Fat grafting to the buttocks not only gives shape to the buttocks but also contouring of other areas of the body. Fat is harvested (liposuctioned) from multiple areas of the body. The fat is then separated from any liquefied components and then injected into the buttocks to give a fuller look to the buttocks.
There is no rejection of the fat because it is not a foreign substance. It is a natural substance of the body. Not all of the fat that is injected will survive. Occasionally, a second procedure may be needed if the desired look is not obtained from the initial treatment. The lack of enough fat to liposuction can also limit the size of the buttock enhancement. Multiple areas of the body are liposuctioned in order to obtain enough fat to give the desired look.
Liposculpturing the body and injecting the fat into the buttocks is a very natural way to enhance the buttocks.
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As we age, our buttocks gradually change shape by drooping and sagging. This can have harmful effects on one’s self image and sense of attractiveness. Although previously there was no real answer for this aging process, Dr. Hardaway offers a surgical procedure that can help an individual look and feel more positive about their body.
There are various buttock lift methods and procedures that can be performed by Dr. Hardaway and show positive success, based on your specific goals, expectations and desires. Liposuction, implants and lifts are all used to sculpt the buttocks region into a desired shape.
During the buttock lift procedure, excess skin is removed and the buttocks are raised to a higher position on the body with tighter skin and texture. Performed concurrently with the lift, some patients desire an augmentation that utilizes implants. This additional procedure may be performed at the same time as the buttock lift or at a later date.
Buttock lift surgery is often performed on patients who have also undergone tummy tuck or liposuction procedures. This helps to remove excess fat from the body, but can sometimes leave behind loose skin that has lost its elasticity. In some cases, patients desire a fuller buttock shape which can necessitate the use of implants. Dr. Hardaway uses quality implants made of durable material that cannot rupture, spill or deflate. This procedure is called buttock augmentation.
After the procedure, patients are fitted with a body garment that aids in the healing process and helps the skin to adapt to its new contour. Patients are usually able to return to work about two weeks following surgery, although some swelling may be noticeable for several months. Although Dr. Hardaway makes incisions into the skin to perform the procedure, scars are usually placed so that they are hidden well beneath a swimsuit. There is an immediate difference in the shape of the buttocks that is both dramatic and noticeable.
Any form of surgery carries an amount of uncertainty and risk, and buttock lift surgery is no exception. Fortunately, when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, the procedure is remarkably safe. Dr. Hardaway will address any concerns you may have during your personalized consultation.