Buttock Augmentation

Butt Augmentation Tampa, FL

What Is Buttock Augmentation?

Buttock augmentation can be achieved through surgical and non-surgical procedures to add shape, size, and fullness to your buttocks that can’t be achieved through exercise, diet, or other methods. Arviv Plastic Surgery offers several options for butt augmentation in Tampa, FL to accomplish this.

Butt Implants

Butt implants are also known as silicone gluteal implants. Tampa butt implants are an effective way to add volume that can’t be achieved by injections or fat grafting alone.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift is also called a BBL; a plastic surgeon performs a cosmetic procedure using the patient’s body fat to add fullness to the buttocks. Because the fat must be taken from other areas of the body by liposuction before being processed for reuse, you can slim down and reshape areas like the abdomen, flanks, and waist while enhancing your rearview.  A Tampa Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), or fat grafting, is a popular cosmetic procedure regardless of gender identification. Fat grafting overcomes the effects of age and weight loss that can cause sagging.

Hydrogel Injections

Hydrogel Injections are a non-surgical technique that uses FDA-approved dermal fillers to round out the buttocks’ shape without invasive procedures.

How Can Hydrogel Injections Improve My Rear View?

Arviv Plastic Surgery offers hydrogel injections in Tampa as a less invasive alternative to other buttock enhancement options. Using an FDA approved dermal filler, the surgeon can reshape your posterior view to give it a more youthful, rounded look. When injected, Sculptra stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. The result is that the supporting tissue tightens up with the added collagen surrounding the filler to give your butt a perkier look in only a short procedure in the surgeon’s office.

Though there is a small risk of scarring, hydrogel injections are considered safe with a low risk of complications. It is ideal for those who see a decreased lift or loss of shape from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. The only downside to the procedure is that it is relatively expensive and non-permanent. That means to keep the silhouette; you must repeat the procedure approximately every two years.

What is Involved in Butt Implant Surgery?

Some patients who may have otherwise chosen the BBL for their buttock augmentation don’t have enough body fat to harvest for the procedure. If you desire a more pronounced and permanent silhouette, a butt implant procedure in Tampa may be the option for you. Like breast implants, butt implants require surgery. It is a multi-hour procedure in which the surgeon makes a vertical incision so that they can slide the implants into position in each buttock.

The techniques may vary by surgeon. Some plastic surgeons place the implants over the muscle, but that method has proven to have less than ideal results. The implants tend to sag over time and lack a natural look. Intramuscular implants are placed underneath the gluteal muscle. This technique produces a more natural-looking curve that doesn’t induce drooping.

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that in 2018, over 24,000 buttock augmentation surgeries using fat grafting were performed. That represents an almost 20% increase over the previous year. It is an outpatient procedure, although it does require anesthesia. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery outlines three parts of the procedure:

  • The fat is removed from other areas of the body with liposuction.
  • The fat for grafting is purified.
  • The surgeon injects the purified fat into the buttocks and creates the desired shape.

After the procedure, the patient will be wrapped in a compression garment to reduce swelling. Recovery time is approximately two to three weeks. Your movements will be limited, and sitting may be difficult. After the swelling subsides, you should be able to see your new contours.

Who Is the Best Candidate for Buttock Augmentation?

Patients who are good candidates for butt augmentation surgery in Tampa are non-smokers, in good physical and emotional health, who desire a more sculpted butt. They have localized fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and a healthy diet. Best results are realized when the patient is at a normal weight with firm, elastic skin. Patient satisfaction depends upon realistic expectations.

What Happens During a Consultation?

Your initial consultation allows you to visit our offices to meet the surgeon and staff. We will start by collecting your medical history and current medications. This is the time where you can discuss your goals with your surgeon. The consultation includes an assessment of your mental and emotional health, as well as your skin quality.

You will be photographed for your medical records, as well as for comparison to your results after healing from the procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the best options to achieve your desired results based on the information gathered. Depending on your objectives, your surgeon may recommend surgical, non-surgical, or a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques. Once you have decided you are ready to proceed, you can schedule your surgery.

Butt Augmentation & Buttock Implants in Tampa, FL

Arviv Plastic Surgery is the premier provider of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in Tampa, Florida. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and skilled staff are highly experienced in a number of procedures, including buttock augmentation. For questions or to schedule your appointment, please contact our office today.

