Refining the appearance of the buttocks is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for weight loss patients and non-weight loss patients alike. There are many different terms that patients use to describe buttock contouring. The specific procedure to achieve your desired result can only be determined by an personal consultation.
The particular method of enhancement depends on the condition of the tissue and skin associated with each patient. Usually, after weight loss, incisions are required to remove the excess skin and tissue. This can be combined with augmentation with the patients existing buttock tissue to give a fuller appearance. Non-weight loss patients may be a candidate for buttock augmentation alone with implants,fat transfer, a combination of liposuction and fat grafting or liposuction alone. Recently the Brazilian Butt Lift(BBL) procedure has become a mainstream term in the media and among patients. This is a process of surgically removing fat in less desirable areas such as the back, waist and thighs in order to create separation of the lower back, buttocks and legs. The buttocks are then volumized with the harvested fat by injecting if into the buttock tissue in a very precise manner. Patients hear the Brazilian Butt Lift associated with people in the media and assume that is what they need to have done in order to look good. The reality is that many patients have the foundation of a very nice buttock area but the areas above and below detract from the overall appearance of the buttocks and create a boxy look. This can be improved with gluteal contouring where fat is taken from the surrounding areas of the buttocks to enhance the round appearance of the butt without the need of adding extra volume and fat to the buttock tissue. These are extremely powerful procedures when done by an experience surgeon that can transform the curves of the waist, buttocks and thighs.