Buttock augmentation, or gluteal augmentation surgery, is designed increase the fullness, roundness and projection of the buttocks. It helps to improve the balance of your overall figure, while giving you renewed self-confidence and an
When the buttock augmentation is done using fat transfer from other parts of the body, it’s often referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift. The buttock augmentation procedure includes implants, fat grafting or a combination of both to enhance the size of the buttocks.
Are you a candidate for buttock augmentation?
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for the buttock augmentation procedure. They include:
- You feel your buttocks are too small for your body
- You’re unhappy with the shape, protrusion or roundness of your buttocks
- You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
- Your buttocks are not symmetrical
- You have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
- You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Step 1 – Anesthesia
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
Step 2 – The incision
Fat will be taken from the donor site (abdomen, love handles, back) using liposuction. A small incision is made and Dr. Jimerson will use a cannula to extract the fat. The fat is then processed, and prepared for grafting.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
You will have several different injection sites on your buttocks to transfer the fat back into your body. After the fat is grafted to the new area, a compression garment will be placed on you. Bandages will be placed on the donor sites where incisions were made.
He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
Avoid taking medications that can increase bleeding, like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and various herbal supplements;
If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Different buttock augmentation procedures have different recovery instructions.
For a buttock augmentation with implants, you’ll need to wear a specific support garment for up to 3 weeks following the surgery. This gives support as well as allows the skin to drape properly following surgery.
For a buttock augmentation with fat grafting, you’ll have to avoid any prolonged sitting for two weeks or longer. This is very important! Sitting can damage the fat, and ruin the procedure. You’ll also have to sleep face down or on your side.
In addition, you’ll need to wear garments that provide support and compress the areas that were treated with liposuction. Often drains are placed in the incisions to help remove the excess fluids or blood. Dr. Jimerson will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable after the procedure. He will also discuss when you can resume normal activities and exercise.
While recovery periods will vary, most patients can resume exercise and regular activities in six to eight weeks.
If you had a buttock augmentation using fat transfer, please note that it might take up to a full year to see the final results. Also, your body will absorb some of the fat transferred, so the initial shape may change a bit.
Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.
The costs involved in this procedure include facility fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks of the implant procedure may include:
- Poor wound healing
- Damage to underlying nerves
- Implant rupture or migration
- Sciatic nerve pressure
- Incision opening with implant exposure, requiring implant removal
- Numbness or skin sensation changes
- Persistent pain
- Possible need to revise the surgery
- Problems with sutures that may require removal
In addition, there are specific problems related to augmentation by fat transfer. These may include:
- Fat embolism
- Fluid shifting or lidocaine toxicity
- Liposuction complications
- Stretch marks or cellulite
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
Here are some questions to consider:
What surgical technique is recommended?
How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
What risks are associated with my surgery?
What type of complications can happen?
When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.