in Cumberland, Hagerstown, Morgantown
If your buttocks are too small, too flat, or too droopy, you may be a candidate for a Buttock Lift & Augmentation (also commonly called a Brazilian Butt Lift). Interested patients in the Cumberland, Hagerstown, and Morgantown areas can schedule their consultation.
What is a Buttock Lift & Augmentation?
Buttock Lift & Augmentation uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been liposuctioned is placed into the buttocks to enhance size and shape.
Am I a good candidate for a Buttock Lift & Augmentation?
The average patient is a female in her late teens to mid-30s who feel that their buttocks don’t fit the rest of their body – they are too small and too flat. Most patients have at least some accompanying fatty tissue on the lower back, on top of their buttocks, on their hips and thighs and below their buttocks. A patient with minimal or no excessive fatty tissue would not be a candidate because there would not enough fatty tissue from other areas to fill out the buttocks.
How is a Buttock Lift & Augmentation Done?After your initial consultations, you will have agreed on a surgery date with your doctor. There are a few different techniques that your doctor may decide to use depending on your goals and what the extent of your procedure will be. To begin, an incision will be made on the upper area of the buttock or in other areas that you may have excess skin. Liposuction is often used to shape the buttock area or slim the thighs to achieve the proportions you’re looking for. Once the sutures are in place, your may have drains and dressings placed to reduce the accumulation of fluid. Your doctor will then recommend that you wear a compression garment to help with the healing process.
What can I expect from a Buttock Lift & Augmentation?
Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger as the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change and swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The swelling will diminish over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Post-operative weight gain will make your buttocks larger and weight loss will make your buttocks smaller after the procedure. Occasionally a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire. Patients from the Cumberland area can expect different results depending on their surgeon and their body type.
How long is recovery from a Buttock Lift & Augmentation?
Your buttocks will be tender and the areas where the liposuction was performed will also be tender. It is very important to not sit on your buttocks for 10 days to two weeks after the procedure in order for the transferred fat to obtain a blood supply and start to live and grow in its new environment. Sitting on your buttocks will keep the blood supply from getting to the new fat cells. A compression garment will also be worn during recovery. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient. Once you have opted for your procedure, be sure to ask your doctor about recovery time. Interested patients in Morgantown are encouraged to call ahead for a consultation; they can expect any questions to be answered by their experienced surgeon.