Fat Grafting Versus Implants

photo of blonde woman in white bikini bottomThe most widely accepted method to enhance the shape, size and firmness of the buttocks is fat grafting.

By using a woman’s own fat, the buttocks can be reshaped in a completely natural fashion.  The resulting fat is placed in very small threads so that the fat survives and leads to natural and soft tissue in the buttocks. 

Buttock augmentation with silicone implants has been performed for years.  The technique has progressed and the implant materials have improved; however, the procedure is limited. 

Buttock augmentation with implants limits the size increase that can be achieved and leads to a significant scar in the buttock region.

The extensive surgery needed for placement of the implants can also lead to wound healing problems, infection and other complications. 

Buttock augmentation with implants also creates an increased complication rate due to the anatomical area, the implants, and the complexity of the procedure, which is why most surgeons prefer fat grafting as an alternative. 

Buttock size can be increased and controlled much more effectively with fat grafting compared to buttock implants.  Also, the potential complications with buttock fat grafting are low. 

The greatest limitation is the amount of available fat on a patient’s body that can be removed with liposuction and then transferred to the buttocks.

Buttock Augmentation With Fat Grafting

Your preparation for the Brazilian buttock lift with fat grafting begins at your initial consultation.  A thorough examination and information session is provided so that you can make an informed decision about your buttock augmentation surgery. 

The key issues include the quality of your skin, the shape you wish to achieve and the areas from which fat can be removed with liposuction. 

In addition to your initial consult, a preoperative visit will occur and you will be fully prepared for the surgery, anesthetic plan, and postoperative recovery during that visit. 

It is important to be aware that buttock augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and all patients must be in good health before having the procedure.

Related Topics

~ Body-Jet Liposuction Body-Jet liposuction is used with buttock fat grafting surgery. Additional body-jet liposuction of the abdomen and flanks may also be considered by Brazilian buttock lift candidates.
~ Lower Body Lift Some Body-Jet liposuction patients have excessive skin at the abdomen and flanks. A lower body lift treats the entire waistline and surrounding areas.
~ Full Tummy Tuck A tummy tuck is great for treating skin excess and laxity of the abdomen and is an option for some patients considering buttock fat grafting.
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