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Butt Augmentation: What Is Fat Grafting?

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You’ve been showing up at the gym and working hard to shape and tone your backside, but targeted exercises like squats and lunges can only go so far to give you a rounded, sensual derriere. Rather than resorting to implants, consider the possibility of natural butt augmentation with fat grafting. It may take a few months to see the full results, but this process works well to provide natural definition and lift to a small backside. Read on to learn more about butt augmentation with fat grafting at Livingston Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX.

The Benefits of Fat Grafting

Fat grafting offers a more customizable approach to butt augmentation. The procedure involves harvesting fat from a secondary location on the body through liposuction, purifying it, and relocating it to the buttocks. After removing fat cells from an area like your abdomen, hips, or thighs, Dr. Chris Livingston will process the fat through a centrifuge to eliminate any oils or impurities. He then injects the purified fat in each buttock using a hollow tube, carefully distributing it evenly.

Fat grafting offers the most natural option for butt augmentation. Using your body’s fat cells rather than introducing a foreign object can eliminate any possible allergic reaction and reduce the chance of infection.  Also, fat transfer is a far less invasive process than butt augmentation with implants, which involves larger incisions, sutures, and the possibility of drains.

One potential downside to fat transfer is that not all grafted fat cells will survive in their new location. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Livingston will accommodate this by transferring more fat cells than required to achieve the perfect outcome.

What to Expect From Fat Grafting Recovery

While you recover, you’ll need to take some time off from work and avoid any physical activities that could place pressure on the affected areas. For example, you’ll want to avoid sleeping on your back during this time. Dr. Livingston will provide more information about what activities to avoid during your recovery and for how long.

You can expect swelling and bruising in the donor area and your buttocks. These side effects are completely natural and should subside in a few weeks. Fortunately, fat grafting involves your body’s natural materials, so the swelling is often more manageable than when using implants.

Is a Butt Augmentation With Fat Grafting Right for You?

Some people lack sufficient muscle density to achieve that voluptuous, round backside that looks so good in a pair of jeans. The best way to determine your candidacy for a butt augmentation is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Livingston in Houston, TX. He will discuss your goals and explain the potential risks and benefits of fat grafting. To schedule an appointment with us, call our office at (281) 501-1812 or complete our online contact form today!