What Are the Different Types of Cosmetic Surgery for the Buttocks?

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The different types of cosmetic surgery for the buttocks are similar to the various kinds of plastic surgery a person might have on other parts of her body. Some women opt to have augmentation procedures that insert fat harvested from other body parts, and some choose to augment the shape and definition of their buttocks with silicon implants. Liposuction is available for the buttocks, and the goal is much the same as lipo for other parts of the body. Surgeons aim to reduce the amount of fat in the buttocks while producing a smooth, shapely result. Anyone interested in cosmetic surgery for the buttocks can talk with a plastic surgeon about which procedure would work best for her current size, shape, and amount of fat.

Perhaps one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery for the buttocks is the buttocks lift, which is often called the Brazilian Butt Lift. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a type of augmentation procedure that utilizes fat from other parts of the body. This fat is harvested, purified, and then injected into the buttocks. Sometimes, the Brazilian Butt Lift is used in combination with buttock implants, which is often the case for women who do not have enough fat to harvest from other body parts. Still, there are times when a woman might not have enough fat for even a combination of the procedures.


Similar to a buttocks lift, inserting buttock implants is a type of cosmetic surgery for the buttocks designed to enhance or improve the shape of the buttocks. Generally, the implants used are made of solid silicone. A woman might have only the buttocks implant procedure done, or she might combine this procedure with a buttocks lift. Often, women who do not have enough fat to harvest from other parts of the body to have a complete buttocks lift will have a combination of a lift and implants. If a woman does not have enough fat for a combination of the two procedures, typically she will have just the buttock implants.

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in existence. Similar to liposuction for other parts of the body, this type of cosmetic surgery for the buttocks is performed to remove fat. Usually, the goal is to reduce the size or bulk of the buttocks and leave them uniformly smooth. When performing liposuction, surgeons can produce better results when they avoid removing excessive amounts of fat. Too, using smaller cannulas, or tubes, to remove the fat helps achieve the smoothest look.


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