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 buttock augmentation in Tampa to accomplish this.
Hydrogel Injections are a non-surgical technique that uses FDA approved dermal fillers to round out the buttocks’ shape without invasive procedures.
Butt implants also known as silicone gluteal 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 rear view. The 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Patients who are good candidates for buttock augmentation 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.
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.
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.