Buttock Augmentation is designed to change the desired shape of the buttocks and can involved a number of procedures including The Brazilian Butt Lift, Buttock Augmentation Surgery, Butt Implants and Liposuction.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a method is that is becoming the gold standard for butt augmentation and/or reshaping. Plastic surgeons will remove fat from areas of the body where it is more plentiful (the flanks, hips, lower back, thighs or tummy) with liposuction. This excess fat is then purified and re-injected it into your backside. In other words, you get 2 procedures in 1. Note that butt implants can’t help shape the lower part of the buttock (see below) whereas fat injections can. Fat injections may also be used in other areas of the buttocks to sculpt, contour and project the buttocks.
Buttock Augmentation Surgery is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat that may cause sagging buttocks to add contour to the waist, hips and back of the thighs. An incision is made along the lower back, spanning from hip to hip. The plastic surgeon then pulls the excess skin below the incision to lift the buttocks and outer thighs. The extra skin is then removed. Sometimes, the skin only is removed and the fat is left attached to the underlying muscle but moved lower in the butt for added butt projection.
A butt lift is often part of a total body lift, which is common after weight loss (bariatric) surgery.
Butt Implants typically involves an incision made between the midline of the buttocks. The plastic surgeon creates a pocket for the silicone implant and inserts it through this incision. The implant is positioned between muscle and fat or within the main buttock muscle. This area will form scar tissue that should help keep the implant in place. Butt implants come in different sizes and shapes, and can even be customised. In general, these natural-feeling implants help round out the upper and outer parts of the buttocks; but not the lower parts. This procedure is suitable in thin patients who wear size 2-4 dresses where fat grafting is not possible because they do not have any fat to spare.
Sometimes butt implants are paired with buttock lifts and liposuction of the lower back to yield more balanced results.
Liposuction can enhance the buttocks and the hips and thighs around it. This essentially makes everything around it smaller, and can indirectly make the buttocks look bigger and rounder compared to the rest of the body. The main benefits are decreased surgical time, fewer complications, and the fact that the patient can sit down immediately.
Dr Tim commonly performs the buttock augmentation surgery and liposuction procedures.
Anesthesia: General anaesthesia
Location: Lane Cove / Penrith
Length of surgery: 2-4 hours
Recovery: Back to work in 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity requiring lifting or manual labour, wait 4 to 6 weeks. An abdominal binder (a broad elastic band) should be worn continuously for 2 to 6 weeks. The binder provides extra comfort and support as you heal. Driving may be resumed when stomping one’s feet does not cause any abdominal pain.
Duration of results: Seen at 12 months when the scar has matured.