2. You buttock's structural anatomy is also an important factor. A V-shaped buttock typically requires more fat transfer to achieve a satisfactory improvement than an A-shaped buttock. Transferred fat cells need to grow their own blood supply from the surrounding buttock tissues in order to survive. In order for this to happen, the transferred fat cells need to be gently interwoven between your buttocks' living cells to survive. Therefore, each person's buttocks can only receive a certain amount of fat, and exceeding that amount will not be effective. A generous amount of fat is typically transferred at the time of surgery, knowing that some of the fat will go away during the recovery period.
Great question! Without seeing you it is difficult to make an accurate assessment. However as a general rule, the maximum amount of liposuction that can be performed in an outpatient setting, is around 5 liters due to the vast amount of fluid shift. After filtration of the fluid, blood, devitalized fat cells, and lipids, generally you are left with about 2 liters of mature viable fat for injection. Which means 1 liter to each side - which is a lot. Take into account that you will loose anywhere from 20-40% of the volume so now we are at about 600-800cc's that will remain...that is with a maximum of 5 liter of liposuction. If you have more than 5 liters of fat, then you may need to undergo this procedure a second time in order to harvest more fat for injection.
Any licensed physician can perform liposuction, but it’s usually performed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists in their offices with local anesthesia, though it may be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. No special training is required, though some doctors’ professional associations recommend it. When choosing a doctor, you may want to consider whether they have had specific training for liposuction and how many they have performed.
I can assure you that if you are seeing a Facial Plastic Surgeon or General Plastic Surgeon, there is a high probability you are seeing a surgeon who has excelled academically and clinically in Medical School, Residency, and post-residency training. Both specialties have a very high percentage of Alpha Omega Alpha graduates, and both specialties are highly sought after as residencies, and therefore highly competitive. These attributes definitely don't assure good technical skill or an artistic/aesthetic sensibility, but they are a good start.
The American Board of Medical Specialities ONLY recognizes the American Board of Plastic Surgery as a member board performing cosmetic surgery. Many other types of surgeons like Dermatologists and ENT surgeons, etc have created NON-member boards such as the Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and Board of Cosmetic Surgery in an effort to confuse patients.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by burns; traumatic injuries, such as facial bone fractures and breaks; congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palates or cleft lips; developmental abnormalities; infection and disease; and cancer or tumors. Reconstructive plastic surgery is usually performed to improve function, but it may be done to approximate a normal appearance.
Fat transfer to buttock involves harvesting fat from sites where it is in abundance such as your abdomen or thighs. The site from which the fat is harvested is known as the donor site. Tumescent anesthesia is employed to numb the donor site and your buttocks. The fat is then harvested via a process known as tumescent liposuction. The harvested fat is purified before it is transferred to the receptor site. The survival rate of the fat cells at the receptor site greatly depends on the technique used. For some patients, excess fat can be harvested in large amounts and then preserved till when it would be needed.
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Cost of Liposuction is an important factor when considering liposuction surgery. However, the quality of liposuction is more important than the liposuction cost. If the ultimate goal of liposuction is to have a happy patient, then the surgeon’s expertise and experience are probably more important than finding the cheapest liposuction surgeon. Liposuction prices are important, but it is not the most important factor to considering lipo surgery. Be careful not to put your body on the “Discount Rack”.
So when selecting your surgeon, ensure they have experience in the procedure you are electing to undergo. You should ensure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Avoid slogans from surgeons who advertise that they do only faces because the reality is they are only capable of performing facial surgery. Instead rely on their credentials such as training, ask your colleagues / friends, and other physicians for recommendations for a plastic surgeon. There are good and bad plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons, so doing your homework and avoiding aggressive sale pitches will improve the chances of achieveing what you hope for. Thus, by default facial plastic surgeons only can perform cosmetic surgery on the face. Most Plastic Surgeon have been trained to sculpt, transform, and mold the head, neck, and body.
Potential candidates should also have adequate fat reserves for transfer. This becomes especially important when one considers the anticipated rate of fat resorption and graft loss. I typically recommened patients aim for at least 500 cc transferred per cheek. This would amount to 1 liter of fat (not lipoaspirate) after processing. Candidates with inadequate fat reserves are likely to be disappointed with their ultimate volume once healing is complete.
Fat transfer is an excellent treatment option for patients that feel hesitant about undergoing a breast or buttocks augmentation procedure that uses artificial implants. In addition to addressing patients’ reservations about plastic surgery, fat transfer procedures are often safer and more effective because the body is less likely to reject its own fat than a foreign substance. This smooth integration into the body’s pre-existing tissues also means that the results of treatment are able to last for years after a procedure, often significantly longer than other methods. Because fat, a substance already present in the breasts and buttocks, is used to augment them, the results of this procedure are often more natural-looking than other alternatives.
The total cost for lipo surgery is the sum of the non-surgical fee plus one or more surgical fees. The non-surgical fees include the cost of the operating room, nursing staff, pre-operative laboratory tests, post-operative garments and supplies. The surgical fees represent the prices for lipo surgery of each individual area. For example, the total cost for liposuction of the hips, outer thighs and buttocks might be the sum of the surgical fees for hips ($3,400), outer thighs ($3,000), and buttocks ($2,000), plus non-surgical fee ($1,600), which equals $9,200. However, many doctors will bundle these up so you could be looking at a lower cost.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken notes in a RealSelf Q&A that “By nature, surgery causes soreness, and patients are usually restricted from full workouts for a period of time after surgery. This explains the weight gains often noticed immediately afterward.” But it’s important to get back into the habit as soon as you’re able. “Some patients gain a false sense of confidence after their liposuction procedure,” he says. “If anything, patients should plan on being more active and healthier about their eating habits after surgery than they were before.”
Facial plastic surgeons usually are trained with 1-2 years of general surgery, then 3-4 years of head and neck surgery (also known as ear, nose, and throat surgery, including facial plastic and reconstructive surgery), followed by an optional year of facial plastic surgery fellowship. Facial plastic surgeons are qualified to perform plastic surgical procedures from the neck up (rhinoplasty, eye lid surgery, face lift, etc.)
Plastic surgeon generally undergo more training in cosmetic plastic surgery than facial plastic surgeons, especially if they complete an aesthetic fellowship. Plastic surgeons complete 3-5 years of training in general surgery after which they complete 2-3 years of training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Often many plastic surgeons complete an extra year of fellowship training after the plastic surgery residency. During their experience, they learn from a number of experts in plastic surgeons.
Thank you for your question its hard to answer your question without pictures or an evaluation. I my experience the more fat transferred the better results. Areas to consider would be your abdomen, back bra rolls and flanks at times Inner Thighs and Knees. This would be based on your current projection and how much fat you have to give. Removing the fat from the back bra rolls and waist alone can greatly improve your overall shape and enhance your curves. Once your waistline is more defined like an hourglass you will be able to see your buttock shape. Then once the fat is transferred to the buttock you will get more projection. It's best to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to get an examination to assess the areas and outcome. Best of luck.