Our entire staff at Esprit® Cosmetic Surgeons have experience in performing buttock augmentation with fat grafting. We feel that our expertise helps our patients to achieve an excellent result and recovery. Indeed, we are the most experienced buttock fat grafting centers in the Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington area.
The first step in buttock augmentation is harvesting the fat. We use the Body-Jet liposuction machine. The Body-Jet liposuction machine is an optimal device for removing fat to be used for buttock fat grafting. Because the Body-Jet is a gentle method of liposuction, the fat cells have less disruption compared to conventional liposuction techniques. The Body-Jet provides more intact and healthy fat cells which optimizes the chances for maximum fat survival.
The key to achieving optimal buttock aesthetics is the shaping that occurs around the buttocks with liposuction. The buttocks are accentuated by the curves of the lower back and flank region, which typically go inward just above the buttocks. We emphasize creating these curves with liposuction. Also, the shape of the outer area at the “saddle bags” is precisely sculpted to achieve the best shape around the buttocks. This sculpting is critical to creating the correct frame for the buttocks to look as nice and as feminine as possible.
The fat is then injected with small needles though small openings. Most of the small openings are placed within the bikini line and are less than 2 mm in diameter. These heal well and scars fade over time. The fat is injected into the fatty and muscle layers of the buttocks in a precise fashion to shape the buttocks to the patient’s specific wishes.
Planning the Shape of Your New Buttocks
There are cultural and ethnic differences in desirable shape and size of the buttocks. It is critical for each patient to identify the specific goals she wishes to achieve with her Brazilian buttock lift with fat grafting. There are generally five shapes that are considered. First, is a full and round Caucasian buttock. Second, is the trim and athletic Caucasian buttock. Third, is the buttock shape of Hispanic patients, which are very full and round. Forth, is the Asian buttock that is round and full in the central area, but trim at the outer thigh regions. Fifth, is the African-American shape buttock, which includes a large amount of fullness and accentuation of the curve at the upper aspect of the buttocks at the lower back.
Your Recovery from Buttock Augmentation
Your buttock augmentation surgery with fat grafting will be performed at the Meridian Center. Our entire staff is experienced with this exciting procedure: we are the most experienced buttock fat grafting center in the Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington area.
Your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia and you will be awake immediately after surgery. While in our recovery area, you will be able to drink water and have a light snack. Your recovery in the surgery center will take about one hour. You will wear a compressive garment over the buttocks and other areas of liposuction to provide gentle support and to hold the dressings in place. You will go home immediately after you are discharged.
Expect to take about 5 – 7 days off work and home activities after your buttock fat grafting procedure. The areas of liposuction and the buttocks will be tender and sore. You will need to take narcotic pain medicines for the first few days after surgery. You can shower the day after surgery. We ask that you avoid sitting or lying on your back to minimize the pressure on the buttocks for the first 10 days after surgery. This will minimize the pressure and trauma on fat, which will optimize the ingrowth of the newly transferred fat.
You will have mild swelling in the areas of liposuction. The buttocks will have significant swelling and some bruising. Most of this swelling will decline in the first six weeks, which is when you will begin to see your results. However, it will take a full 3 – 6 months for the swelling to resolve, the tissues to fully heal and remodel, and for the final assessment of the take of the grafted fat.
The Results of My Buttock Augmentation
After buttock augmentation, your figure will be dramatically changed. The areas around the buttocks will be sculpted to have more dramatic and feminine curves and contours. The improved shapes around the buttocks will accentuate your newly enhanced buttocks. The buttocks themselves will have greater size and improved shape and projection.
Ready for a shapelier backside? Learn more about buttock augmentation surgery by calling our office in Portland and scheduling a consultation at (503) 783-0544.