Buttock Lift Houston
A Buttock Lift is almost always performed with a Body Lift or Lateral Thigh Lift. This is done when there is an over abundance of skin from weight loss and/or aging. The skin usually hangs on the lateral thighs and buttock. Removing this skin through an incision around the hip and above the buttock can vastly improve body shape and form. If needed, a portion of this excess skin and fat can be left to provide an auto-augmentation to increase buttock volume while still lifting and removing excess skin and fat.
THE PROCEDURE – Butt Lift Houston
A Buttock Lift is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked before surgery and given the change to ask any questions. The length of the procedure varies and depends on the other procedures performed in conjunction with the Buttock Lift.
In combination with a Body Lift or Lateral Thigh Lift, the incision is made at the top of the hipbone extending down and toward the middle of the back, meeting the other side’s incision, just above the buttock crease. The skin and fat will be elevated and separated from the underlying muscle, freeing the excess skin and fat so that it may be removed.
If an automatic augmentation is performed as part of a Body Lift or Buttock Lift, the appropriate skin and fat to be used is designated and the blood supply preserved. The surface skin is removed. The skin and fat below this are elevated and separated and pulled over the top of the tissue for augmentation. Using your own tissue as volume and removing excess redundant skin can obtain dramatic aesthetically pleasing results.
An emerging aesthetic trend in body contouring is a fuller, more shapely buttock. This is not only an attractive feature but allows for better fitting clothes and a bolstered self-esteem. Buttock improvement may be sought for loose, sagging skin from gain or large weight loss, or just to make a larger, more shapely buttock.
If little or no excess skin is present but you feel your buttock is flat, saggy or disproportionate to your body shape, you may be well served by a Buttock Augmentation. A buttock can be augmented in two ways: using an implant and injecting your own fat in the area. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will discuss these options with you and so that you and Dr. Layton can choose the procedure that is most appropriate to achieve your desired results.
Buttock Augmentation using an Implant
Buttock Augmentation using an Implant is similar to placing breast implants in that a prosthetic device is placed that enhances the buttock. In the United States, the only available implant is silicone. During your consultation, you will be measured for the implant most appropriate for you body.
THE PROCEDURE – Buttock Augmentation using an Implant
A Buttock Augmentation using an Implant is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked before surgery and given a chance to ask any questions. The procedure takes between one and two hours.
An incision is made in the buttock crease between the two cheeks. A pocket for the implant is developed in the superficial muscle layers of each check of the buttock. The implants are placed in the pockets and the skin is closed. Drains may or may not be placed. Follow-up appointments are two weeks, six weeks and three months post-surgery. There may be an additional appointment for drain removal if a drain is placed.
Buttock Augmentation using Fat Injections
A promising and evolving area of plastic surgery is fat injections. It has been successfully used as facial filler, to correct contour irregularities and for buttock augmentation. Using fat injections for buttock augmentation is advertised as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” Fat is removed through very small incisions elsewhere in the body. This can even be in the surrounding areas such as the hips, flanks, thighs and back. Not only do we get the fat we need, but are also able to shape and contour the area surrounding the buttock, which dramatically improves the buttock augmentation and highlights the newly shaped buttock.
THE PROCEDURE – Buttock Augmentation
A Buttock Augmentation using Fat is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked before surgery and given a chance to ask any questions. The procedure takes between one and two hours.
Very small incisions are made in the areas where fat will be removed from the body. A thin hollow tube, or cannula, is used to harvest the fat. The fat is then allowed to settle and separate. The fat cells are then transferred into a syringe with the injection cannula attached to it. Through small stab incisions, the fat is then re-injected into the buttock in an artistic, precise manner to form a more attractive, youthful buttock. You will have bandages or garment placed around the buttock to help stabilize the fat. Follow-up appointments are two weeks, six weeks and three months post-surgery.