Buttock is one of the most common area where fat gets accumulated very easily. But every individual wants a perfectly shaped buttock. That is why buttock liposuction is one of the most common liposuction procedure performed to remove excessive fat and improve the shape and size of buttock. A comprehensive approach is followed by the surgeon to give perfect shape and proportion to the buttock.
Who is the Ideal candidate for Buttock Liposuction?
- Male or female with diet and exercise resistant fat pockets
- No prior liposuction surgery of the target area
- No frequent weight fluctuation
- No medical problems like diabetes, heart or lung or circulatory disease
- Have firm and elastic skin
The procedure starts with marking of the target area from where fat is to be removed. It can be performed under LA of general anesthesia depending upon the procedure opted and amount of fat to be removed.
Small incision is made in or near the buttock crease to insert a thin tube called cannula into the fatty target area. Cannula breaks up the fat deposits and this unwanted fat is then suctioned out with a powerful vacuum. Removal of fat sculpts the area to the desired proportions. The surrounding blood vessels and muscles remain unaltered in this procedure.
Buttock liposuction can be done using any of the following techniques:
- Super-wet technique
- Tumescent technique
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
Other than these, various new techniques can also be used, but the choice of technique majorly depends upon the precise target area and the amount of fat to be removed. The procedure takes around one to two hours or more in some cases.
Results of Buttock Liposuction
- Reduce size and bulk of buttock to give round, fit and toned buttocks
- Provide fine symmetry and smoothness
- Improves confidence and provide a psychological lift
Although the immediate results of surgery become visible in around two or three weeks, but the full effects may take anything between six months to a year.
Moreover, it is also important to maintain the results by following healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
Buttocks cannot be treated all evenly and no more than 40% of fat should be removed from the buttock to prevent:
- deepening of the under-buttock crease
- loss of support of the gluteus maximus muscle
- drooping of buttocks
- sagging over of the upper thigh on the back
These are the reasons due to which surgeon never complies to patients request of removal of excessive fat from the area.