In recent years, people have become more conscious of the appearance of their buttocks. Although some areas and people are more concerned with this than others, everyone is now more aware than ever before if they have or don’t have an attractive rear end, which has made many people feel self-conscious. If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your butt, a butt lift, buttock augmentation, or related procedure may be able to help.
The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for this procedure is to talk to Clearwater plastic surgeon, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso in person. He will listen to your concerns and cosmetic goals, then perform an exam and let you know whether this or another procedure can help you get the look you desire. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Gayoso, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.
Butt Appearance Concerns
Because of the increased awareness of buttock appearance, people are developing some common complaints about the appearance of their own derrieres. These common complaints concern a butt that is:
- Too flat
- Too square
- Too small
- Too saggy
- Too big
All of these butt appearance concerns can be addressed with a butt lift or butt augmentation procedure.
The butt lift is a procedure designed to lift and restore shape to buttocks that have begun to sag with age, weight loss, or weight gain. The procedure involves incisions at the top of the buttocks that allows some skin to be removed and the buttock reshaped. The remaining skin is pulled tight to restore the smooth surface and contour of the buttocks.
Although this procedure is effective, it is not very popular because of the scars it leaves. Although these scars are, like tummy tuck scars, well concealed under bikinis and underwear, their presence on the top of the buttocks makes them less desirable.
Buttock Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift is a commonly-requested procedure, but a little bit of a misnomer. A Brazilian butt lift is actually a form of buttock augmentation that seeks to restore or improve the contour of the butt by increasing its size. In particular, Brazilian butt lift uses a fat grafting procedure to improve the size and shape of the buttocks.
In the fat grafting procedure, fat is removed from suitable donor sites, then injected in very small amounts in the buttocks. These small fat injections become incorporated into the tissue of the buttocks, creating a permanent increase in size. There is expected to be some amount of dieback among the fat cells, which means that this procedure may have to be repeated to get the desired results.
Buttock augmentation with implants is also possible. However, because of the presence of muscles in the buttock, the procedure is complicated, may be painful, and more often results in complications than is justified by the results. Dr. Gayoso does not do buttock augmentation with implants for this reason.
Indirect Butt Lift
The most common and successful form of butt lift and buttock augmentation is the indirect butt lift. The appearance of the butt is due not only to the size and shape of the buttocks themselves, but also due to the contour between the buttocks and the waistline. This means that many men and women who want shapelier buttocks can achieve the affect by improving the appearance of the waistline. In this procedure, liposuction is used to remove fat deposits at the waistline (casually known as love handles, muffin tops, and other colorful slangs). By reducing the waistline, the butt seems to increase in size and improve in shape.
Why Choose Dr. Gayoso
Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands not only the medical but also the cosmetic aspects of plastic surgery. He understands the tradeoffs involved in the different plastic surgery procedures including butt lift, and can help you decide which procedure is right for you by giving the best possible results with the lowest possible risk.
Dr. Gayoso has helped thousands of people in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and across Florida to improve their figures with this and other body contouring procedures. To see some examples of his results, visit our Before and after gallery. Dr. Gayoso’s understanding and compassionate manner also helps people feel free to express themselves so they can get the procedure and results they truly want.
To learn whether Dr. Gayoso is the right surgeon for you, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule a buttock lift consultation.