Changes in age, diet, and activity level can cause areas of the lower body to hollow or sink in. A buttock augmentation in Virginia Beach is often used to address, small, hollowed or flat buttocks due to weight loss, genetics, age, or pregnancy.
Dr. Thomas Hubbard is an experienced plastic surgeon who is well-regarded for his technical precision and consistent results. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 687-1900 to discuss your options.
Dr. Hubbard uses a fat grafting approach to buttock augmentation that harvests fat cells from one or more areas of the body such as the abdomen, back, or inner thighs. Because each person's anatomy is different, Dr. Hubbard varies the pattern and volume of injections based on individual needs. This way, he is able to produce a more reliable and aesthetically pleasing result.
Buttock augmentation using fat grafting is most appropriate for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their backside and would like an enhanced size or shape. People also choose buttock augmentation to improve the proportion of their body or to create a more shapely figure in general.
Because this procedure uses existing fat cells, the availability of fat in the body is an important consideration. Generally, those who are very thin or who have little body fat are not good candidates for buttock augmentation with fat grafting.
Buttock augmentation is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Prior to surgery, Dr. Hubbard carefully plans and marks the treatment area to determine where the augmentation will be performed. Usually, fat is removed from the lower back and flank region to accomplish a shapelier silhouette. After the fat is harvested, it is purified and the injections are performed. Dr. Hubbard pays close attention to the location and amount administered in order to obtain results that are symmetric and natural-looking.
An elastic garment is placed after the procedure to provide support. Sitting must be altered or limited for weeks depending on the areas injected.. Swelling is a common side effect and will most likely subside over the course of several weeks after surgery. Normal physical activities and exercise may be resumed within 1 to 2 months. The amount of grafted fat remaining at four months is unlikely to change significantly without body weight changes.
Those who want a more dramatic lifting effect often choose a buttock lift or thigh lift to help firm, rather than fill, the backside. Additionally, many women may wish to create more feminine curves with a breast augmentation procedure.
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