For many women and men, the size, shape, and framing of their hips and buttocks is an important part of their appearance and strive to conform the so called "aesthetic standards" which in turn varies with time, culture and fashion. Lipomodelling (also known as fat transfer or grafting) is a relatively new technique that is used more and more to enhance the body shape. I use technique, also called Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), to remove fat tissue from donor areas of your body (such as the abdomen, flanks or thighs) and injecting it into specific areas of the buttocks and/or hips to enhance the shape or volume.
Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure where the body fat is used to augment the butt to achieve a prominent, perky and more attractive buttocks that better fits the body figure.
BBL is a type of body lipomodelling. It's an excellent way to use your body’s own fat to enhance volume.
However, you must have enough fat in the donor sites (abdomen, flanks, and thighs) to achieve the desired effect.
If you are concerned about the shape of your buttock and and considering lipomodelling surgery book a consultation to have an expert and honest opinion.
I will take a detailed history to explore your concerns and requirements.
I will examine you you for asymmetries and abnormalities and take some measurements. I will examine the donor sites you want me to take the fat from, and estimate the amount of available fat.
I will then discuss the suitability of surgery with you, as well as the required number of stages, the expected outcome, and any alternative options.
If you are a good candidate for surgery, I will explain the procedure in detail, the recovery process, and any possible risks or complications.
The procedure will be a day case surgery, meaning you’ll be able to return home the same day. I will see you before surgery to draw some markings on your skin. Then, the anaesthetist will see you to begin the anaesthesia.
During the surgery, you will be given a dose of antibiotic to reduce the risk of infection. I will infiltrate the areas of liposuction with with plenty of local anaesthetic to numb the skin and deep tissue. When you wake up after surgery, you may feel some tightness. You are not expected to feel any significant pain thanks to the local anaesthetic. You will be given strong painkillers to take home, which should control all pain and discomfort.
You will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days. The pain will be controlled by taking the painkillers on a regular basis. It typically takes one week to return to day-to-day activities. It may take up to four weeks to return to full physical activities.
You should wear a well-fitted compression garment and avoid direct pressure to the grafted areas for three weeks. You should strictly avoid smoking and smoking environments for 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery.
I will see you one week after surgery to check the condition of the wounds, 6-8 weeks later to assess the condition of the scars., and after 6 months to check the shape of the breasts.
That would depend on your aims and expectations, and on the condition treated which are better measured during the consultation.
For example, buttocks enlargement with silicone implants might be the alternative to fat grafting when you do not have enough fat in the donor sites to achieve your desired outcome.