General information about buttock augmentation in Newport Beach
With the increasing public awareness and knowledge of buttock reshaping procedures, ever more patients are requesting buttock enhancement surgeries to achieve rounder, more projected, and curvaceous buttocks.
Buttock shape is influenced by a number of factors that include genetics, gender, race, age, and weight. Some people have small or large buttocks that are genetically coded. For others, the buttock shape and size may reflect their racial background. Weight can also influence and affect the volume and shape of the buttocks and surrounding anatomy. Other factors such as aging, pregnancy, and weight loss play important roles in the buttock form. Aging results in a mild degree of fat loss from the buttocks with skin and connective tissue laxity. The buttocks are thus loose and saggy. Similarly, after pregnancy, many women experience some fat loss from their buttocks. On the other hand, massive weight loss patients experience significant deflation of the buttock region as well as the rest of their body. The deflated buttocks are typically loose and saggy.
Who can benefit from buttock augmentation surgery?
Patients present for buttock enhancement with different concerns. Each patient has different needs and requests. Some will need buttock reduction while others request buttock augmentation and reshaping. For others, a combination of buttock reduction with lift or buttock augmentation with lift will be more appropriate. In recent years, Dr. Agha has developed signature buttock augmentation and reshaping procedures. These include:
Buttock Lift - This procedure involves removal of excess skin from the upper buttocks and lower back to correct for buttock looseness and sagging.
Buttock Augmentation - This procedure can be performed by using silicone buttock implants or your own fat. The latter procedure is known as buttock fat transfer or the Brazilian Butt Lift. Due to the risk of complications and problems with use of buttock implants, most of our Orange County patients elect to have buttock augmentation with their own fat.
Buttock Reduction and Lift - This procedure involves removal of excess tissue from the buttocks and lower back along with tightening of the buttocks.
Buttock Augmentation and Lift - In this procedure, buttock augmentation is achieved with use of your own lower back fat while the butt is lifted to achieve a smoother contour.
How much does buttock augmentation costs?
The costs associated with buttock augmentation and enhancement depend on the approach needed to give you optimal results.
What are the intended results of buttock augmentation surgery with Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Agha?
You will notice a more balanced look to your buttocks and a more sensuous backside. Following buttock augmentation and enhancement procedures, many patients experience an immediate improvement in self-esteem and discover a greater self-confidence.
What type of anesthesia is used for buttock augmentation surgery?
Buttock augmentation and enhancement is performed under general anesthesia in a surgery center or at Hoag Hospital. Dr. Agha will take 2 to 3 hours to complete the surgery. Buttock augmentation and enhancement is is highly individualized and demands particular attention to the patient's body type.
What happens after my buttock augmentation surgery?
After Buttock augmentation, the incisions are covered with light dressings. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade within a few months.
When I can return to work and regular activities after buttock augmentation? What restrictions will I have?
Some bruising and swelling may be present within the first week or so after buttock augmentation surgery. Depending on the type of buttock enhancement, 2 to 3 weeks of recovery may be needed. Patients typically return to work when all discomfort has subsided.
Is buttock augmentation surgery typically covered by insurance?
Buttock augmentation or enhancement procedures are unlikely to be covered by insurance.