Butt Augmentation & BBL FAQ's

Research shows that dissatisfaction with how you look affects your self-esteem. Obtaining more feminine and beautiful silhouettes is something many women desire because it creates a more balanced and curvaceous aesthetic.

A BBL will surgically enrich your body’s contours and shapes. Besides, giving your body a fuller shape or grafting tissues in a butt augmentation might be essential to accentuating your ‘hidden’ curves.

If you are in sound health and a candidate for butt augmentation, you probably have questions about what to expect from the procedure. More so about its risks, benefits, and impact on your day-to-day life. We know that you may have some questions, so we put together a list of frequently asked questions to prepare you better before adding some volume and finesse to your butt.

Who Isn't a Good Candidate for Butt Augmentation?

Persons without soft tissues in the gluteal region, individuals with medical disorders that hinder recovery or increase the risk of surgery, and smokers are not excellent candidates for butt augmentation. It is always a good idea to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for butt augmentation.

How Do I Prepare for Butt Augmentation Surgery?

Giving up smoking is one of the biggest preparation steps required to prepare for surgery. You may also be required to take certain medications to help your body adjust to the upcoming procedure. In addition, the surgeon will instruct you to avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications. Anti-inflammatory medications can thin your blood, increasing your bleeding risk.

What Happens Before Butt Augmentation Surgery?

The first step before your butt augmentation surgery is meeting with the anesthesiologist, who will administer sedative medication to the patient to put them to sleep. They may also administer anti-nausea medication after surgery if you get nauseous.

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is a three-step process that involves extracting fat, processing the fat and then reinjecting the fat into a different part of your body.

Step 1: In the first step, the fat is removed from a donor site using suction devices. Liposuction can be performed manually for this process, or laser energy can be used. Manual liposuction requires thin tubes with tiny holes through which the suction is applied. After removing the targeted amount of fat, the surgeon closes the incisions and the patient’s body heals itself.

Step 2: The fat is then washed with a sterile saline solution to remove any remaining blood and debris. Then the fat is separated into two parts; one part is used for transplanting and the other part is discarded.

Step 3: In the final step of the procedure, the fat is reinserted into the body through tiny incisions made in the skin. This ensures that the fat grafts receive adequate blood flow and nutrition.

How long does fat grafting last?

You can expect to see visible changes within three weeks after surgery. Once the fat transfer procedure is complete, you should begin to notice an improvement in your skin tone and texture. Within two to four weeks, you may start to experience a reduction in swelling and bruising around the treated areas. By eight weeks post-surgery, you should begin to feel much better about yourself. At this stage, you should no longer experience any pain or discomfort associated with the treatment.

How much does buttock enhancement cost?

According to the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of buttock augmentation with fat grafting is $4,807, the average cost of butt implants is $5,278 and the average cost of a buttock lift is $5,482. Anesthesia, operating room equipment, and other related costs are not included in this average cost, which represents only a portion of the whole cost. For information on your final cost, please contact the office of your plastic surgeon.

What Happens After Butt Augmentation Surgery?

You will be unable to return to work for at least two weeks following a butt augmentation or BBL. Patients undergoing a but lift surgery should avoid sitting or sleeping on their bottom for around six weeks, depending on the surgery’s degree and their advice.

Butt lift patients often experience wound healing complete at around six weeks; however, scarring may persist for up to a year after surgery. Wear your compression garments as prescribed for as long as possible, and you should be able to resume normal activities in approximately three weeks.

What Are the Benefits of Butt Augmentation?

The procedure enhances the proportions of your body, which is the most sought-after benefit of the Brazilian butt lift. Consequently, it reduces the fat pockets in the other body parts where the surgeon removed the fat for the procedure. As a result, the butt feels firmer and fuller, which means that any visible cellulite will have been reduced. Most importantly, it boosts your level of self-esteem and confidence.

What Are the Complications or Risks of Butt Augmentation?

  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fat embolism
  • Necrosis of fat
  • Sensation loss
  • Complications associated with liposuction or anesthesia

Buttock augmentation has a reported mortality rate of 1 in 20,117. Most deaths are caused by pulmonary embolisms, which occur when fat is injected deep into the body and enters the circulatory system.

You want someone who understands the body and the procedure because this is how complications are avoided.

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