Butt Augmentation (Gluteoplasty with Fat Transfer – Brazilian Butt Lift) – Los Alamitos, CA

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About Butt Augmentation

In some situations, the size you want your buttocks to be simply isn't obtainable due to genetics, regardless of the number of squats you do. In these circumstances, a gluteoplasty can assist you in obtaining a more proportional and sensual body shape. Plastic surgeon William P. Aiello performs butt augmentation, also known as gluteoplasty, using autologous fat transfer to volumize the look of your rear end by increasing the curves. This procedure, often referred to as a Brazilian butt lift, uses your own natural fatty tissue, such as from your hips or abdomen, and transfers it to your buttocks to restore contour. Men and women today wish for the sexy appearance of a larger bottom, and Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA is excited to provide butt augmentation surgery. If you dream of a more voluptuous backside, Dr. Aiello can build a unique treatment plan that will help you meet your goals. Call our practice to find out more about gluteoplasty.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates have lost shape and volume in their buttocks or have concerns with their buttocks appearing flat, saggy, asymmetrical, or disproportional. You also must have enough donor fat to transfer. During your consultation, Dr. Aiello will gauge how much fat he can harvest via liposuction to then use for your fat transfer. Unfortunately, very thin patients with low body fat are not great candidates, as they do not have enough body fat to use. Individuals all around Los Alamitos, CA regularly consult with Dr. Aiello to gain more information about gluteoplasty. Ideal butt augmentation candidates typically:

  • Are healthy overall
  • Have lost shape or volume in their buttocks
  • Dream of a more curvaceous or fuller backside
  • Have enough donor fat in other areas of the body
  • Do not have any circulation problems, either from medical conditions or smoking

Surgical Technique

Ocean Plastic Surgery Center is proud to offer butt augmentation through autologous fat transfer to help meet your aesthetic goals. Including the liposuction and transfer injections, butt augmentation can take several hours. During this procedure, fat is harvested from one part of your body with liposuction and then purified. Then, the purified fat is examined to choose the best cells to prepare for transfer. Dr. Aiello then uses specially designed needles to carefully and strategically inject the fat into your buttocks. Gluteoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure and performed under general anesthesia, eliminating the need for overnight observation.

What to Expect

After your surgery, it is normal to feel minor pain and experience bruising and/or swelling for several days. Depending on how much fat is transferred into your buttocks, Dr. Aiello will tell you how long you should avoid sitting for long periods of time or sleeping on your back. For most patients, this lasts at least two weeks. You will also need to wear a special compression garment that is modified for your specific sculpted areas. You are typically able to return to daily activities after a few weeks, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks. Dr. Aiello is experienced in the use of fat grafting for a fuller backside so patients are usually thrilled to find that their scars are extremely faint. As the incisions are very small and made discreetly in the natural crease of the gluteus, you will feel even more confidence in your bikinis knowing that your scars are not noticeable. To preserve results, you should maintain a stable weight through healthy diet and exercise. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a butt augmentation procedure cost?
Your cost for butt augmentation surgery will vary, depending on several aspects. In your consultation, a personalized surgical plan will be made to match your goals and budget. Ocean Plastic Surgery Center takes several payment methods, including low-interest financing, to help your surgery be easier to afford.

Is a fat transfer permanent? 
It is important to note that not all of the transferred fat will establish a blood supply and survive. However, all of the fat that survives is firmly reestablished in the new areas. There is a limit to how much fat can be safely injected into one area. It cannot be overdone in the hopes that there is a higher fat-survival rate. The amount of fat that remains over time varies from patient to patient. Usually, we can expect about 70% of the fat to stay in the area, and the other 30% will likely be absorbed back into the body. It is sometimes necessary to repeat the fat grafting procedure several times to achieve the desired result, especially for those seeking a dramatic projection.

Will weight gain affect my results?
Significant weight gain or loss is likely to alter the appearance of your butt augmentation surgery. Because living fat tissue is transferred, it will grow or shrink according to weight gain or loss, but the fat cells always remain. Also, the fat cells are usually taken from areas that are more resistant to diet and exercise (like the abdomen, hips, and thighs). Therefore, it is very common for the gained weight to go to your butt. Dr. Aiello suggests you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly to preserve the outcomes of your butt augmentation surgery.

What can I expect during my recovery?
In the first few weeks after your augmentation, you might feel mild to moderate discomfort while you heal. You should avoid prolonged sitting, sleeping on your back, and strenuous activity until you have approval from Dr. Aiello. In addition, you need to schedule follow-up visits during your recovery so that he can examine your buttocks to check that you are healing correctly.

What is the difference between a butt augmentation and a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a type of butt augmentation. Some butt augmentation procedures use silicone implants to add volume while a BBL (Brazilian butt lift) uses fat transferred from a different area of the body to the butt. Good candidates for a BBL need to have enough excess fat to reach their goals. Dr. Aiello only uses the fat transfer (BBL) technique because it gives the most natural-looking results to areas with loss of volume and can even out fat distribution and fill deep dents. 

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Average Cost  
From $5,000
Recovery Time  
7 – 10 Days
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 4 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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a rounder, shapelier bottom

Despite your efforts, if you cannot obtain the rear end you desire, you may be an ideal candidate for butt augmentation surgery or a Brazilian butt lift. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aiello can help devise an individualized plan that fits your body type and meets your aesthetic goals. Call Ocean Plastic Surgery Center to arrange an appointment with Dr. Aiello today.

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