Butt-less in Seattle…Not really
The recent revolution of buttock enhancement is no longer a phenomenon of Miami. Seattle, get ready. Different techniques of buttock enhancement are well in play at our practice. From fat (Brazilian Buttock Lift), to implants to buttock lifts our practice has established a singular dominance in this field in all of the Pacific Northwest. The most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed a very large and popular rise in techniques of enhancement all around the country. Also, the popular media figures such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have really popularized the sultry and sexy reality of having well shaped buttocks.
Age, genes, pregnancy and weight fluctuations are responsible for the loss of shape of the buttocks. They lose their youthful cushion, they flatten and they droop. A reversal of these natural events, and a recalculation of the proportionate size of the buttocks can enhance the figure, and bring about a sultry factor that would otherwise not be attainable by conventional body contouring. Buttock enhancement is effective and it is popular. Here are some state of the art techniques that we use:
This has become one of the most popular techniques to enhance the buttocks. The concept of fat transfer from one part of the body to another is a hot topic in plastic surgery. Research into its effectiveness and into the possibility of stem cell transfer is ongoing and exciting. For buttocks, fat transfer has been refined into a procedure that is effective, natural and long lasting. The operation is an outpatient procedure that takes about 3-4 hours and includes harvest of fat from variety of areas of the body, purification and preparation of fat, and injection into the important areas and plateaus of the buttock. A fair bit of artistry and technique goes into this. It is important to realize the natural landscapes of the buttocks and to inject the fat to feminize and to round out the buttocks. Excessive and inattentive injection can lead creating a “fat” buttock and not a shapely one. One of the advantages of BBL is that significant body contouring takes place at the time of the harvest. Another advantage is that there are virtually no scars and the downtime is minimal. Patients are asked to refrain from lying on their back for about a week and are encouraged to go back to work in one week. Exercise is resumed in 4 weeks.
No everyone is a candidate for fat transfer, as they might not have enough area to harvest from. Implants are a natural choice for individuals with out ample fat who desire a rounded, well projected buttocks. Solid silicone implants are used through hidden scars in the middle of the buttocks. The implants are often placed under the covering of the muscle (sub-fascial) or inside the muscle (intra-muscular). Variety of shapes, diameters and textures of implants are used and individually catered. The operation takes about 2 hours and can include liposuction of lower back area for a better shape. Incisions are covered with glue and drains are removed in 7 days. Patients go back to work in 7-10 days and can resume exercise in 4 weeks. It is important to not lie on the buttocks for about 2 weeks.
· Composite Augmentation Gluteoplasty
I have introduced this novel concept that uses the technology and the artistry of fat injections along with the definitive enhancement of implants. This is an ideal operation for individuals who need implants who could use some additional fatty cushion in their buttocks. The operation is also an outpatient procedure that takes about 4 hours and requires the same downtime as implant procedure.
Significant weight loss, excess skin and high degree of droopiness might require a more invasive operation to enhance the buttocks. A buttock lift is the lift of the entire plateau of the buttocks, along with the outer thighs and can be combined with frontal procedures such as a tummy tuck. It requires placement of an incision that is similar to the lines of a G-string, emanating from the middle of the lower back and going towards the groin. It takes 4 hours to perform it and is still an outpatient procedure. Most patients require 2 weeks off work and exercise is resumed at about 5-6 weeks.
Any of these procedures can be catered to create a dramatic result, and more often a natural and subtle result. Every patient is different. We truly individualize each plan to meet and match the expectations and the desires for buttock enhancement.
Explore the options and be a beautiful you…