As we get older, our buttock may begin to droop and sag like other areas of the body. Some would like their buttocks changed back to a more youthful appearance. Others would like their buttocks changed to a different form that better fits their desire or personality. Fortunately, like these other areas, such as the breast and stomach, there are surgical options available for making these changes to a tighter, rounder and firmer appearance.
Buttock augmentation surgery can be done by lifting the buttock, sculpting it with liposuction, enlarging it with implants or fat, or any combination of the three. The type of surgery performed will depend on the new look you desire. Buttock surgeries take into consideration the size, shape and skin quality of your buttock as well as the qualities that you desire after surgery. A lift is most often recommended after a large amount of weight loss, when there may be loose or excess skin.
The actual buttock augmentation is performed as an outpatient surgery and usually takes 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients can return to work after a week to 10 days, but full healing will take several months. The risks of a buttock lift are similar to those of other cosmetic surgeries and may include infection, healing problems or fluid drainage.
After surgery, a binder may be given for you to apply compression to the areas from which fat was taken. Instructions will also be given to avoid pressure on the buttocks so as to minimize injury to the areas of fat transfer or implant placement.
Fat Transfer Surgery Postoperative Instructions
It is important to follow all of your doctor’s postoperative instructions for fat transfer surgery procedures (such as buttock augmentation) to achieve the best possible surgery results. Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery patients are provided with detailed instructions to ensure the best outcome to the procedure.