When it comes to augmenting the size or volume of one’s buttocks, the question of whether to opt for implant placement
or fat grafting
is recurrently asked.
How are both techniques defined, and what advantages do they offer?
Carthagomed helps you decide on the suitable procedure for you while explaining various alternatives to augmenting your buttocks.
Buttock augmentation surgery: indications & objectives
Very popular in south america and particularly in brazil, buttock augmentation has now become one of the most requested aesthetic procedures worldwide.
Buttock augmentation surgery is destined for males and females alike; though the percentage of males who undergo the surgery is inferior in comparison to that of women. The procedure targets people who deem their buttocks small, underdeveloped or flat.
Buttock augmentation surgery renders the buttocks curvier, rounder, bigger, and in perfect harmony with the rest of the body.
By having recourse to implant placement, the patient will be required to choose the shape and size of buttock implants; all according to the surgeon’s recommendation, the patient’s desired outcome and morphology.
Buttock implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel. They are resistant to daily activities like walking, running, etc. Buttock implants are generally destined for patients who wish to get extravagant and over-the-op results.
Buttock lipofilling involves removing unwanted excess fat from an area of the body, and injecting it into the buttocks.
The surgeon starts the procedure by suctioning
excess fat from such areas of the body as the lower back, saddlebags, flanks, the abdomen, and thighs. Once aspirated fat is purified, it is injected into the buttocks; therefore adding curves and volume to the derriere. Fat grafting is a natural alternative to buttock implants; the procedure uses your own natural body fat to fill out the buttocks.
A fundamental condition in fat grafting is having sufficient body fat stock. If not, the patient will be recommended to undergo buttock augmentation surgery through implant placement.
Recommendations after buttock augmentation surgery:
If the patient opted for an implant placement, s/he has to wait for 12 weeks to resume physical activities and sports.
Work resumption is recommended after a period of 15 to 20 days. In case the patient has underwent fat grafting, post-operative care will be minor. Still, it is advisable to follow your doctor’s words to the letter to avoid any complications to the surgery.