Phoenix Dermacare offers Buttock Augmentation, also known as a Butt Lift or a Brazilian Butt Lift with Fat Transfer, to patients seeking a more prominent figure.
Buttock augmentation, or a butt lift, is a very personal procedure and you should do it for yourself, not for someone else. You may be a good candidate to receive a buttock augmentation if you are:
- Physically healthy
- Prepared with realistic expectations
- Bothered by the feeling that your buttocks are too small
- Unhappy with the roundness or general shape of your buttocks
- Your buttocks are asymmetrical
One of the most popular procedures for a Buttock Augmentation is Autologous Fat Transfer, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. It is important to talk with Dr. Rod during your free consultation to determine the best approach based on your aesthetic goals and body shape.
Autologous Fat Transfer Procedure
A Brazilian Butt Lift consists of two plastic surgery operations. First, you and Dr. Rod will agree on a problem area on your body on which to perform liposuction to harvest your body’s own fat. Don’t worry if you are fit and trim and are happy with your physique. Very little fat is needed for the fat transfer to buttocks, and most Phoenix area residents have enough fat somewhere on their bodies to have liposuction performed, whether that be the belly, hips, thighs, or chin.
After Dr. Rod has performed liposuction, his surgical team will then process and filter the fat. Once that’s done, Dr. Rod will strategically inject the fat into your gluteal muscles to create your desired shape.
For the fat to keep its positioning and to “take,” it is recommended that the patient remains off of the buttocks for 14 days. There is very mild discomfort at first, and some temporary swelling can occur more than the desired swelling. The fat injection itself is a low-risk procedure.
Complications from buttock augmentation are rare but will be discussed with you during your consultation. It is important to note that all surgical procedures have some degree of risk associated with them. Some of those risks include:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I Have Enough Fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Some Phoenix area patients are fit trim athletes, who don’t feel they have any body fat to harvest for this procedure. Throughout his years of practice, Dr. Rod has found that most people desiring a Brazilian Butt Lift have enough fat to harvest for this surgery. The reason – very little fat is actually needed for the procedure. Additionally, even the most disciplined athletes often have one area of stubborn fat on their body which Dr. Rod can use as their fat harvest site.
- If I Can’t Sit on My Bottom for Two Weeks After Surgery, How Do I Recover?
This is probably the most common question that Dr. Rod receives during fat transfer to buttocks consultations. After all, it seems as though it would be almost impossible to rest and not sit down for 2 weeks straight. However, thousands of plastic surgery patients do it every year. Your solution may include a combination of lying on your stomach or side, sitting with specialty pillow provided by Dermacare propped up underneath your thighs so that you mimic the seated position without putting pressure on your buttocks, periods of standing, and sitting on your side.
- When Can I Resume Exercise?
Exercise should always be an important part of your daily routine, but when you’re recovering from a fat transfer to buttocks, you need to take a break. First, your body needs to heal from surgery. Second, you need to allow the transferred fat enough time to create a new blood supply in your buttocks. If you work out too soon after your procedure, it’s possible that you’ll burn that transferred fat away. Generally speaking, Dr. Rod recommends his fat transfer to buttocks patients in Phoenix wait 6 to 8 weeks before resuming their daily workout routines. However, this period could be shortened depending on how you heal after surgery
- What Will Happen to My Results if I Lose Weight in the Future?
If you’re not at or very near your ideal weight, then you’re not a good candidate for this procedure, at least not now. The reason is that as you lose weight, you can’t tell your body where to lose it. If you have a fat transfer to buttocks and then lose a significant amount of weight in the future, you may inadvertently lose the transferred fat, thus returning to flatter looking buttocks you had in the first place. Dr. Rod typically requires his Phoenix patients to have been consistently at their goal weight for at least 6 months straight before undergoing this procedure.
If you’re ready to gain the curves you’ve always desired and finally fill out a pair of jeans, a Brazilian Butt Lift might be the right procedure for you. To find out if you’re a qualified candidate and to learn more about this elective plastic surgery, call Phoenix area plastic surgeon Dr. Rod of Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery today at (623) 535-7050.