Liposuction is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States, and perhaps, all over the world. And through the years, there have been a lot of improvements in the techniques and equipment employed in the procedure. In the past, liposuction was mainly done on the abdominal area in order to remove excess fat and love handles. Now, liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body.
One of the most recent procedures to became popular is butt liposuction. This procedure is used to reshape the buttocks by permanently removing localized fat deposits. The suctioning is generally performed on the lower back above the buttocks and the back of the thigh just below the buttock fold or on the hip at the side of the butt. The objective of this technique is to create a natural rounded curve to the buttock that resembles the look of a slim and well-proportioned athletic body.
The fatty deposits on the buttocks are often inherited and these deposits usually do not respond to diet and exercise. Having a large butt can be desirable but without proper shape and contour it is often a source of self-consciousness amongst women. A Large butt might look awkward on some people if there is apparent imbalance in the overall bodily proportions. For some, the extra bulk keeps clothes from fitting well. In these situations, butt liposuction can surely trim excess fat to bring the body to a better balance and symmetry.
Risks associated with butt liposuction
- sagging skin
During surgery, the surgeon marks the precise areas of the body where the fat is to be removed. Your doctor may use general anesthesia, or a local anesthesia and a sedative to relax the patient. The surgeon then makes a tiny incision in the skin, typically in or near the buttock crease, and inserts a thin tube called a cannula into the fatty area. The cannula is used to break up the fat deposits and sculpt the area to the desired proportions. The unwanted fat is suctioned out with a powerful, but precise vacuum, leaving the skin, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels intact.
On average, a butt liposuction procedure takes one to two hours per area treated.
Bruising and swelling is expected but they will subside within three weeks. You should be able to return to work within a few days granted that work is fairly sedentary. However, strenuous activities must be completely avoided for several weeks.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, butt liposuction carries with it some risks and complications that patients should be aware of. After surgery, some patients experience dimpling, lumpiness, numbness, scarring, discoloration, or sagging skin in the treated area. Follow-up surgery may be needed to correct these problems. In order to minimize these risks, it is important that you follow all of your surgeon’s instructions, both before and after surgery.