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Buttock Enhancement

There are three types of surgery that patients can choose from to enhance their buttocks.

  • Buttock Lift (Belt Lipectomy)
  • Buttock Augmentation (“Brazilian Butt Lift”)
  • Buttock Implants

The Graivier Center proudly offers all surgical options.

When to Consider a Buttock Lift

  • If you have loose, sagging skin and extra fat in your buttocks
  • If you have a buttock shape that does not match the rest of your body shape
  • If you recently experienced dramatic weight loss and are close to your ideal weight
  • If your gluteal area makes you feel self-conscious
  • If the excess skin and fat make you uncomfortable or cause mobility problems

Buttock Enhancement Consultation

At The Graivier Center, we value our personal relationships with our patients. Each patient is treated as an individual, and as such, is given a personal consultation prior to any treatment. Dr. Graivier and his staff will meet with you to help you make decisions regarding which procedure(s) or treatment(s) will result in achieving your aesthetic goals. During the consultation, Dr. Graivier and his staff will take the time to get to know you, your expectations and desired outcomes and assess your personal needs. The consultation will conclude with a discussion about the individualized recommended treatment for you, what to expect, the benefits and risks and post-treatment recovery.

Buttock Enhancement Complementary Procedures

It is a common practice for patients undergoing buttock enhancement surgery to combine several procedures at once that will offer complementary or enhanced results. At The Graivier Center, we will take the time to walk potential patients through all of the risks and benefits of each surgery, whether you choose a single treatment or multiple treatments.

Patients undergoing buttock enhancement can elect to combine the following procedures for enhanced results:

Buttock Lift Surgery

Buttock lift surgery, will remove excess sagging skin and fat that results from aging, heredity factors or dramatic weight loss in the gluteal area. 

In buttock lift surgery, an incision is made in the upper buttock belt line. The incision will hide in a two-piece bathing suit or bikini. The loose buttock is elevated and excess skin is removed. Laser-assisted liposuction and fat grafting may be added for shape enhancement.

Buttock Lift Surgery Recovery

Following your buttock lift surgery, dressings will be applied to your incisions and a compression garment will be placed to minimize swelling and to support the healing of your buttocks following surgery.

You may be permitted to go home after a few hours with instructions to wear your compression garment 24 hours a day for two weeks during your recovery.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site and drains
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • When to follow up with The Graivier Center

Buttock Augmentation Surgery/Brazilian Butt Lift or Buttock Implants

At The Graivier Center, our buttock augmentation surgery (sometimes called a Brazilian butt lift) is done with a fat transfer to reshape your buttocks. This surgery can balance a patient’s figure by increasing fullness, roundness and projection of the buttocks.

Using a combination of liposuction and fat grafting, Dr. Graivier will reshape your buttocks to your desired shape. He will harvest fat from the thighs, flank, hips or other lower body areas. After undergoing purification, this fatty tissue is transferred into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape.

If you are not a candidate for a “Brazilian butt lift”, usually because of not enough body fat to achieve your desired results, then you may be a candidate for buttock implants. Buttock implants are soft, yet solid, silicone implants that are placed through a three-inch incision in the crease between the buttocks. The implants are placed beneath the muscle fascia, and fat grafting can also be done simultaneously.

Buttock Augmentation Surgery Recovery

During your buttock augmentation surgery, dressings will be applied to your incisions and a compression garment will be placed to minimize swelling and support your buttocks as it heals following surgery.

In addition, small temporary drains will be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove fluid if implants are used.

It is very important that you avoid prolonged sitting for at least two weeks, as this can damage the fat transfer. When you do sit, you will be advised to use a pillow or cushion to help raise the buttock and avoid putting pressure on the fat grafts. Lastly, you will be instructed on a proper sleeping positing during your recovery.

It may take several weeks for the swelling to fully dissipate. You can generally resume exercise six weeks after surgery

You will be given specific instructions from The Graivier Center that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site and drains, if applicable
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid in healing and the progression of your recovery
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • Post-op follow-up appointment information