Lately,buttocks augmentation has become a serious trend. These days, I am finding that beauty is measured more with a lady’s booty than anything else. The media is preoccupied with voluptuous perky buttocks, A.K.A. “Booty Beauty.” I covered all the illegal injectable materials used as alternative approaches for butt augmentations in our February issue of Your Health “Beware: Butt Augmentation.”Allow me to address a new, professional butt lift method. A buttocks augmentation, or “Brazilian butt lift” is a surgical procedure that involves liposuction combined with fat transfer into the buttocks. When aggressive,regional liposuction is performed along with the fat transfer, the procedure becomes the safest and most reliable method for achieving good, measurable,long lasting results. The liposuction portion of the buttocks augmentation procedure is the crucial aspect of the procedure. First and foremost, it is performed using standard liposuction techniques and not ultrasound or laser-assisted.This will ensure the viability of the harvested fat. It is also generally performed on particular areas that compete for attention in the buttocks region. It can do wonders to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. The foundation of all Brazilian butt lifts is the dramatic re-establishment of central fullness.This is achieved by careful planning of areas of liposuction and areas ofaugmentation. The secret lies in liposuction of the flanks, but mostimportantly the gluteus V shelf, which I refer to as the “fanny pack.” Thisarea, the sacral area immediately above the buttock crease, is what sculpts anddefines the curve that extends from the top of the buttock. The extent ofliposuction and amount of fat placement varies from surgeon to surgeon. A greatresult in the Brazilian butt lift is the combination of optimal viableharvested adipose tissue placed near the upper half of the buttocks and thepatient’s preference area. This will produce a visible ledge on thebuttocks with a soft texture. The procedure can produce dramatic results. Allit takes is a few simple steps.
Consultation: Meet your doctor. You and your plastic surgeonwill be able to determine whether buttock augmentation is right for you.Patients often have a preferred area for their planned liposuction and have aparticular, ideal buttock shape in mind. While in a standing position, you andyour doctor will be able to look in the mirror. At that point you may decidewhat areas of liposuction you want and where you want fat to be placed for afully satisfying outcome. To accomplish a smoother silhouette, yoursurgeon may still recommend additional areas of liposuction for optimalsculpturing results. You are not considered a candidate for a Brazilian buttlift if you have unrealistic expectations or a medical history that does notpermit you to have elective surgery.
Surgery: On the morning of your surgery, you will be asked torefrain from eating or drinking as part of anesthesia requirements. Yoursurgeon will address any questions you might have and mark your operative sitefor the planned surgical procedure while you are in standing position. Youranesthesiologist will describe the anesthesia process and address any questionyou might have. Your surgery may take 2-3 hours under anesthesia. Differentsurgeons and surgical facilities use different anesthesia methods, yet a BrazilianButtlift can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenoussedation, in which case the patient can breathe independently during the entireoperation. This is the preferred methodsince it is more comfortable. Once the surgery is completed, an abdominalbinder (like a corset) is placed to provide a slight compression to theliposuction area and the patient is transferred to a short stay in the recoveryroom. Patients usually go home within an hour of recovery.
Recuperation: You will be discharged to a family member or a care-giverwith all your proper medication to begin your recuperation process. Yoursurgeon will give your care-giver your discharge instructions. Otherinstructions include absolutely no cigarette smoking. Smoking will prevent yourhealing and beautiful transformation. You are encouraged to walk to thebathroom and around your house, and a follow up postoperative visit will bescheduled for the next day. It is also recommended that the binder be worn fora minimum of two weeks after surgery. An ideal recuperation period for abuttock augmentation is one week to ten days or an average of seven workingdays. Some patients can resume their work even earlier provided they do notexert physical activity during the healing period. Finally, it isrecommended that you resume your normal physical activities gradually in orderto avoid any complications.
Only your board-certified plasticsurgeon can give you the buttock augmentation you desire, using your own fat ina safe and effective procedures.
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