Buttock augmentation is a procedure that reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, providing you with an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile. In the recent years, gluteal augmentation has become increasingly popular in St. Louis, and around the world. Dr. Hart is the premier surgeon for gluteal augmentation in St. Louis. He is skilled in the two most popular methods for enlarging and reshaping your buttocks; fat grafting (using your own natural fatty tissue, popularly referred to as the Brazilian butt lift), and buttock implants.
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When to Consider Buttock Augmentation
If your buttocks are too small for your body frame and you want a more balanced look
If your buttock shape is too flat or square and you would like more curves and a more youthful appearance
If weight loss or the aging process has left your buttocks loose, sagging, or flat
If clothes and swimwear do not fit properly on your figure
How is a buttock augmentation procedure performed?
The two most popular methods for buttock augmentation are autologous fat transfer (using your own natural fatty tissue), also called the Brazilian butt lift, and gluteal implant surgery with or without fat transfer for additional contouring.
During this procedure, Dr. Hart takes fat from one area of your body and uses it to enhance and reshape your buttocks. Liposuction with suction tubes (cannulas) is used to remove fatty tissue from areas of your body with excess tissue, such as the abdomen, hips, back, or thighs. The fat is then processed and is re-injected using syringes connected to cannulas. Usually three small incisions are needed for injecting the fat, but these incision sites are easily hidden by clothing. The fat is grafted in layers at multiple levels, with the cannula moving back and forth to ensure that a smooth, linear deposit of fatty tissue is left to reshape and augment the buttocks area. The liposuction incisions are closed with sutures. Drains are inserted and a compression garment is worn following surgery.
Implants are most appropriate for treating flat or poorly defined buttocks, particularly for patients who have limited fatty tissue. They are not as effective for treating sagging buttocks that may occur after significant weight loss. With this procedure a soft, shaped silicone implant is placed through an incision hidden inside the natural buttock crease, or an alternate incision site may be used. During your consultation, Dr. Hart will provide further details about these incision locations. The implant is positioned in a pocket below the large buttock (gluteal) muscle and above the pelvic bone. The incisions are closed with sutures, drains are inserted, and a compression garment is worn following surgery.
What will my buttock augmentation incisions and scars be like?
Depending on the type of procedure Dr. Hart recommends, the following incisions may be used:
The liposuction incisions are very small and just large enough to allow the suction tube, or cannula, to go under the skin and remove the fat. The incisions used for injecting the fat into the buttock regions are equally small.
Typically an incision is made in the fold between the buttock "cheeks." Alternative locations are the outer corners of the upper buttock and at the bottom in the gluteal crease.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Under normal circumstances, the results of your buttock augmentation surgery will be long-lasting.
After a successful fat transfer buttock augmentation, the fat that remains will stay there for the rest of your life. Like the rest of the tissue in your body, this fat will grow and age with you. If you have implants placed, these devices do not need to be removed unless you develop a late complication. Although the procedure improves the shape and contour of your buttocks, you should make necessary lifestyle changes to maintain the appearance of your new shape. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can be incorporated into your daily routine to maintain your look.
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