About About Buttock Augmentation with fat grafting
Buttocks Augmentation, also known as Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure to achieve a fuller and rounder buttocks through a specialized fat transfer technique (no implants required). The fat transfer technique is a revolutionary procedure as it will remove fat from “problem areas” through liposuction and then moved to the buttocks to enhance and or increase its size.
The procedure is becoming more popular day by day and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. Fat transfer buttock augmentation it´s the safest and more natural surgical procedure available in the market with no risk of rejection.
|2 to 4 hours|
|Outpatient - the patient goes home on the same day|
|2 weeks to go back to work|
|Total rest during the first 24 hours; use of compression garment; take medication according to medical advice; No strenuous activities; avoid sitting on your butt for the first week.|
PLASTIC SURGERY TRENDS
The butt in the spotlight
Through Hollywood celebrities and social media attention the trend of round and perky buttocks has spread around the world across different ages, genders and ethnic groups. Brazilian Butt Lift is considered one of the most fast-growing plastic surgery procedures and it´s performed by both men and women for different purposes – enhance, augment, improve shape or simply correct irregularities and asymmetries.
The truth about ``perfect`` buttocks
If you have great glute genetics, then you are lucky. You will only need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to keep looking good. If you are not as lucky and have poor glute genetics you can have a healthy diet and consistently work hard in the gym for years to improve shape and volume, but you may not achieve what you desired. This is the reality, and this is the reason why thousands of women and men run to plastic surgery practices to perform a buttock augmentation with fat transfer. This is the only way to dramatically change the size and shape of your glutes using fat from your own body.
Characteristics of a beautiful buttocks
Full and rounded buttocks are considered more attractive as it´s a sign of health, beauty, youthfulness and it´s related to fertility. Another characteristic of attractive buttocks includes short gluteal crease which is a goal for many but not as easy to achieve.
The most common buttock shapes are Round, Square, “V” shape and “Upside Down Heart”. The “Upside Down Heart” is the most desirable shape while the “V” shape is the least.
Another factor that plays a big role in body harmony is the proportion between the waist and the hips/buttocks. Women most desirable shape is a “curvy body” – small waist and curvier buttocks.
However, there are no exact rules for an attractive body. The most important aspect of an attractive body are curves and proportions. There are also significant ethnic differences when it comes to preferences on buttocks volume and shape.
What can a buttock augmentation do for you?
- Enhance the curves of your lower body
Improve contour, size and shape of buttocks
- Reduce body fat pockets in other body areas
- Improve body proportions between upper and lower body
- Clothes will look better on you
- Improve your self-confidence
What a buttock augmentation can't do?
If you have severe skin looseness on your buttocks/tights, a fat grafting will not be enough too fill the empty space. Speak to your plastic surgeon who is the best person to recommend the right procedure for you – you may be a good candidate for a tight/butt lift to remove excess fat combined with fat grafting to improve shape and volume.
STEP BY STEP
Buttock Augmentation – the surgery step by step
A Buttock Augmentation takes between 2 and 4 hours and it is performed in the following steps:
Step 1: Markings
Patient’s body is marked. Photographs are taken before and after marking for medical records.
Step 2: Anaesthesia
Local anaesthesia with deep sedation or general anaesthesia is administrated.
Step 3 – Preparation
Patient´s skin is deeply disinfected, and blue wraps are placed to protect the area from external environment bacteria.
Step 4 – Incisions
Very small incisions where cannulas will be inserted are made – usually on the belly, flanks and back.
Step 5 – Solution injections
A solution is injected in the areas that fat will be removed to dilute it and make it easier to extract.
Step 6 – Fat removal
A fine cannula is inserted into the incisions and fat is suctioned out of the body through a vacuum system.
Step 7 – Fat purification
Fat is purified and cells are inserted into injections for grafting.
Step 7 – Fat injections
Fat is injected in strategic points of the glutes to improve shape and volume.
Step 7 – Checking final results
Brazilian butt lift results are checked before taking the patient to the recovery room. Results will be seen right after surgery but will improve gradually as swelling and bruising subside. Final results are expected after at least 3-6 months.
Good candidates for Buttock Enhancement
A Brazilin Butt Lift is a great option for those who wish to improve their buttocks shape and size without implants.
Best candidates for buttock augmentation usually meet the following characteristics:
- Wish to increase butocks size and volume.
- Have available fat in other parts of the body.
- Do not consider butocks implants.
- Good skin tone on hips and buttocks.
- Stable weight.
- Have realistic expectactions.
- Able to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for a few weeks.
- Non-smokers: nicotine can increase the risk of fat death.
- Good general health.
