Enlarging the buttocks without implants

There is no doubt in my mind that the procedure of the moment is fat transfer to buttocks.

fat transfer to Buttocks

fat transfer to Buttocks

In my thirty years in this industry I have never seen so many enquiries for this procedure.

Whilst breast enlargement surgery is still leading the way as far as popularity goes, fat transfer to buttocks is the fastest growing procedure of today.

There has always been an interest in buttock augmentation of course, but it must surely be the photos of celebrities such as Kim kardashian that have sparked this flurry of activity in the consultation room to get a similar looking bottom.

A bigger looking bum is a bit of an irony. At Moorgate Aesthetics we spend a lot of time removing unwanted fat from people’s bodies, yet the area where women really want as much fat as possible is on the buttocks.

Big buttocks are definitely in.

Buttock implants have been around for a long time of course. In my career I cannot say that I have seen too many of these cases as there is usually a resistance to these , mainly because you have to sit on these implants most of the time and there seems to be a fear amongst many Patients of them rupturing  as a result of the stress being put on them.

Now that fat transfer has become a part of buttock augmentation it has given women a real creditable alternative to implants.

Basically, fat from other areas such as the stomach, hips, thighs etc is sucked out and transferred to the buttocks to give a natural looking augmentation. The Surgeon need a quite a bit of fat due to the large surface area of the buttocks. This tends to rule out some Patients our at the first hurdle because they don’t have enough donor fat. Hard to believe in this day and age I know, but its true. We have patients who actually go away and deliberately put weight on so that they can have the procedure done later.

Its performed under general anaesthetic and usually the Patient can go home on the same day as the surgery, but at worst its a one night stay. Depending on the type of work that the Patient does, between one and two weeks off work afterwards is advised.

Of the fat that is transferred not all survives, this is perfectly normal. Of the fat that does survive there is usually enough to give a nice , natural augmentation that adds definition to the overall figure.

Perhaps one of the most important considerations with fat transfer to buttocks is the choice of the surgeon. In my experience, not all plastic Surgeons are comfortable with fat transfer. It requires considerable skill to get just the right amount of fat in exactly the right places to get a great result. Do your homework and try to get recommendations from his / her previous Patients before jumping in.

Good Fat transfer Surgeons generally develop a following. Patients for these procedures generally do their homework and it doesn’t take them long to seek out those who have a talent for the procedure.

We are lucky at Moorgate Aesthetics in that we have a couple of Plastic Surgeons with a keen interest in fat transfer. They are confident in what they do and it shows in their work. They also perform fat transfer to breasts which again is a procedure increasing in popularity, especially after the debacle surrounding P.I.P implants.

Women are as keen as ever to know everything about foreign bodies being used to augment their tissues and so they should. Using your own fat gives you peace of mind that no foreign body is being used at all.

I see fat transfer procedures becoming very much a part of mainstream cosmetic surgery in the coming years.

Written by David Mills

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