I had a tummy tuck five years ago but gained 20 pounds since then. I am 5'3" and weigh 150. I would say that I do have a good deal of visceral fat.
Flat, Square Buttocks. How Much Fat Would Be Needed for an Augmentation?
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Brazilian butt lift surgery after a tummy tuck
The Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective technique that can improve the contour of your bottom and create a beautiful result. It is a combination of procedures that consists of aggressive liposuction of the abdomen hips and waist and lower back, separation and processing of the fat that has been collected, and strategic grafting to the gluteal area.
In our practice, we have performed the Brazilian butt lift surgery in a variety of patients including those who have previously had a tummy tuck. The main issue in this patient set is whether the patient has enough fat and tissue to create the result you're looking for. Keep in mind that your Brazilian butt lift will be more complicated than a person who has not had a tummy tuck which makes it essential that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon that has a great deal of experience in fat grafting and body contouring surgery. In our practice, we emphasize the patient that it is not so much the quantity of fat and tissue as the quality. Your plastic surgeon should carefully evaluate your abdominal wall, hips, lower back, and size to determine if you are able to achieve your goals through fat grafting alone and the contribution of lipo contouring in achieving the result.
Gluteal contouring with fat transfer
If you have a flat,square buttock area you would benefit from gluteal reshaping with liposuction and fat transfer (Brazilian buttock lift). Based on your height and weight you should have enough fat to donate to your gluteal area. Visceral fat is not available fat; what you need is subcutaneous fat which is the fat directly under your skin. I would estimate that you may need anywhere from 400-700cc per side to have a significant result.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in this procedure to determine if you are a good candidte.
Brazillian butt lift
Unfortunately, without photos, it is difficult to say what is the best option for you. The square buttocks can be improved with strategic lipo suctioning, without fat grafting. If you have enough fat, then it can greatly enhance the appearance.
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Buttock augmentation with fat grafts
Visceral fat refers to organ fat and is not generally available for fat grafting. We tend to prefer subcutaneous fat. AT your height and weight, it sounds as if you should have suffcient donor tissue to provide an significant buttock augmentation.
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