Brazilian Butt Lift V Buttock Implants
One of the main advantages of Brazilian Butt Lift is that it increases buttock size and volume with the patient´s own fat – this leads to very natural results and no risk of rejection. However, if you are very slim with no fat available to harvest, you are not a suitable candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
For very lean patients, buttock implants may be the only option to achieve the desired look. However, it is important to be aware that implants are associated with a higher risk of complications such as capsular contracture, implant displacement, implant infection, etc. Implants can also look and feel less natural than fat grafts.
Which areas of the body can fat be collected?
Fat is generally removed from the body area where there is more fat and bothers the patient the most. The most common areas where fat is harvest for buttock augmentation include:
- Love handles
- Hips and tights
- There are other areas where fat can be harvest although is less common – ankles, arms, male breasts, neck, calves, etc.
Buttock Augmentation scars
Brazilian Butt Lift is known as a “scar free procedure”. The surgery has very minimal scaring as the only incisions needed are the small holes through which the liposuction cannulas and fat injections are injected into the body.
Get ready for your Buttock Augmentation
The first step towards your Brazilian Butt Lift experience includes a medical consultation with your plastic surgeon where the following aspects will be addressed:
Medical history: inform your plastic surgeon about any medical condition or other important health issues such as medication you take, allergies, surgeries recently performed etc.
Expectations: speak to your plastic surgeon about your goals and expectations. Through a physical evaluation he/she will be able to confirm if your expectations are realistic and if you are a suitable candidate for surgery.
Here are some tips to better prepare for a Buttock Augmentation:
- Get medical tests performed in advance (according to your plastic surgeon’s prescription).
- Stop taking blood thinning medication as soon as you know you will proceed with surgery.
- Make sure your plastic surgeon is aware of any daily medication you take and make adjustments if necessary.
- Do not smoke for a few weeks before and until the healing process is completed. Even one cigarette a day may interfere with healing and will limit the number of fat cells that can survive. This will have a negative impact on the result.
- Take 15 days off work.
- Plan for someone to pick you up at the clinic.
- You should have someone helping you at home during the first 48 hours.
Recovering after Buttock Augmentation
Brazilian Butt Lift recovery is not particularly painful, but you can experience minimal to moderate pain which can be easily controlled through medication. Take your time to rest and start walking at home as soon as you feel ready to promote blood circulation.
For two weeks you will need to sleep on your stomach, and you will not be allowed to sit on your buttocks for about 2 weeks. After two weeks you can start sitting using a pillow underneath or using a doughnut pillow. Normal sitting is expected after 6 to 8 weeks which is the time needed for the fat to attach to the tissues.
You can go back to daily routine after one week and return to work after 2 weeks. Strenuous activities must be avoided for at least one month.
Symptoms I can expect after a Buttock Augmentation
You may experience one or more of the following symptoms after a Buttock Augmentation:
- Mild to moderate pain in the areas where fat was harvest.
- Fluid accumulation.
- Skin numbness.
- Drainage from incisions.
Life after a Buttock Augmentation
Buttock Augmentation results are long lasting, but you should wait between 3 to 6 months to see results – during this time your body may reabsorb up to 40 % of injected fat. Significant weight fluctuations may affect the results so make sure you maintain a stable weight and exercise to keep looking good. Some patients may need a second procedure or touch-ups every 2 to 3 years (fat reabsorption can be different from patient to patient).
After residual swelling and bruising has gone you will notice the real changes – curvier buttocks and a better proportion between the lower and the upper body. You will also notice that clothes fit better on you.
Buttock Augmentation risks and complications
As any other surgical procedure, Brazilian Butt Lift involves risks and complications which include:
- Anaesthesia risks.
- Extended Swelling.
- Fluid accumulation.
- Fat embolism.
- Nerve damage.
- Contour irregularities.
To diminish risks and complications, you must follow your plastic surgeon’s recommendations before and after surgery. During your Buttock Augmentation consultation, all the surgery potential risks and complications will be discussed in detail and you will be able to ask questions.
Price of a Buttock Augmentation in Karachi
The price of a Brazilian Butt Lift depends on how invasive the liposuction will be and how much fat will be injected (this will define the surgery time). Some buttock augmentations take only two hours while others can take three or four. No individuals are the same and may require additional procedures such as butt or tight lift and this will affect the surgery cost. However, the price of a buttock augmentation in Karachi starts at Rs ____________ – includes medical and nursing fees, the surgery cost, anaesthesia, surgery room and hospital stay. It does not include the fee for follow-up visits. If any revisional or “touch-up” surgery is required it will be charged separately. The finance department will confirm the exact price of your Brazilian Butt Lift package after your consultation with Dr Zia. To schedule your consultation in Karachi or for more information on prices and conditions, please contact us today:
- Aga Khan Hospital: +92 21 111 911 911
- Cooper Consultants Clinic: +92 21 35 37 0671 4
BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION SPECIALIST
Why choose Dr Zia ul Islam for my Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock Augmentation is a body contouring surgery that requires extensive experience but also an eye to create a proportional and balanced silhouette. Dr Zia is a qualified and very experienced plastic surgeon from Karachi with over 10 years of experience in performing Brazilian Butt Lifts and other body contouring surgeries.
