Buttock Augmentation

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Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation using fat transfer is done by taking excess fat from other parts of the body and using that fat to improve the appearance of the buttocks. This procedure creates a shapelier rear end with improved volume and curve. Dr. Pautler offers top-notch buttock augmentation in Pittsburgh to enhance your backside while contouring away excess fat.

About Buttock Augmentation

A small, flat, saggy backside often contributes to a person’s low self-esteem. It can occur as a result of the natural aging process, injury, or weight loss. If this is something you’ve been worrying about, buttock augmentation may be what you’re looking for.

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular type of buttock augmentation that can reshape and enhance your bottom through fat grafting. This means that your own natural fat cells will be used to achieve perfect contours.

Fat cells are harvested from trouble areas and then go through a purification process. This ensures that all unnecessary liquid will be removed, leaving only concentrated fat to be injected into your buttocks.

One of the benefits of this kind of butt enhancement is that your own natural fat is used, which means it’s easier for your body to accept it without risk of rejection or allergic reaction.

What Is BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)?

A BBL involves fat harvested from other parts of the body and transferred into the buttock area. Donor sites are most often the back and flanks, but also can be the abdomen, thighs, and even arms. Dr. Pautler uses the Micro Air Lipofilter System to keep the fat sterile and sealed from air contaminates. What is taken away is just as important as what is added. In other words, aggressive liposuction of het waist and lower back is paramount to creating an attractive gluteal silhouette. The fat is then added to the butt to give volume and projection. Volumes added vary from 200 cc’s to over a liter per side, depending on the patient’s size and habitus. The fat is added under the skin and into the fatty layer of the buttock, but NEVER INTO THE GLUTEAL MUSCLE! Injecting fat into the gluteal muscle can result in fatal fat embolism. Dr. Pautler takes every precaution, including ultrasound guidance, to keep fat well above the gluteal muscle. Dr. Pautler also uses vibration expansion lipofilling to help improve stubborn dimples and contour deformities found in certain gluteal shapes. Some patients get a nice result in one BBL, but others may need to stage their procedure and do a second round of fat transfer. This is extremely common, especially with butts that are ‘V’ shaped, scarred, or ridden with indentations and dimples. Every patient is unique and Dr. Pautler tries to use the safest approach to get the best result.

What Is Buttock Augmentation Like?

To enhance the buttock area, fat can be removed from the abdomen, back, thighs, and/or flanks, rinsed and purified and injected into the gluteal region. Although additional volume is important, what is taken away also creates a nice, round shape. Emphasizing a thin waist by maximal fat removal in the flank and lower back area is the first step and then the addition of fat into the buttocks to give more projection and roundness laterally is the second step. Fat is ideal because there is little chance for a rejection, extrusion or infection. However, as with any fat transfer some re-absorption always occurs, roughly 16 to 20%.

Dr. Pautler usually transfers anywhere from 250 to 900 cc’s, depending on the patient’s size and desires and amount of fat available.

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Who Is in Need of Buttock Augmentation?

Patients who are looking to enhance the volume and definition of their buttocks would be the ideal candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. They would need to be in good health and should also have realistic expectations.

For patients who are still in the process of losing a significant amount of weight, waiting until they achieve their target weight would be recommended. It is also important to retain enough fat for transfer. Cutting back on drinking or smoking is necessary before the date of surgery.

How Buttock Augmentation Works

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Patients who are looking to enhance the volume and definition of their buttocks would be the ideal candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. They would need to be in good health and should also have realistic expectations.

For patients who are still in the process of losing a significant amount of weight, waiting until they achieve their target weight would be recommended. It is also important to retain enough fat for transfer. Cutting back on drinking or smoking is necessary before the date of surgery.

Healing and Recovery

Swelling and bruising are normal following your fat transfer buttock augmentation. While you may be able to continue with your normal activities after the first few weeks, avoid any strenuous tasks while you’re healing.

You will need to wear a compression garment during the healing process, and Dr. Pautler will provide you with instructions for your recovery.

The Cost of Buttock Augmentation

There are several factors that go into determining the cost of buttock augmentation, including anesthesia fees and total surgery time. Prices will often be determined following a consultation.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation

Patients who want to learn more about what a buttock augmentation in Pittsburgh involves can schedule a consultation with Dr. Simona Pautler.

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"Dr. Pautler is an amazing person. I wanted to have a breast augmentation but was nervous. She took the time to fully explain everything to me. I never felt as if a question was stupid or not worth her time. I quickly realized that I had found the right doctor. My surgery went very well, thanks to the expert hands of Dr. Pautler. The first few days of my recovery were as expected. Then I noticed that my incisions were becoming increasingly itchy. On a Saturday morning, I called the number Dr. Pautler had given me. A little while later, she met me in her office. I was having a rare allergic reaction to the adhesive. She was able to treat me and told me to come into the office on Monday. I was very grateful for this weekend visit with her. Much to my surprise, I got a phone call the next day, from Dr. Pautler. It was a Sunday! She was calling to see how I was feeling. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I wish more doctors were as caring and as compassionate as her.”

"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to discuss all of my options. She was so honest with me from the get go and I instantly felt comfortable putting my personal appearance into her hands. I never once felt that she tried to pressure me into doing anything that I was not comfortable with. Her bedside manner is absolutely amazing...and I am a nurse who works on a post surgical unit and frequently see how surgeons do not always have the best bedside manner. The staff in her office are so friendly and remember you when you come in for all of your appointments...and that meant a lot to me that I was not just another patient. During my pre-op and post op stages at the hospital, all of the staff had great things to say about her. They often refer to her as "amazing", which made me feel so good! I am now completely healed from the surgery, and I could not be happier with my results. She made me feel so much better about my physical appearance and I have so much more confidence now thanks to her!”

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"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to...”

How Much Does Buttock Augmentation?

The cost of this procedure varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact Us for additional information.

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