Why consider buttock enhancement?
There are many personal reasons to consider a buttock enhancement. You may want to change the contour of your posterior just as you can reshape other parts of the body. If you were born with a flat or boxy rear, or if you feel your butt is just too small to look good in and out of clothing, a buttock enhancement might be the procedure for you. You may also be a good candidate if you feel that your rear is too large or if it has a relatively normal size and shape but has lost its fullness over the years due to the effects of age and gravity. Each person’s backside is unique, and each patient has individual goals for their looks.
DR. CARLOS O. CHACON
“I couldn’t be happier with my results because they look so natural. Before making my final decision of going into surgery I was very nervous but with Dr. Chacon’s experience and his lovely staff I felt very comfortable right away. I would highly recommend anyone to Dr. Chacon he is very professional and caring with all his patients.” – happy patient
What are the types of buttock enhancement procedures?
There are several methods for achieving a desired buttock size and shape, depending on the patient’s goals for their desired look. Buttock enhancement may be achieved through lipocontouring (liposuction), buttock lift, fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift), buttock implants (Buttock Augmentation), or a combination of some or all of these procedures.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is a very versatile procedure to transform the look and shape of the gluteal area by removing your existing fat from one area and transferring that fat to the buttock area to create an enhanced butt. This procedure can be used to change the buttocks any way the patient wants. It helps increase the harmony of the buttocks to the waist ratio and their projection to the desired proportion.
Traditional Buttocks Lift
The traditional excisional buttock lifting techniques can solve a wide range of problems associated with significant deformity of the buttocks in addition to removal of excess skin. In this particular procedure, reshaping is performed by rearranging the buttock’s soft tissue in such a way that it will have a better projection and will anchor the soft tissue to help achieve long lasting results.
Performing buttock implants is an additional option that mainly increases the buttock‘s projection but does not necessarily shape the hips. Buttock implants are typically combined with other procedures like liposuction and fat transfer to achieve the best results. However, like the fat transfer used on the Brazilian butt lift, patients with a significant flabby buttock and excess skin will not be well served with this procedure. There are buttock implants of different forms and shapes to meet the specific needs of each patient. Dr. Chacon uses his expertise and years of experience in order to create a beautiful buttock.
Other Common Questions About Buttocks Enhancement Procedures
What is the recovery process after buttock enhancement?
The recovery process and instruction will vary slightly depending on the procedure or combinations of procedures used to enhance your buttocks. It is very important to wear a specialized compression garment during recovery. These garments are necessary to provide support and reduce movement in the buttocks area. Heavy exercise should be avoided during recovery for the first several weeks so as not to disrupt your result. If the recovery is going well, weight-training exercises that do not directly affect the buttocks area may be permitted.
For the first two weeks of recovery, butt enhancement patients should avoid putting direct pressure on the buttocks for longer than a few minutes at a time. During this time, you may sit only when absolutely necessary, using a very soft cushion or donut-shaped pillow to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks. Position yourself on your belly or side when resting in order to keep from putting pressure on your buttocks. Patients should take light walks beginning with the first night following surgery to reduce the risk of developing blood clots in the legs.
Most patients are able to return to work during week two or three of their recovery, depending on the degree of activity. A soft cushion should still be used when sitting at work if necessary. Continue to avoid sitting on your backside. Patients should focus more on weight training than aerobic activity during this time to allow the new buttock shape to stabilize and heal.
During the fourth and fifth weeks after surgery, patients should continue to use a cushion if sitting for prolonged periods. More intense activities can be performed, such as elliptical and fast-paced walking. Patients can enjoy time at the beach or pool and swim if desired.
What happens to my buttock enhancement after recovery?
After the recovery period, if you have had fat grafting as part of your buttock enhancement procedure, the grafted fat will act just like the fat cells in other areas of your body. Weight fluctuations will increase or decrease the volume of the buttocks, the same way the volume of the rest of your body will be affected, so the enhanced butt will maintain the new silhouette or proportion with the body. Exercise will help maintain results and enhance the muscular tone of your buttocks.
What is the cost of a buttock enhancement?
Many patients who undergo buttock enhancement consider it an investment in their appearance and improved self-confidence.
The type of buttock enhancement right for you will determine the overall cost. Typically, a traditional buttock lift is more involved, since it requires the surgeon to remove tissue, tighten underlying muscles, and trim excess skin. If you include a buttock implant or fat transfer in your traditional buttock lift procedure, this will also affect the price.
A specialized surgeon may cost slightly more up-front, but working with them can save you expense in the long-term by providing outcomes with a lower risk of complications and the possibility of a revision or secondary procedure.
The type of anesthesia and sedation used will vary depending on the kind of buttock enhancement surgery you require, your medical needs, and your personal preferences.
Your compression garments and any other materials needed to enhance your outcome will vary depending on your specific procedures.
Whether or not you decide to combine your buttock enhancement surgery with any other cosmetic procedures. For example, many patients choose to undergo a tummy tuck or breast augmentation at the same time as a buttock enhancement to rejuvenate their overall shape. The will also affect your total cost but save you money in the long term.
To help make buttock enhancement surgery more affordable, we offer payment plans or financing. Most financing programs allow you to spread the cost of your surgery between six months and several years. Visit our page on plastic surgery financing options offered at Divino Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Carlos Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery designs each buttock enhancement surgery very carefully to meet their patients’ expectations. It can be difficult to envision what’s possible without expert assistance. The best way to understand what a buttock enhancement can do is to call 858-633-7546 today.
- Dr. Chacon specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, nose, breast, and body.
- Dr. Chacon completed thousands of procedures in advanced fellowship training specializing in cosmetic surgery endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Chacon served as an Aesthetic Surgery Clinical Instructor for the University of Southern California Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles, CA.
- Dr. Chacon has a keen eye for aesthetic artistry; his peers and patients recognize Dr. Chacon as the plastic surgeon that delivers desired results.
- Dr. Chacon has contributed to multiple, large clinical studies on a number of procedures and safety, presenting in statewide and national meetings.
- Dr. Chacon is a Continuing Medical Education Course Instructor in advanced surgical techniques.
- Dr. Chacon has coauthored and presented clinical studies on the Safety of Combined Surgery.
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