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With the increase in the alternatives of body shaping procedures available, the number of people applying to  plastic surgery clinics for buttock augmentation or buttocks lift procedures area also increasing.
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What is Buttock Augmentation?

Depending on the amount of fat and the patient's anatomy, there are a number of interventions that can be applied either individually or in combination in this procedure.
● Silicone buttock implants can be used to lift and increase the volume of the buttocks
● Liposuction to remove excess fat in the waist region to give shape to the buttocks
● The use of the excess fat removed through liposuction as a filler to change the volume and the shape of the buttocks
● Buttock lift surgery performed to lift sagging buttocks
These procedures can be performed alone or in combination to achieve the desired outcome.

Reasons Why

There are many different reasons why the hips and buttocks may not have the desired appearance;

    •  Familial or genetic predispositions or factors
    •  Sudden weight loss or frequent cycles of weight gain and loss
    •  The effect of gravity on the skin as we age
Reasons Why

What is Buttock Augmentation Surgery?

The methods used to gain volume and obtain a more attractive contour are basically divided into two. One of them is a method in which the volume of the buttocks is increased by injecting fat into area. The other is the implantation of silicone implants in the appropriate size and shape specially produced for the buttock/hip area.
In both operation methods, volume increase is mainly planned for the upper parts of the buttocks. Fat grafts or implants are generally not used In the lower parts of the buttock. As there is a possibility of injury to important nerve and vein structures existing in this region, cosmetic interventions in the lower buttocks are not prefered.
If there is excess fat in the waist region that reduces the protrusion of the hips, liposuction can be performed at the same time. The excess fat is removed from the waist which not only reduces its size but also increases its length, therefore bringing into focus the hips, which creates the hourglass silhouette.

How is the Buttock Augmentation Performed?

The silicone implants are placed by using the fold of the inner part of the buttocks so that the incision is not directly visible. Just as with breast implants, hip / butt implants are available in different shapes and sizes. These implants can be applied in various positions, such as under or over the muscle, just as with breast augmentation procedures. The decision about the implant type and application area will be decided after your personal expectations and preferences are assessed and your doctor conducts his examination and provides his evaluation.

What Can I Expect at My First Doctor's Consultation?

There are different methods to achieve the desired effect through buttock augmentation. Your doctor will determine which method or combination of methods will be appropriate for you. Your doctor will evaluate the condition of your hips and buttocks. Your doctor will take into account your expectations and share with you information on the methods to be used and the details of the surgery.

How Long on Average Does Buttock Augmentation Surgery Take?

The procedure takes on average approximately 2 hours.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used in Buttock Augmentation Surgery?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

What Can I Expect Following the Buttock Implant Procedure?

Depending on the procedure and technique your doctor used, you will have to follow your doctor'’s instructions for approximately 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. These include; sleeping on your stomach, moving slowly during your daily activities, walking carefully and slowly following the surgery. You will need to wait 6 weeks before starting heavy exercise. It is important to pay attention to these instructions so that the implants are fixed to the desired area following the surgery. Once the implants are fixed to the desired area your doctor will slowly phase out these restrictions.
Problems such as displacement and slipping can occur following Buttock implant augmentation procedures, though this is rarely the case. If this problem does occur, a second surgery will need to be performed to resolve the situation.

Will There be Scarring Following the Buttock Implant Augmentation?

Silicone buttock implants are implanted using an incision in the natural fold of the buttocks where they are not directly visible. For this reason, the incisions even though they are cosmetically sutured are not visible to the eye.

Are the Implants Used for Buttock Augmentation a Risk to My Health?

At Istanbul Surgical Arts, due to our sensitivity in the area of patient health and safety, the implants used in these surgeries are FDA approved products. Therefore, the implants to be used in your hip / butt procedure are easily accepted by the body.
However, unlike breast implants, due to the characteristics of the hip / buttock region, the risk of infection is greater. In such cases, your treatment in the recovery period may take longer or you may need to have the implant removed. The important thing to know is that the bigger the implant used, the more likelihood of complications.

How is Buttock Augmentation Achieved Through Injected Fat?

Autologous fat grafting, otherwise known as autologous fat transfer, is the process where excess fat extracted from a different region of the patient's body and this is used toadd volume to the patient's hip/buttock region through injection.

How is Autologous Fat Grafting Performed on the Buttock Area?

