Dr. William Bruno is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in and around West Hollywood. “Butt lift” (buttock augmentation) surgery, is one of the most common procedures he performs for patients who are looking to reshape their body in a natural and attractive way.
If you are considering a butt lift, it’s important to learn as much as you can to ensure that the procedure will achieve your goals. Here, Dr. Bruno answers common questions from patients.
Why Does My West Hollywood Surgeon Recommend Fat Transfer For My Butt Lift Instead Of Buttock Implants?
Dr. Bruno and other surgeons typically recommend natural fat transfer over implants to achieve larger and shapelier buttocks. There are a few reasons:
- Buttock implants are limited because they can only deliver volume to one specific area.
- Unlike natural fat, your surgeon doesn’t have as much flexibility in sculpting and contouring the implants.
- Generally, buttock implants are made of semi-soft silicone that mimics your own tissue. However, your body’s own fat may feel more natural.
- Buttock implants tend to have more complications. Since these are not natural materials, they can cause infection, implant displacement, sagging, capsular contracture (scar tissue formation), and wound healing problems at the incision site.
For patients getting a butt lift in West Hollywood, fat transfer to buttocks can provide better and more predictable results. Dr. Bruno will advise patients who are not good candidates for natural fat transfer about other options that may be available.
Can I Have Other Procedures Done At The Same Time As A Butt Lift?
If you are going to have surgery, you may want to combine procedures so that you only have a single recovery period. In certain cases, Dr. Bruno can perform other surgeries at the same time as a buttock augmentation.
When you have a butt lift, you are already benefiting from liposuction in targeted areas, including your abdomen, thighs, and flanks, since these sites donate the fat cells. At your request, Dr. Bruno may also conduct a tummy tuck or breast augmentation during the same surgical session.
Dr. Bruno will prioritize your health and long-term care in making the choice whether to combine procedures. During your office visit, he will evaluate the complexity of your buttock augmentation procedure and other factors to make the decision.
If I Lose Weight After Surgery, Will My Buttock Size Decrease?
Part of the reason that West Hollywood butt lift patients decide to have the procedure is to improve the proportions of their body: the way that their chest, hips, buttocks, and legs look together and their overall silhouette.
If you gain or lose weight, you may see an increase or decrease in the size of your buttocks. However, the proportions should stay the same since you will likely lose weight throughout the rest of your body as well.
Note that significant weight loss or gain immediately after your surgery can affect your results. Dr. Bruno will provide you with detailed instructions and ongoing care during recovery so that you can get the most from your procedure.
For more answers to your West Hollywood butt lift questions, contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery at (310) 905-8961.