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Buttock lift

Buttock improvement surgeries have increased in popularity more than almost any other surgery in recent years. Looking good from behind seems to be just as important as looking good from the front today. There are quite a few options for patients to consider for buttock enhancement, many of which our board-certified plastic surgeons can provide.

Why choose Wake Plastic Surgery?

Buttock enhancement surgeries can result in a dramatic improvement in both shape and size of the buttocks. But the surgeries that are available to achieve such results certainly carry a significant amount of risk. Our surgeons take pride in being able to communicate effectively before surgery to help you decide exactly what risks are worth taking.

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What type of procedures are available for buttock contouring?

Is buttock fat grafting safe?

There has been quite a bit in the news recently about the dangers of buttock fat grafting. It certainly is a procedure that carries risks that are very serious including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, fat embolus, and infection. But most of the serious complications can be avoided by placing the fat grafts in only the subcutaneous space (immediately under the skin) instead of within the muscle of the buttock. For many years, it has been taught that best results can be obtained by placing the fat into several layers of the buttock tissues including within the muscle itself to optimize how much fat survives. But we know know that by doing so, the risks of the surgery increase too much. For this reason, we only graft in the subcutaneous space in a very safe way and still achieve very nice and effective results.

How effective are buttock implants?

Neither Dr. Stoeckel nor Dr. Purzycki have decided to start using buttock implants. The use of gluteal implants may be safe and effective for some surgeons, but they are thought to be associated with significant risks including implant displacement and infection. The results that our surgeons can achieve with fat grafting are better than what he could achieve with implants. Because of this, we have decided not to offer buttock implants in this practice.

What are the risks associated with lower body lift surgery?

Although the lower body lift procedure can yield striking results in terms of skin tightening of the buttocks, there is a high rate of scar widening and incision healing complications seen with the procedure. For patients that are willing to work through the potential complications, the surgery can be very satisfying. But our surgeons want all of their patients to understand that this particular surgery can often be frustrating for patients that happen to develop issues with incisional wound healing.

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