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    Butt Implants vs. Fat Grafting for Buttock Augmentation

    Fat grafting for buttock augmentation has emerged over the years as a sought-after procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon. The procedure offers more versatility to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks as needed. Another alternative for buttock augmentation is butt implants, which involves surgical insertion of synthetic implants to increase buttock size.

    During the initial consultation, the body contouring surgeon will discuss the benefits and limitations of both treatment options, and help the patient make the best decision according to their cosmetic needs. Perspicacious and cutting edge plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides buttock augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations in this part of the mighty state of Georgia.


    Fat Grafting Buttock Augmentation

    Augmenting the buttocks with harvested fat involves three steps. In the first stage, the surgeon will remove surplus fat from donor sites in the body through liposuction. The second step will be to separate the purified fat to be used for transfer to the buttocks. The final stage is injecting the fat into the gluteal region to enhance the appearance of the buttocks.

    An experienced cosmetic surgeon may often recommend this procedure over butt implants because of its inherent advantages. It involves liposuction, which will provide an incidental benefit of improving body contours in areas where excess fat deposits are present. The fat transfer to the gluteal region will create fuller, rounder buttocks and allow the surgeon to enhance their shape and symmetry.

    An ideal surgical approach to fat transfer buttock augmentation would be to perform a full liposuction of the abdomen and waist, and any other sites if necessary. This can take several inches off the waist and create a slimmer, more youthful abdominal area. This also provides for sufficient fat to create augmented buttock appearance as desired. The surgeon will inject the fat through very small, well-hidden incisions, which are less than 1cm in length. This will create minimal to no visible scarring.


    Butt Implant Surgery

    Butt implants are a prosthesis that can be surgically inserted to add volume to the buttocks. Butt implants are usually filled with solid silicone, which is a durable material that resists rupturing, spilling, and deflating from exposure to pressure. Durability is vital as butt implants experience heavy weight each time a person sits down.

    The challenge with butt implants is that they have more risks and complications associated with the procedure than in case of fat transfer buttock augmentation. Implant shifting or displacement, capsular contracture, or implant rupture are risks uniquely related to an implant procedure. These risks do not exist in case of fat transfer surgery.

    Even in aesthetic terms, the final appearance and feel in case of butt implants is likely to be significantly less natural than the results obtained through fat grafting. Even with a successful butt implant placement, the life of the implants is limited typically to eight to 12 years after the surgery.

    Accomplished and profound plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other cities and towns in this region of the southeast for fat transfer or grafting buttock augmentation and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

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