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Butt augmentation in Houston works to reshape and enhance the buttocks to create a rounder, smoother and more shapely appearance. With the popularity of curvaceous celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, many people are looking to achieve that coveted hourglass figure.

There are different ways to achieve these goals such as high volume fat grafting (“Brazilian butt lift”), buttock implants, or skin tightening (traditional buttock lift). Butt enhancement procedures can be combined and are tailored to the needs of each patient.

Butt Lift

During your butt augmentation consultation in Houston with Dr. Erika Sato, she will listen to your concerns about your buttocks and give you detailed information about each procedure and figure out which one will help you achieve your desired results.

Different buttocks augmentation procedures create different results, even though they target the same areas of the body. It’s important for patients to have a good grasp of the differences in these procedures so that they can make a choice that suits their needs and goals.

To get a better idea of your potential results, it’s best to look over our butt augmentation before and after photos.

Before & After of Butt Augmentation in Houston
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Buttock Implants

Implant-based butt augmentation involves an incision made near the gluteal cleft or in the lower buttock crease followed by the insertion of synthetic buttock implants to create generous curves.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is mostly recommended for patients who have flat backsides and limited fatty tissue elsewhere on the body.

Buttock implants made of soft silicone are inserted into the gluteal muscle or in the folds between the cheeks right above the pelvic bone for a lifted and shapelier figure.

Traditional Butt Augmentation

A traditional butt augmentation, more commonly known as a “buttock lift” or “posterior body lift,” is performed by creating an incision across the lower back. Hanging skin is lifted, trimmed, and then sutured. Liposuction can also be performed in adjacent areas for complete gluteal contouring and fat grafting.

Non-Surgical Butt Lift

Another option for patients who are thin and do not have enough fat for a Brazilian butt lift is to increase the size of the buttocks using Sculptra. This poly-L-lactic acid filler plumps by stimulating your body’s own collagen production.

Indications for a Butt Augmentation

Common indications for buttocks augmentation are gluteal asymmetry, deformity, underdeveloped buttocks, desire for a curvier physique, and sagging buttocks as a result of significant weight loss or natural aging. The technique used for butt augmentation is dependent on the desired results.

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Your Consultation

Before patients come in for a butt augmentation procedure, it will be necessary to schedule a consultation in Houston with Dr. Sato. This will help patients go into the surgery with all the information they need to feel more at ease with their decision.

The consultation will involve an examination of the patient’s posterior area so that Dr. Sato can get a better idea of how to approach the surgery. Dr. Sato will also go over the patient’s complete medical history, including any allergies and past procedures.

The patient will go over their aesthetic goals and their expectations for the butt enhancement surgery. This is also when patients can ask questions so that they can gain a better understanding of what the procedure can do for them. Having misconceptions about what the procedure can achieve risks disappointment.

Consultations involve being given guidance on how to prepare for the chosen procedure. Dr. Sato will also go over the details of the recovery process, and a date will be set for the surgical session.

Fat Grafting to the Buttocks

To achieve your desired body profile, a “Brazilian butt lift” (BBL) can create a shapelier, more filled-out, and lifted backside. The way a Brazilian butt lift works are by using your own fat (autologous fat transfer) to augment the gluteal area or buttocks and/or hips.

Fat is harvested through liposuction, processed until purified, and then injected into the buttocks and/or hips for a natural enhancement. With a Brazilian butt lift, the typical areas that are liposuctioned to harvest fat are the abdomen, waistline, back, and love handles.

To achieve more volume, liposuction can also be performed on other areas of the body such as the thighs and arms in order to collect more fat for injection.

Patients who are unhappy with the shape or appearance of their buttocks, but have good donor fat are considered to be the best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift.

This is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The areas around the buttocks are sculpted to make the augmentation more pronounced.

Patients who have a “boxy” figure or “hip dips” but are content with the size/shape/projection of their buttocks, may desire a BBL with fat transfer just to their hips.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Butt Augmentation?

If you are a healthy non-smoker, over the age of 18, have realistic yet positive expectations, and are unhappy with your buttocks and or hips, you may be a good candidate for butt augmentation. A physical exam and a review of your medical history will help Dr. Sato determine if a Brazilian butt lift is indeed suitable for you. Patients who recently underwent surgical procedures will need to allow for complete recovery before setting a date for their butt augmentation procedure.

What Can I Expect While Recovering from a Butt Augmentation?

After a Brazilian butt lift, you will not be able to apply direct pressure such as sitting or lying on the buttocks for about 10 days. With a Brazilian butt lift, you will wear a tight compression garment with molded buttocks to help shape and apply uniform pressure to the areas of liposuction.

You will not take the compression garment off for extended periods of time during the first 3-5 days of recovery, but you will undo the garment daily to do “skin checks” as the garment can be abrasive and leave raw areas on the skin. The garment will be worn for 4-6 weeks total and must remain tight or a smaller size must be purchased.

After the 2nd week post-surgery as the swelling starts to subside, most patients require a smaller-size garment. Lipo foam and lipo boards along with the baby powder and pads can be applied under your garment to protect your skin.

At your first post-operative visit 3-5 days after your surgery, Dr. Sato will take the compression garment off. At this point, you will be able to go home and shower. You must wear a compression garment (to control swelling) ~23 hours per day for 4-6 weeks except when taking a shower or washing the garment.

There may be intermittent swelling in the areas of liposuction for up to 6 months. You should be able to resume all normal activities at 4-6 weeks post-op (varies from patient to patient depending on how active your lifestyle is). Fat volume loss can occur up to 3 months after your surgery.

What Is the Cost of Butt Augmentation?

The price of butt augmentation surgery in Houston is based on numerous factors. Cost varies due to overall procedure time, techniques used, anesthesia administered, and amount of fat transferred.

Learn More About Butt Augmentation

Find out more about butt augmentation in Houston by contacting the office of Dr. Erika Sato. During a consultation, she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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