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Pressure on your sciatic nerve

After the buttock augmentation surgery using implants, patients are required to wear a support garment for several weeks. This helps the skin to adjust to the new position as well as support the new shape of the buttocks. It takes about three months for the implants to settle in the desired position.

Fat Grafting

This technique is also known as the Brazilian But Lift, and it involves liposuction or removing the fat from certain areas on your body and then injecting that fat into your buttocks. In this procedure, small incisions are made to remove the fat from an area. The fat is removed through these incisions which are hardly visible, then processed and reinjected into the buttocks. The surgeon injects the fat using a special cannula. Risks associated with fat grafting include:

  • Bruising
  • Formation of blood clots
  • Excessive loss of blood
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Fluid shifts and lidocaine toxicity
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Fat embolism, injection of fat into the bloodstream which causes inflammation in the lungs
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Liposuction risks
  • Swelling
  • Fat necrosis
  • Oil cyst
  • Hematoma
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Asymmetry

It takes about a year for the fat to settle in its final position, so you may not be able to see the results for a full year. It is important to mention that the initial volume you will notice will partly fade, as a certain amount fat is naturally absorbed by your body. This can range anywhere between 20-40%. fat grafting provides more natural results than using implants. But, your new buttocks are likely to decrease over time.

Recovery And Results

You may be allowed to leave go home several hours after the surgery. Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on what to do or avoid doing including how to take care of your buttocks and any areas that have been liposuctioned. He will advise you on medications uses to help the healing process and reduce the risk of possible complications such as infections. You should follow your doctor’s instructions carefully in order to ensure the success of the surgery. You will be required to wear a support garment around the clock until the doctor allows you to remove it.

After breast augmentations with implants, you will be required to wear a support garment for several weeks. This will provide support for the new buttocks and help the skin redrape. You will be able to notice the final results three months after the surgery.

After buttock augmentation with fat grafting, you should avoid sitting for a long time and allow the newly injected fat or implants to settle in their position. Any prolonged sitting may damage the fat so you should avoid this. It is recommended that you use a cushion for sitting by placing it under your hamstring muscles. This will raise the buttocks and will keep the pressure off of the fat or implants. It is also recommended that you sleep face down or on your side so as not to damage the fat.

You should take some time off work so as to allow your body to fully recover from the surgery. Your incisions will heal after several weeks, so it is best to take your time with recovery. It is crucial that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive motion, force, and swelling during recovery time. It may take up to several months for the swelling to disappear and you will gradually be able to notice the new shape of your buttocks.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery – Buttock Lift