In many cultures the shape and size of the buttocks plays an important part in what is considered a beautiful body shape. We know this for South America, but also for the Middle East.
For those cases with no skin laxity and merely a lack of volume, lipofilling with bodies own fat can be the best solution. This procedure is referred to as Brazilian buttock lift. In order to be a good candidate for this procedure the patient needs to have sufficient amount of excess fat in other parts of the body like abdomen, hips, love handles or thighs. In average 300 to 500 ml of fat is needed for each side to achieve a desirable improvement. The injected fat will settle into the tissue and a large portion of it will stay alive resulting in a permanent enlargement.
In some cases, a touch up procedure 3 to 6 month after the first one is necessary to achieve a favorable result.
In those cases, with saggy buttocks or redundant skin a surgical buttock lift as performed in body lift procedures can be necessary. Additional lipofilling is possible.
For patients with no excess fat or desire for very large buttock enlargements implants can be used. They are placed into the gluteal muscle and once healed in can stay for many years. Worldwide the trend is away from buttock implants more to lipofilling and lifts. The reason for this are potential complications with the implants like capsular contraction, displacement, infection or pain which may occur even years after the surgery.
The procedure of buttock lift or lipofilling is performed at one of our partner hospitals in general anesthesia and one overnight stay. Healing time is between 7 to 14 days. Patients can resume work within this time frame.