You don’t have to go to Rio to get the curves of your dreams. The new techniques, performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, can make this true in the country where beauty was born.
Venus Callipyge (Aphrodite Kallipygos) is maybe the most revealing ancient statue. We see the goddess of love looking at her perfect uncovered buttocks behind her shoulders. A buttock lift can now make your dreams come true.
According to data from the American Association of Plastic Surgery, thigh and butt lift procedures have increased fivefold in the last years. We currently choose among the following surgical techniques to lift and sculpt the buttocks:
1. The classical Buttock Lift method
Pros: It is the only surgical technique that can treat laxity, excess skin and fat. Cons: The operation is extremely demanding, has a long recovery time and leaves many scars.
Pros: It is a good way to lift the buttocks by making smart use of fat which enhances their shape. The incisions are only of a few centimeters size. Cons: It cannot be performed on thin women and we cannot predict the amount of fat which will be absorbed by the body in the next 3 months.
3. Silicone implants’ placement
Pros: The method is also ideal for thin women. Cons: Increased risk of inflammation and longer recovery time.
All three techniques are performed in the hospital under general anesthesia, where the patient is hospitalized for 24 hours. In most cases the buttock lift procedures are combined with other cosmetic surgeries. Post-operative pain is treated with painkillers which may be taken for 10 days. Actually, the buttock lift surgery is an extended procedure with long recovery time, whereas pain after liposculpture techniques, silicone implants or fat placement is much less.
The patient resumes their everyday activities almost 15 days after the buttock lift, whereas in liposculpture the time is 7-10 days. Although bruising and swelling begin to subside immediately after the surgery (the edema goes away completely after 4 months), the patient should wear the special elastic garment (corset). In case you choose the silicone implants’ solution, it may take more time for the edema to go away. The patient can sit 48 hours after surgery and start exercising after six weeks.
After the surgery, there are permanent scars that gradually fade as time goes by. However, keep in mind that each body has different potential concerning healing. In any case, the surgeons do their best so that scars are hidden in the underwear, but this is not always easy. On the other hand, scars are most of the times invisible with the liposculpture technique and they are of 4-6 centimeters with the implants’ placement. The good news is that they become invisible after a few months. The results of the buttock lift are permanent if the patient has a healthy diet and doesn’t have weight fluctuations.
Like in every cosmetic surgery procedure, complications may occur in rare cases. However, they may be prevented if the patient follows the doctor’s instructions. The most common are:
-Poor wound healing
-Scars asymmetry and likelihood of recurrence
Liposculpture is also ideal if you have a Mediterranean body type with good skin quality. In any case, the shape and size of the buttocks are the two key factors that decide which procedure will be chosen by the plastic surgeon. The skin quality is something we always pay attention to. When extended skin laxity and excess skin exists, the only ideal procedure is the buttock lift. On the other hand, a woman with good skin quality and skin elasticity is an ideal candidate for liposculpture which may be combined with implants so that her buttock size is enhanced.
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