Buttock or Gluteal Augmentation (sometimes referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift) is performed for patients who want fuller, more defined buttocks. With this procedure, patients can create more rounded buttocks with an improved aesthetic and minimal scarring. Buttock Augmentation is performed by injecting your body’s own fat from the abdomen or thighs into the buttocks to give more volume and definition. The fat grafting procedure involves harvesting of fat via liposuction from an area in your body where there is an excess. The fat is then processed and injected into your buttocks. Since some of the fat will resorb with time, a little more fat is injected into the buttocks at the time of surgery to compensate for this anticipated volume loss. The procedure not only creates a better buttocks, but the liposuction of fat from somewhere else in your body can give you leaner thighs or a flatter abdomen. The procedure involves extremely small access incisions (< 1 cm) and often requires a second stage to full create the enhancement you desire.
At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Therefore, our doctors evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for all of their patients to meet their expectations. Our plastic surgeons in Jacksonville use the latest techniques to create a natural, younger-appearing you.
Preparing for Your Buttocks / Gluteal Augmentation
Who is a candidate for buttocks / gluteal augmentation surgery?
Women and men who desire fuller more defined buttocks with a natural round shape are candidates for buttocks / gluteal augmentation.
How do I prepare for my buttocks / gluteal augmentation surgery?
We ask patients to stop taking medications that may increase bleeding including aspirin, Plavix, NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, etc), and herbal supplements like vitamin E. Patients should be in good health and ensure they have their blood pressure controlled.
Recovering After Your Buttocks / Gluteal Augmentation
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Patients are asked to wear compression garments over the area where fat was harvested in the weeks following surgery, can resume normal activities within days, and moderate exercise within 3 weeks. Any bruising normally resolves in 2-3 weeks. You will be asked to limit direct pressure on the buttocks for at least 2 weeks.
Financing for Your Cosmetic Surgery
Our plastic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable plastic surgery financing options for our patients. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
If you want fuller buttocks that are more defined, a buttock augmentation procedure may be perfect for you. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, please contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our doctors.