FAT TRANSPLANTATION TO BUTTOCKS Posted in: Most Frequent Procedures

It is important that you read and re-read this page before you consider undergoing this surgery.

The main advantage of tumescent liposuction is that it can remove large amounts of fat with minimal blood loss.This allows a larger volume of fat to be removed and ensures a rapid recovery. In recent years, the use of tumescent liposuction with syringes instead of suction machine, have brought us the advantage of being able to re-inject aspirated fat,  washed,  filtered and sterilized  to other parts of the body including the face and buttocks.
This surgery takes about one to two hours. It is performed under epidural block, so the patient will be numb from the waist down. Fat is most frequently aspirated from the following areas: back, waist, hips, flanks, and saddlebags (upper lateral thigh). The fat is then filtered and washed to be re-injected into the buttocks.

This is an alternative to the gluteal implant operation, but it cannot project or fill in the buttocks area as much as a pair of implants. For those cases requiring an implant, in the first consultation we can discuss it and recommend a competent plastic surgeon because I do not offer this type of surgery. (Click Buttock Augmentation for more information.)

Generally, female buttocks can be greatly improved  with liposuction in three dimensions: horizontal, vertical and depth. In my experience, I have found differences between female Latino and Anglo-Saxon buttocks. The Latino’s is rather square, with little prominence in saddlebag areas and a little more accumulation of fat in waist and hips, which gives a rather square shape. The Anglo-Saxon, by contrast, has more  fat accumulatoion in the saddlebag region and a narrower waist. The objective, in both cases, is to achieve balance and get a more aesthetic derrière.
Below are some important pointers regarding “before and after” fat transplantation surgery:

BEFORE SURGERY:
1. Do not take aspirin or aspirin products for 2 to 3 weeks prior to surgery. (Click Non recommended Medicines for more information.)
2. For three consecutive nights before surgery thoroughly wash areas to be treated with Isodine foam (Betadine in the US) shampoo. Your pharmacist may suggest an alternative product if you are unable to find it.
3. Do not eat food or drink any fluids  from 12 PM the night before surgery.
4. On the day of surgery, do not wear makeup, nail polish, or jewellery.
5. For your own convenience, bring loose comfortable clothes with zippers or buttons.

AFTER SURGERY:
1. Go directly home and remain at rest for 24 to 48 hours.  Rest and sleep lying face down for the first 7-14 days.
2. You may get up to use the toilet and for meals only.
3.The first day at home you should take sips of fluids, gradually increasing to a soft diet. If you do not have nausea, you can eat normally.
4. Take your medicine as directed. You cannot drink alcohol during your recovery.
5. Avoid the sun, hot meals, hot baths and hot environment for a week.
6. Bathe in tepid water for at least the first 10 days after surgery.
To view some cases of this surgery click Photo Gallery.

Any questions before and after your surgery may be answered in person by calling the office, 684-2551  (US: 619-730-1917) or my cell 664-283-0976 or click Contact us for more information.

I wish you an excellent experience in plastic surgery and a speedy recovery.

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