There are many women who are unhappy with the shape and size of their buttocks. In many cases, exercise and diets do not help them to achieve the butt they desire. The buttocks are one of the toughest areas of the body to shape
Fortunately, a cosmetic solution called a buttock augmentation or a "Brazilian butt lift" when fat transfers are involved, is available to help women and sometimes men, achieve their goal.
Buttock Augmentation Procedure
A buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses butt implants, fat grafting, or a combination of both in order to increase the size and shape of your buttock. This cosmetic procedure is a great option for those who are unhappy with the shape and size of their butt and is looking to bring balance to their figure.
Some Benefits of a Butt Augmentation include:
- An increased fullness, projection, and roundness of your butt.
- Can bring balance and harmony to your figure,
- Can enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem
As noted above, it is performed using butt implants or transferring existing fat or sometimes a combination of both. There are several surgical techniques that can be used to perform your procedure and will be determined during your consultation with one of Dr. Jacono’s board certified plastic surgery associates.
The butt augmentation approach best suited for you is based on:
- Current butt shape and size
- How much fat on your body is available for use
- How much extra skin is available
- Skin elasticity
- Your activity level
- Your goals and expectations
For a standard butt augmentation, your surgeon will begin the procedure with an incision so that the new silicone implants can be inserted. The incision site will vary depending upon which approach is being used. Once the implants are in place, layered sutures in the buttock tissue along with sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive, will be used to close the incision.
If fat grafting or a Brazilian butt lift is being performed, liposuction will be performed to extract the necessary fat being used for the augmentation. A small and well-hidden incision will be created so that the cannula can be inserted to loosen excess fat. The fat is then extracted through a surgical vacuum or syringe that is attached to the cannula.
The fat, fat tissue, and blood that is removed during the liposuction procedure is then processed for reuse. Using syringes attached to the cannula, we will then add the fat to your buttocks through small injections throughout the treatment area.
There are some benefits to having a butt augmentation using only transferred fat which include:
- Natural feel and appearance
- No implants inserted into your body
- No rejection to the implants since none are used
- Smaller incisions with less scarring
- Reduced recovery time
- Lowered chances of infection
- Body sculpting to the donor areas
Butt Augmentation Recovery
Prior to heading home, you will be given specific instructions that will guide you through the recovery process. They will instruct you on how to care for your buttocks area and any areas that may have been liposuctioned. It will also go over your medications that need to be taken, as well as, when your next scheduled follow-up appointment will take place.
Patients will also need to wear a support garment following the procedure. Our trained staff will instruct you on how long you will need to wear the compression garment for.
If your procedure involved silicone butt implants, you will typically wear the garment for the first two to three weeks. This garment helps to provide support to the augmented area and helps the skin to redrape properly.
For those who had a fat transfer with an augmentation, you will need to avoid sitting for a prolonged period. This will help to eliminate any damage to the fat that can be caused from sitting for extended periods of time. Patients are encouraged to sleep on their stomach or on their side. If sitting is required, a pillow or cushion should be placed behind your legs which will help raise the buttocks and avoid putting pressure on the fat grafts.
Most patients can return to normal exercise within 6 to 8 weeks and should see their final results three months after their surgery. This is when most of the swelling has gone down and if implants were used, they should be settled into their final position.
Butt Augmentation Candidates
You may be a good candidate for a butt augmentation is you are a man or a woman who are in good physical health. This is a good surgical option for those who are unhappy with the size and shape of their butt and have realistic expectations for their surgical outcome.
During your consultation with our plastic surgery associates, we will discuss your goals and issues and determine if a butt augmentation is the right procedure for you.
To learn more about butt augmentation with implants or with fat injections, or to schedule your consultation, please fill out our online contact form. You can also reach a member of our staff by calling our Long Island office at 516-773-4646 or our New York City location at 212-570-2500.