Buttock Augmentation

Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon serving Houston, Katy and Nearby Areas of Texas

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Buttock Augmentation, sometimes referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift, is performed by transferring fat from where you don’t want it to the buttocks to increase fullness.

The first step is to harvest the fat to be transferred.  Usually this is taken from the abdomen, waist and flanks.  The fat cells are then separated from other fluids, and injected into the buttocks with a special device.  If necessary, fat can be harvested from additional areas if needed for more fullness.

This gives a great shape not only of the buttocks, but of all the areas where fat was removed.  The overall effect is quite dramatic.

Recovery from buttock augmentation mainly involves not applying pressure to the areas where the fat was injected.  The transferred fat cells must acclimate to their new surroundings.  It takes weeks for a good blood supply to be established to these cells.  The more cells survive, the more lasting the overall result.

Pressure avoidance means not sitting directly on the buttocks for at least six weeks, in order to protect the fat cells and allow them to develop a blood supply.

You will be instructed to lie on your side or stomach for several weeks, and you’ll be given a cushion for when you cannot avoid sitting.  Sitting on a narrow stool with pressure on the back of the thighs is also an excellent way to avoid damaging the transferred fat.  A compression garment is worn to control swelling but most importantly to help shape your new and improved figure.

In most cases this procedure has little downtime and most patients resume normal daily activities in just a few days!