Fat transfer buttock augmentation is a relatively less invasive plastic surgery procedure as compared to implant surgery. The surgeon must adopt an appropriate technique to obtain the purest and most viable fat from donor sites for successful reinjection into the buttocks. This will ensure more sustainable results in the long run.
The procedure involves three key stages, including fat extraction, fat processing and fat reinjection. Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide fat transfer buttock augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, , Fredericksburg, Richmond, and other areas in the region.
The surgeon will usually choose tumescent liposuction technique to extract the required amount of fat from surplus areas. This is a less invasive plastic surgery technique involving only local anesthesia. The surgeon will remove fat from targeted areas using slender cannulas that are inserted into the deep fat layers through very tiny holes.
Thin cannulas will allows for the extraction of the smallest fat particles, which are ideal for fat grafting. Common locations for fat extraction include the back area just above the buttocks, the abdomen, and the thighs. An incidental benefit of liposuction at this stage could be that the overall figure becomes more even looking.
The fat suctioned out through liposuction will be carefully processed and purified using the process of decanting and centrifugation. Only a small portion of the donor fat removed will be suitable for reinjection in the buttocks. An experienced plastic surgeon will be able to utilize about 25 percent of the extracted fat cells for reinjection.
The goal is to use only the highest quality donor fat cells for reinjection into the buttocks for augmentation. To have an adequate amount of qualified fat, the surgeon may perform liposuction in multiple areas instead of just one area.
The pure fat is transferred to the targeted areas of the buttocks using tiny injections with special cannulas. Small amounts of fat may be injected into different areas of the buttocks at varying depths in order to achieve the highest permanent absorption rate. The surgeon must adopt the correct injection technique in order to create uniform and natural looking results.
The amount of fat injected into each buttock cheek will depend on the amount of pure fat available from donor sites as well as the amount required for buttock augmentation. Patients with general fat distribution may receive up to 1,000 cc of fat for each buttock cheek.
Recovery and Results
The patient will go through a downtime of about one week after fat transfer buttock augmentation before they can return to their normal routine or go back to work. Results with significantly depend on the amount of pure fat available and the technique used by the surgeon. The goal should be to create shapely and proportionate buttocks, and not just augment their size.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for fat transfer buttock augmentation and various other procedures.
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