Serving Beverly Hills & Los Angeles Butt Augmentation Patients
What is Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock shape and proportion are critical to overall beauty of the body. LA cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ghavami offers fat transfer to the buttocks to nearly every patient who undergoes liposuction. This procedure is also known as a “Brazilian Butt Lift” or buttock lift. Instead of using uncomfortable and unsightly/unnatural buttock implants, Dr. Ghavami uses your own fat, which looks, feels, and is most natural.
Many times buttock enhancement can be combined with a full body makeover including tummy tuck and breast shaping (breast augmentation or lift). It is important to perform buttock fat transfer at the time of liposuction because once the fat has been removed, the patient may never have enough fat to shape and rejuvenate the buttocks in the future. If a patient is a candidate for this procedure, the rewards are boundless. Buttock augmentation surgeon Dr. Ghavami offers this transformational procedure to almost all patients who need liposuction. By using the fat in shaping the hips and buttocks, the waist-line and hips become very curvaceous. This enhancement rejuvenates the whole body silhouette. The skin of the buttock becomes tighter, clothes fit better, there is an anti-aging effect, as well as a lift effect. Fat transfer to the hips and buttocks also improved the appearance of cellulite.
What Can Buttock Augmentation Accomplish?
If you want to enlarge or enhance your buttock shape and have discovered that they do not respond to diet or exercise, buttock augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. A buttock augmentation (butt augmentation) or buttock lift (butt lift) contours the buttocks and compensates for less volume of fat in the area. Women and men who enlarge their bottoms can enjoy a more voluptuous and shapely body silhouette.Augmentation may be achieved through injections of the patient’s own body fat or with silicone implants. Dr. Ghavami does not feel that buttock implant technology is advanced enough to use. In addition, the revision rate and removal rates are too high making them unacceptable because if they are removed, you will be left with loose and sagging buttock soft tissue, which may not correctable.
Expert Buttock Augmentation Surgeon
Dr. Ghavami teaches and lectures on his buttock augmentation technique. It is very important to handle and treat the fat in a certain way before it is injected to allow most of it to survive long-term. Fat transfer to the buttocks is a very rewarding procedure and can be combined withtummy tucks and liposuction to further enhance shape. Many times, Dr. Ghavami will combine fat transfer with a “mommy makeover.”
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Dr. Ghavami has written a chapter for an upcoming Aesthetic Surgery textbook on the technique he uses for fat transfer to the buttocks. In addition, he has been invited to lecture on how he has simplified this procedure at an upcoming International Plastic Surgery Conference.
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Who is a candidate for buttock augmentation?
Buttock augmentation can enhance the natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape and fullness of their buttocks. It can also add volume and roundness to a flat or small butt for patients seeking a more balanced body profile. Even thinner patients who have some fat deposits in the hips, love handles (flanks), or elsewhere can be candidates. Many of the before after photos ready for viewing in the Beverly Hillsoffice show patients who you may not think have enough fat to transfer. However, Dr. Ghavami’s knowledge and experience with this anatomical region allows the ability to find enough fat in most circumstances to make a difference.
Butt Implants vs. Fat Transfer
The preferred method for performing buttock augmentation is fat transfer, the use of the patient’s own body fat to reshape the butt. Fat injection achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection, and also contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect. The lower back and hips can be sculpted to enhance and further exaggerate buttock fullness when required. However, implants may be recommended for patients who have very little body fat to harvest, such as body-builders and naturally thin patients. Dr. Ghavami is awaiting construction of an ideal implant. As of yet, he prefers to use your own fat for the most natural results possible.
Buttock Augmentation with Fat Transfer (“Brazilian Butt Lift”)
Buttock augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift” in honor of the country in which it was developed, involves two steps. First, the patient’s own fat is collected through liposuction. The most popular areas for liposuction before buttock augmentation are the lower back, waist, flanks (love handles), thighs and stomach. This not only provides the proper amount of fat cells for buttock enhancement, it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic result. Liposuctioning the small of the back creates a beautiful curve that makes the lower back curve in while the buttock projects out. The combination is dramatic and very flattering. The liposuctioned fat is then purified in a special process so that the best quality fat is ready to be reintroduced back to the body.
In the second step, the donor fat is added to the buttocks with hundreds of tiny injections at different depths to ensure an even, attractive augmentation. This method of fat injection lends a shapely contour to the buttocks that lasts a long time. Special attention is given to each person’s body shape so the entire rear looks youthfully and naturally lifted. Each patient’s results will be customized to what would look best for each body frame. The fat is injected in multiple layers (muscle, right under the skin, and deep between the skin and muscle) for the smoothest results.
Buttock Augmentation with Silicone Implants
Buttock implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to best fit each patient’s body type and desired goal. They are made of soft silicone, which provides a firm, yet smooth and natural feel. They are placed away from important nerves as well as the bony area on which you sit. The upper and outer regions of the butt becomerounder and firmer once the implants are in place. The procedure takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made inconspicuously in the depression between the buttocks.
After buttock augmentation with fat transfer, patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks to maximize results. During this time, compression garments may be worn to reduce swelling. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Dr. Ghavami will show you exactly what technique to use to massage your buttocks. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation and are able to resume all normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.
As with any surgery, there are risks to buttock augmentation with fat transfer or silicone implants. These include infection, bleeding, and damage to nerves or muscles. Occasionally, a repeat operation is necessary to achieve the desired results or if even more fullness is needed. This is more likely if the patient has gained weight in the surrounding areas, which may make your buttocks appear smaller than it really is.
When performed by an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Ghavami, using the proper techniques, buttock augmentation is a highly satisfying and permanent procedure that enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a younger, firmer, curvier, and fuller look. If you are healthy, don’t smoke, and follow your customized post-operative instruction, approximately 50 to 75% of the fat transferred should survive long-term!
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2nd stage butt lift. First tummy tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift, (S Curve®) and 6 months later more fat added in a mini Brazilian Butt Lift. Results shown after both procedures complete and healed. Please note new tattoos. Common with increased confidence etc.