Being in proportion and having a well-rounded body contour is important for many women, so if you feel that you have unshapely or flat buttocks, this can really hamper your confidence. If your rear lacks volume or definition, then you may want to consider having a buttock augmentation using fat grafting – this provides a natural and subtle curve to your behind using a minimally invasive procedure that steers clear of implants.
What is involved in this treatment?
Fat transfer procedures involve removing fat from certain parts of the body and then reinjecting it into the designated area where you want more volume. Performed under a local anaesthetic, fat grafting for the buttocks utilises reshaping around the saddlebags and lower back along with the fat transfer, giving you a fuller shape in your rear.
To start the procedure, fat is extracted from your chosen area – usually from the flanks, abdomen or thighs. Then, the fat is refined before being carefully injected back into your buttocks.
What results can I expect to see from this procedure?
Results will vary between women, but on the whole, you should expect to see a very natural increase in volume, producing a more voluptuous shape. You’ll be able to spot a subtle curve as well as a more pronounced shape.
One thing to bear in mind with this treatment is that we need to ensure you have enough body fat to transfer to your buttocks. If you are particularly slim or have a low body mass, then it may be worth discussing with your surgeon what other options could help you achieve your desired results.
What is the recovery like for this treatment?
Fat transfer procedures have a really speedy recovery time compared to other methods, so you will usually be able to go home a few hours after your operation. You may experience some bruising and swelling, so we advise that you wait for one to two weeks before you go back to your full gym and exercise routine. We also suggest that you may want to take a couple of days off work too, just to ensure you reap the best results possible from the procedure. You may be supplied with a support garment too, which will apply compression to the areas where you had liposuction.
Other factors to bear in mind for your recovery include:
- Try to avoid prolonged sitting for a minimum of two weeks
- Sleep on your side or with your face down
- Use a cushion between your legs to help you sit up, rather than using your buttocks
Do you have any more questions? Would you like to book a consultation? Get in touch with us today by calling 020 7118 6887.