- Dr Zia routinely performs buttock augmentations and other fat grafting procedures.
- Proven results by before and after images.
- Top rated Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgeon in Karachi.
- Performs surgeries in high standard clinics in Karachi – Aga Khan Hospital and Cooper Clinic in Karachi.
SCHEDULE YOUR BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION WITH FAT
APPOINTMENT IN KARACHI
Aga Khan Hospital
+92 21 111 911 911
Cooper Consultants Clinic
+92 21 35 37 0671 4
If you have decided on performing your Buttock Augmentation with fat grafting surgery in Karachi or you simply want to learn more about the procedure, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Zia.
Brazilian Butt Lift – Frequently Asked Questions
What type of anaesthesia is used for buttock augmentation?
Depending on how much fat will be removed and injected, buttock augmentation can be performed with local anaesthesia and deep sedation or with general anaesthesia. The type of anaesthesia to be used will be decided during your liposuction consultation with Dr Zia.
Which is the most desired butt shape?
The most desired butt shape is the “upside down heart shape” but not all women are the same. Some women perform this procedure to achieve a round and full result while others are looking to achieve only a very natural enhancement and improve irregularities.
I am very slim with no fat available. How can I enhance my buttocks?
If you have not fat available, you are not a candidate for buttock augmentation with fat transfer. You must speak to your plastic surgeon about other possible procedures such as butt implants.
Can I have another person’s fat injected into my buttocks?
Unfortunately, this is not possible as transferring fat from one person to another carries the same risks as other transplanting surgeries. Your body can reject the fat and put you at risk of multiple problems and even death. One of the main benefits of fat transfer is that your body wont reject it or have an adverse immune response as is already part of your body.
Are there any other substances that can be injected into the buttocks?
There are other fillers used to enhance the butt but are not FDA-approved and are linked to serious risks and complications. The most natural and FDA-approved method available in the market for buttock augmentation is with autologous fat.
Can fat be absorbed by the body? Will I need a second procedure?
It is predicted that around 40% of injected fat is reabsorbed by your body up to 3 to 6 months following surgery. The fat that remains after this time is considered the final result. Brazilian Butt Lift results are long lasting, but you may need a second procedure or touch-ups every two to three years to maintain firmness and volume.
Can Brazilian Butt Lift treat cellulite?
Fat grafting can improve the appearance of mild to moderate cellulite as your buttocks will look smoother. However, is not a cellulite treatment and you must look for other treatments to improve the quality and skin elasticity.
If I lose weight will my buttock volume remain the same?
Brazilian butt lift is recommended if you have a stable weight and are not willing to lose weight. If patients lose weight after the procedure, their newly filled butt will likely to diminish in size as well.
Will I have visible scars?
Buttock augmentation involves removing fat from a certain body area and injecting it into the buttocks. Liposuction will leave minimal scarring as small incisions can be virtually unnoticeable once fully healed. As fat is introduced through injections into the buttocks, there will not be visible scars either.
How painful will it be the recovery?
Brazilian Butt Lift recovery is not particularly painful, but it will depend on the liposuction extension and individual tolerance to pain. It usually feels like having a giant bruise that hurts when you touch it in the area where fat was removed. Prescribed medication easily improves pain and discomfort associated.
When can I see the results?
You will see a difference right after surgery but your will start seeing the real change after 3 to 4 weeks when most swelling subsides. Final results are expected after 3 to 6 months when part of the fat has been absorbed.
I have loose skin on my buttocks. Will Brazilian Butt Lift treat this problem?
Buttock augmentation is not a treatment for sagging skin but if you have a vert mild degree of looseness you may see improvements as fat will fill empty spaces. If you have moderate to severe loose skin on your buttocks you may be a candidate for a butt lift combined with fat transfer to remove both excess skin and improve the volume.
Can I expect to have the perfect buttocks?
Brazilian Butt Lift will certainly improve the volume, shape and proportion of your buttocks but if you are looking for the perfect “magazine buttocks” then you are not a candidate for surgery. Surgery will always improve specific parts of your body but will not be able to reproduce results. Results will depend on you body´s initial characteristics and genetics.