Buttock plays an important role in forming the silhouette of a person. It is also highly prone in accumulating fat and cellulose, causing a disproportionate backend, making some find it unaesthetic or unflattering. At times, this can lead to changes in one’s confidence, the way they dress or even look in the mirror. Buttock size correction can ensure that one’s backside is perfectly formed and shaped to suit their body – resulting in enhanced aesthetics and confidence.

Butt augmentation

Gluteal enlargement is an aesthetic surgical procedure performed to augment the butt. It can be used to cosmetically correct size asymmetry or to enhance one’s silhouette, making them more voluptuous.

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Pre-procedural prep

  • Expectations – during the consultancy, the patient is prompted to express their desired expectations with the surgeon and discuss its possibilities. Showing pictures of desired results is more helpful in reaching a consensus.
  • Medical history – the physician will ask the patient about their past-medical history as well as family history to ensure that they are eligible to undergo the surgery. Patients with blood disorders are advised not to undergo this procedure as they are at higher risk.
  • Photography – a professional will take before and after pictures in different angles to record the change made due to the procedure. The patient may also be provided with a photoshopped picture before the surgery to have realistic expectations.
  • Smoking – the patient is strictly advised to avoid smoking a week before the procedure as it can affect the surgery and healing process of liposuction.
  • Medications – after reviewing the patient’s medical history, the physician may ask the patient to stop consumption of certain medicines. They include – aspirin, immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatory medicine, herbal capsules, blood thinners and other anti-coagulants.
  • Care – the patient may be asked to arrange for driven transport if they cannot drive post-surgery. It is also advisable to have someone to help during recovery.

Procedure

  1. Implants:
    This method of lip augmentation is rarer as it includes placing an implant inside the lips. The implants used are typically made of silicone and are placed via an incision made in-between both cheeks. Once the desired expectations are achieved, the incision made is closed using dissolvable sutures that are placed inside the mouth. Buttock augmentation results in plump, voluminous and symmetrical cheeks.
  2. Fat grafting:
    This procedure is also popularly known as a Brazilian butt lift. It involves the transfer of fat from the donor site (stomach/ back/ thighs) to the butt. This results in a more lifted appearance. Gluteal augmentation via fat grafting provides more natural and long-lasting results when compared to other treatment options.
  • Step 1: liposuction
    Fat grafting begins with liposuction and is typically performed using local anaesthesia. Fat is extracted from the adipose layer in the donor site. This is performed using thin liposuction cannulas to ensure that there is no unnecessary damage to the fat cells. The incision made is closed using sutures.
    General anaesthesia may need to be used if liposuction is above 500cc.
  • Step 2: purification
    The extracted fat is then processed via decanting, centrifugation or by washing the adipose tissue in sterile saline solution. Processing the fat ensures that only healthy adipose cells are transferred into the recipient site while leaving behind debris, fluids and necrosed cells.
  • Step 3: delivery of fat
    The purified adipose cells are then delivered by the surgeon to the recipient site/ target area via injection to achieve desired results. The fat is deposited evenly to ensure that there is sufficient blood supply to avoid necrosis.
    This method of buttock augmentation is generally combined with other methods to achieve desired results.

Risks & recovery

  • Downtime – the patient can resume normal activities in 5 to 14 days, depending on the technique used.
  • Activities – there should be minimal mouth movement for the first few days into recovery. Swimming, gymming or any strenuous exercise should be avoided until prompted by the surgeon.
  • Bathroom – bathroom visits need to assisted and handled with care to avoid mishaps.
  • Bruising – since the volume of the butt is increased, the skin will stretch rapidly and lead to severe bruising.
  • Sensation – there may be partial loss of sensation after complete healing. This can cause temporary or permanent numbness around the treated area.
  • Rejection – there may be a mild possibility that the patient’s body may reject the implant.
  • General risks – surgical procedures may cause redness, bruising, bleeding, scarring and infection.
  • Rest – the patient is advised to take complete rest to promote fast healing.
  • Ice & compression – the wound should be compressed with an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Elevation – the patient is advised to sleep on their tummy and elevate their bum. This reduces swelling and avoids tugging/pulling.
  • Smoking – the patient is strictly advised to avoid smoking for up to two weeks post-treatment. Smoking can interfere with blood flow and can cause problems with healing.
  • Alcohol – the patient is advised to avoid alcohol consumption for a few days as it can counteract with medications prescribed for aftercare.
  • Medicines – the surgeon may prescribe painkillers, antibiotics and immunosuppressants to avoid rejection. They can be a combination of tablets as well as topical treatments. These medicines need to be used promptly as prescribed by the physician.

Buttock reduction

Buttock reduction is an aesthetic surgical procedure. It can be used to cosmetically correct size asymmetry or to render one’s silhouette seamless.

Pre-procedural prep

  • Expectations – during the consultancy, the patient is prompted to express their desired expectations with the surgeon and discuss its possibilities. Showing pictures of desired results is more helpful in reaching a consensus.
  • Medical history – the physician will ask the patient about their past-medical history as well as family history to ensure that they are eligible to undergo the surgery. Patients with blood disorders are advised not to undergo this procedure as they are at higher risk.
  • Photography – a professional will take before and after pictures in different angles to record the change made due to the procedure. The patient may also be provided with a photoshopped picture before the surgery to have realistic expectations.
  • Smoking – the patient is strictly advised to avoid smoking a week before the procedure as it can affect the surgery and healing process of liposuction.
  • Medications – after reviewing the patient’s medical history, the physician may ask the patient to stop consumption of certain medicines. They include – aspirin, immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatory medicine, herbal capsules, blood thinners and other anti-coagulants.
  • Care – the patient may be asked to arrange for driven transport if they cannot drive post-surgery. It is also advisable to have someone to help during recovery.

Procedure

Liposuction:

This technique of buttock reduction surgery removes fat in small amounts to render a seamless finish. Liposuction is performed under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (above 500cc). The process involves creating small, tactical incisions in-between the cheeks and inserting a cannula. The instrument is moved in a windshield-wiper motion and using gentle suction, the excess fat is removed. Once the desired results are achieved, the surgeon closes the incision using sutures.

This procedure results in well-shaped and rounded buttocks. It is oft combined with other treatments to provide the best results.

Risks & recovery

  • Downtime – the patient can resume normal activities in 5 to 14 days, depending on the technique used.
  • Activities – there should be minimal mouth movement for the first few days into recovery. Swimming, gymming or any strenuous exercise should be avoided until prompted by the surgeon.
  • Bathroom – bathroom visits need to assisted and handled with care to avoid mishaps.
  • Bruising – since the volume of the butt is increased, the skin will stretch rapidly and lead to severe bruising.
  • Sensation – there may be partial loss of sensation after complete healing. This can cause temporary or permanent numbness around the treated area.
  • General risks – surgical procedures may cause redness, bruising, bleeding, scarring and infection.
  • Rest – the patient is advised to take complete rest to promote fast healing.
  • Ice & compression – the wound should be compressed with an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Elevation – the patient is advised to sleep on their tummy and elevate their bum. This reduces swelling and avoids tugging/pulling.
  • Smoking – the patient is strictly advised to avoid smoking for up to two weeks post-treatment. Smoking can interfere with blood flow and can cause problems with healing.
  • Alcohol – the patient is advised to avoid alcohol consumption for a few days as it can counteract with medications prescribed for aftercare.
  • Medicines – the surgeon may prescribe painkillers and antibiotics. They can be a combination of tablets as well as topical treatments. These medicines need to be used promptly as prescribed by the physician.

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