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Buttock Fat Injections (Butt Injections)

Technical name: Buttock Implants (Gluteal Augmentation or Gluteoplasty)
Body Parts: Buttocks
Recommended Age: After adolescence
Anesthesia: Epidural
Surgery time: On average, 1-2 hours
Clinic stay: 48 hours
Scar: Almost imperceptible because the scar is located between the buttocks.


About Buttock Fat Injections (butt injections)

Buttock fat injections (butt injections) is a Buttock Augmentation procedure which is less invasive than the Buttock Implants. This procedure consists on a liposuction that removes fat from at least two areas of your body, combined with fat injecting in the buttocks.

The advantage of the buttock fat injections (butt injections) is the fact that results look more natural. In addition, the surgery is faster, less scarring and also post-operative is less complicated and shorter.

Another advantage is the fact of also undergoing a liposuction. If the patient also has fat around the bellies, for example, this procedure may solve two problems at once.

The buttock fat injections (butt injections) can be placed wherever it is needed, even out smaller areas. This is an advantage, because the buttock implant can only placed in the upper part of the buttocks. Usually, liposuctioned areas are around the back – the buttocks, the stomach and the thighs.


Who is a candidate for Buttock Fat Injections?

The buttock fat injections (butt injections) procedure increases size and shape of the buttock. It can be done in both men and women and is recommended for people who are unsatisfied with their buttock area and would like to improve it.

When exercising and diet doesn’t provide results desired, it might be achieved through surgery. Also, people might be motivated by loss of buttock shape due to weight loss, aging or hormonal changes.

Some people are not happy with their original buttock, which may vary due to ethnic origin. In these cases, buttock fat injections (butt injections) are an option, providing to the patient a more attractive buttock, as a personal opinion.

Prior to the buttock fat injections (butt injections) procedure, it is important to be healthy and avoid taking medications that could increase bleeding, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements. Also, the patient should not have medical conditions that could interfere in the surgery or healing process, preferably be a non-smoker and have realistic expectations about the procedure.


What to expect from Buttock Fat Injections(butt injections)?

The results of the buttock fat injections (butt injections) can be seen after swelling and fluid retention improvement. After that, your buttocks will show an increased volume and look much rounder. Your self-esteem will increase and you will feel satisfied with your new look.


Anesthesia for Buttock Fat Injections (butt injections)

For the buttock fat injections (butt injections), it can be chosen between epidural and general anesthesia. In case of general anesthesia, you will sleep through the entire operation.

If the option is epidural anesthesia, anesthetic medication will be injected in your epidural space, and the spinal nerves will be numbed. The best anesthesia method depends on your individual case and what your doctor is recommending. You will decide with him what is better for you.


What to expect from Buttock Fat Injections (butt injections)?

The results of the buttock fat injections (butt injections) can be seen after swelling and fluid retention improvement. After that, your buttocks will show an increased volume and look much rounder. Your self-esteem will increase and you will feel satisfied with your new look.


Recovery from Buttock Fat Injections (butt injections)

Right after the buttock fat injections (butt injections), a compression garment will be applied, protecting the area and also helping to control bruising and swelling. The garment is really useful to ensure the new contours.

Some discomfort is expected in the first days, and can be relieved through medication. After swelling improvement, a reduction of about 30% of gluteal volume is expected. On average, final results can be seen between 2 to 6 months following surgery.

The compression garment is removed about 2 weeks after the buttock fat injections (butt injections). During this time, the patient should not sit directly on the buttocks. The patient usually can go back to work about 2 weeks following the procedure, but should avoid sitting down for too long.

Additional treatments like massage and ultrasound are usually recommended in order to achieve better results and help on healing process. After 3 to 4 weeks, the patient can already resume all activities.


What else you should know about Buttock Fat Injections (butt injections)

Just like any surgery procedure, there are some risks. It is important to ask your plastic surgeon everything you would like to know and share with him all your feelings and fears.

In some cases, another surgery might be necessary, in order to achieve better results. In about 30% of buttock fat injections (butt injections) patients, part of fat injected is reabsorbed by the body. In these situations, a second fat injection procedure is needed.

Through buttock fat injections, you cannot achieve the same volume as with the buttock implants.

In case the patient has not enough fat to be liposuctioned, a buttock augmentation with buttock implants should be considered.

Remember that, for the buttock fat injections (butt injections) to have long lasting results, it is important to maintain your weight and keep a healthy lifestyle.

It is also extremely important to follow your physician’s instructions after the buttock fat injections (butt injections), ensuring best results. The incisions should not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during the healing process.


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