Is it possible to get a butt like this? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question and photograph.
These women achieve this look with either silicone injections, fat grafting, buttock implants or the combinations of these. I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine whether you are a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift (fat grafting) or buttocks implants and bring your cosmetic goal pictures with you to see if they are achievable. I definitely do not recommend trying to have silicone injections done as they are a risk to your health and usually end up with complications. Best of luck in your endeavors.
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Thank you for asking about your buttock augmentation.
- The look in the photo is most from a silicone filler worn under the clothes.
- Buttock implants with fat and with silicone implants will enlarge the buttocks but unless they are large to start with, this kind of enlargement is not easy to achieve.
- To find out what approach is best for you, see a plastic surgeon in person for an evaluation.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Is it possible to get a butt like this? (Photo)
Please put your front, side pictures. These pictures are easier to see if they are taking by someone else not close to the camera of the area you are interested only to give you a better answer. To see if you are a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has done a ton of Brazilian Butt Lifts and has privileges to do this surgery at a local university hospital. This says his credentials have been checked out by fellow Drs. All surgeries carry risk, talk to your plastic surgeon and choose one wisely. Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. I, like many surgeons, also offer free consultations so that you can be examined and given the most accurate quote.
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You would have to be evaluated in person to see if you are a candidate and if you have enough donor fat for a BBL.
Buttock augmentation options
In short, a combination of sculpting your waistline with liposuction and augmenting your buttock with implants provides the best chance for a long lasting "hour-glass" figure. Please read on for more surgical details:
Regarding buttock/hip augmentation surgery, let me start off by saying that I currently see at least 2 - 3 patients, domestic and international, per week that failed "brazilian buttock lift" (i.e. the fat melted away after 10 - 12+ months) and are now seeking a more reliable and permanent option (i.e. buttock and/or hip implants).
Allow me to share with you some information that you may not hear elsewhere. There are only two proven safe and relatively effective methods for Buttock Augmentation and Hip Augmentation: 1) Autologous Fat Transfer (using your own fat, transferring from one area of the body to the other) and 2) Buttock/Hip Implants (semi-solid silicone rubber implants that cannot rupture &/or leak). Both are options but what it comes down to, like any surgery, is proper patient selection and long-term results.
Indeed because at least 80+ % of the fat transferred will melt away within a year, most patients are not good candidates because they lack an adequate amount of fat to harvest. Another tip is that if you purposely gain weight (i.e. fat) for the procedure, the fat you lose first as you get back to your baseline weight is that very same fat that was transferred into your buttock...so don't fall victim to this recommendation. Even those patients that had adequate amounts of fat pre-operatively, still end up seeking buttock implants after a year or so because most of the fat transferred melted away leaving them with minimal result.
Although overall using your own fat is relatively safe, it not infrequently melts away unevenly leaving one butt cheek bigger than the other or with dimpling or hard fat cysts. The one serious complication that can rarely (< 1%) happen is "fat embolism" in which some of the fat gets into the blood stream and travels up into the lungs, heart, and/or brain causing serious problems. This complication is more likely to happen with the larger amount of fat being transferred. This is even more likely to happen when using fillers like liquid silicone, PMMA, Sculptra, and hyaluronic acids. Also fillers, when injected in large quantities, have a relatively high infection rate, guaranteed tendency to migrate away from the original area they were injected, and almost always stimulate a lot of inflammation with a subsequent and disastrous amount of scar tissue/hardening.
Thus buttock/hip implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock/hip augmentation (at least in my practice). To avoid high risk of healing problems with the central single incision, I prefer to insert the buttock implants through a 1 1/2 inch long incision along the inner curve of each upper buttock cheek at the level of the tailbone, similar to two opposing parentheses ")(" (concealed within the crevice between the buttock cheeks) and the hip implants through a ~ 1 inch incision just below the beltline above the hip region. The buttock implant should always be placed under or within (muscle thickness permitting) the gluteus maximus muscle. In this position, the implant is much less palpable & visible (ie feeling and looking like an Olympic sprinter's butt), and does not sag or shift/migrate over time unlike implants placed on top of the muscle or "subfascial". On the other hand, hip implants are placed under just the fascia because no significant muscle exists in this region. However, because they are much smaller and lighter, their likelihood of migration is relatively low. Because all of this, it is extremely important to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure so that the implant placement is precise for both locations. And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the infection rate is minimized to
This can be done with butt implants and fat grafting, also known as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). A consultation from a plastic surgeon that specializes in BBL would be a good next step.
women seek me out far and wide to get these types of results. Usually its a process and cannot be achieved in one operation. This depends on the size of the patient and the size of the implant we can fit into the patients body. I can achieve this type of results by combining the buttock implant and fat transfer procedures but usually not at the same time. Many women want a tiny waist and large hips. This will require extensive suctioning of the abdomen, flanks and back with a fat transfer to the hips and buttock. I like to do these procedures separately. Be sure to choose a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in buttock implants and has an extensive photo gallery.
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