What is a Buttock Augmentation?
This procedure has gained considerable popularity over the past several years. A Buttock Augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size and shape of the buttocks. Buttock Augmentation procedure involves either the use of your own fatty tissue (Brazilian Butt Lift) or the insertion of a carefully styled implant in the buttock region through incisions that are hidden even in the skimpiest of underwear and swimwear. Buttock implants are made from a soft solid silicone and are available in various sizes and shapes to accommodate the individual patient’s build. We have samples of the various implant options in the office. Buttock augmentation can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as a pectoral augmentation and liposuction, for optimal results.
How is a Buttock Augmentation performed?
Buttock Augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure. When implants are used, small incisions are made in the crease on each side. The lining of the muscle is lifted up and a precise pocket is created to house the implant. The implant is then placed in the pocket. The other side is completed the same way. Dr. Pielet makes sure that the contour looks natural and both sides are symmetrical before stitching the incision sites. In order to utilize your own fat, there must be sufficient fat in the donor areas to harvest.
This procedure takes approximately 2 hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of the case.
What to expect during recovery
- Discomfort, bruising and swelling are normal and can be controlled with medication
- The stitches are usually absorbable
- No sitting for the first week after surgery, unless otherwise directed
- A compression garment must be worn up to 3 weeks post-surgery
- There might be some numbness in the areas treated, but feeling will return in 6-8 weeks
- Return to light activities and work 5-7 days post-surgery with very limited lifting, bending and sitting
- Resume full activities 4-6 weeks post-surgery