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Buttock augmentation, or gluteal augmentation, is used to improve the contour, size, shape, and contour of the buttocks. This is done through the use of buttock implants, fat grafting, or sometimes a combination of the two. Buttock augmentation through the use of fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from one or more areas of the body into the tissues of the buttocks. This technique is sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Candidates for buttocks augmentation are those requiring an enhancement in the size and shape of the buttocks and do not have any medical conditions that would prohibit the anesthesia required for a successful operation. During the initial consultation, an assessment of the contour of your buttocks and adjacent body areas will be made in addition to a review of your overall medical health. If you are a candidate for buttock augmentation, the next decision will be made between you and Dr. Hardy regarding the use of an implant or the transfer of fat.
For Buttock Augmentation with an implant, a specially designed implant made for this operation is placed in a position over the gluteus maximus muscle that gives an optimal shape to the buttocks. The position of the implant is a modern approach that places the implant below the connective tissue covering of the gluteus maximus muscle and above the muscle itself. A specially designed pain catheter is placed in order to dramatically minimize any discomfort and make the recovery period easily managed with medicines by mouth.
For Buttock Augmentation with fat transfer a.k.a. “Brazilian Butt Lift”, fat from other parts of the body is used to enhance the buttocks region. The fat is “harvested” from one part with the use of a special suction device and is then placed in areas that require more volume. The Brazilian butt lift requires a significant amount of specialized expertise to shape the butt with fat cells that will live when being moved to their new location, the ability to perform expert liposuction in the areas where fat is removed along with the artistic and cultural knowledge to perform the procedure specific to the woman’s needs. The main potential complication from buttock implant placement is infection. With proper compliance with postoperative instructions, the incidence of the potential problem is approximately 1%. The main potential problem with fat transfer is significant resorption of fat which can occur in approximately 30-40% of cases. One can not predict preoperatively which patients are likely to have this issue. Dr. Hardy’s meticulous surgical technique and attention to detail help to maximize your surgical results making your surgery, pre,-operative and post-operative a comfortable and successful experience for patients.
“Essential to a beautiful butt is the shape of the small of the back and waist in addition to the added volume to the butt. I have patients that want a voluptuous and ethnic butt and those that want to look hot in yoga pants with a round perky, “bubble” or “beach” butt and minimal hips. The key is understanding what the individual wants and having the ability to deliver on those expectations.” – Dr. James Hardy
The overall cost of Buttocks Enhancement is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.
If you’re unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks and are interested in learning more about the buttocks enhancement procedure in Jacksonville, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Hardy. As a highly-skilled plastic surgeon with many years of experience helping patients achieve the best versions of themselves, Dr. Hardy will surely help guide you on the path to the aesthetically pleasing buttocks you’ve always wanted.
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