Is lipo of buttocks an option?
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Liposuction of Buttocks
Is lipo of buttocks an option?
This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…
Is Lipo of Buttocks an option ?
The most important thing is to avoid doing to much lipo for not causing flaccidity of the buttocks.
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While liposuction can remove fat from most areas without skin drooping (and with certain liposuction treatments, eg laser-assisted liposuction, the skin can be tightened to a certain degree) removing fat from the buttock itself results in drooping of the skin and buttock overall. It still is possible to perform small amounts of liposuction from this area, as I have done, but it must be performed judiciously in order to prevent drooping (ptosis).
It is possible but rarely asked for
Lipo of the buttocks can lead to a poor aesthetic outcome. It can look lumpy and unnatural. It is also a functional area. You sit on it, so it may not be great idea.
This is a situation that needs to be addressed with a in-person consultation.
Find a plastic surgeon who can do liposuction and open surgery. Contact their office and ask if they consider buttocks liposuction.
Emailing pictures before your consult may save some time. A surgeon may be able to say yes, no or maybe based on pictures only. A full consult is mandatory before committing to surgery.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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