In this process, an appropriate amount of fat is removed via liposuction from a suitable area in the patient's body. Once the fat has been filtered and turned into pure form, it is injected to the upper area of the buttocks through tiny holes through the use of special cannulas. 

If there is any excess of fat in the waist region that reduces the protrusion of the hip, the fat can be removed from this area. In this way, while fat volume transfer is achieved with the fat transfer, a thinner waist is obtained through liposuction. In this way the result is much more effective.

How Long Does the Fat Grafting Buttock Augmentation Procedure Take?

First of all, liposuction of excess fat from an appropriate region of your body will be performed and then the transfer of this fat to the buttock area will be carried out. This will take an average of 1.5 to 3 hours.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used in the Fat Grafting Buttock Augmentation Surgery?

The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia.

Will There be Scarring as a Result of the Fat Grafting Buttock Augmentation Procedure?

There is no need for any long incisions to be made to remove the excess fat from one part of the body, or to transfer it to the buttock area. Only a few tiny holes not exceeding a diameter of 1 cm are used. Within the months following the procedure, these holes heal completely and are hardly visible in almost all patients. However, in patients with a history of hypertrophic scars or keloids, these holes may be more prominent, which may require additional treatment.

Can the Fat Grafting Buttock Augmentation Procedure Cause Any Adverse Effects on Health?

If implemented with the right approach, no. Because fat tissue is an unlimited source for each person, it is easy to get the right amount of fat from every patient, except in extremely thin patients. However, it is important to remember that as the volume of fat supplied to the buttock area increases so does the possibility of complications such as infection and displacement.
Many patients who are victims of poor cosmetic and health outcomes are often exposed on local and global media. The commonality between all these patients and media reports is usually the high volumes that were used to achieve very exaggerated results. At an Istanbul Surgical Arts, we recommend that all our guests develop their expectations within the limits of what is considered a natural outcome and to avoid excessive volume increases.

What is Buttock Lift Surgery?

A buttock lift improves and removes excess, sagging buttock skin by raising and tightening the skin over the buttocks. Incisions are made at differing lengths to remove excess skin and to provide a lifted and tight finish, making the buttocks appear less saggy, dimpled or wrinkled.
If there is not a lot of excess skin or sagging, the operation is performed by entering the middle or the top border of the buttocks. The incisions used are of varying length depending on the need of the patient and the procedure is performed by lifting the buttocks.
If excessive sagging is present, excess skin is removed using horizontal incisions at the top of the buttocks. At the same time, with the use of firm anatomical structures under the skin, the butt is fixed upwards and a more taut, and raised buttock is achieved. In addition to sagging, if there is a loss of volume, fat grafting and occasionally buttocks implants can be used to remedy the loss of volume during the same session.

Will the Buttock Lift Surgery Adversely Affect My Health?

Nowadays, buttock surgeries are becoming increasingly popular. However, it must always be remembered; that as the scope of the initiative expands and the amount of targeted change increases, the likelihood of post-operative problems also increase.
At Istanbul Surgical Arts, we recommend that our guests shape their expectations by taking into account the limits of what is accepted to be natural. When deciding on the surgery, your aim should be to either further enhance an already attractive buttocks area, or to obtain a natural and cosmetically appealing result for the presence of a problem in your buttock area that causes you real unhappiness.

How Long on Average Does the Buttock Lift Surgery Take?

The surgery takes on average 2 to 3 hours.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used in the Buttock Lift Surgery?

It is performed under general anesthesia.

Will I Have Scars Following the Buttock Lift Procedure?

The amount of scarring following the surgery will vary and will be based on the amount of excess skin you have that may need to be removed. You will be able to learn the answer to this question after a detailed examination that will be performed by your plastic surgeon, as it will depend on your condition and the exact procedure to be performed.

What Should I be Aware of Before Buttock Lift Procedure?

    •  Smoking is a risk factor for any surgical procedure. It is recommended that you do not smoke for a month before and after the Buttock Lift procedure, especially because it can cause discomfort and additional complications in wound healing.
    •  It is recommended that you do not take aspirin or medications that contain aspirin 2 weeks prior to surgery.
    •  It is recommended you do not take alcohol the night before the operation so that dehydration does not occur.
    •  You should not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to the surgery.
    •  Following the surgery, we recommend that you have comfortable clothing with you for your stay in the hospital (tracksuit, nightgown with buttons down the front etc).

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