Buttocks Enhancement

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Buttocks enhancement, also known as gluteal augmentation, is a surgical procedure used to improve both the shape and size of a patient’s backside. Buttocks enhancement in Seattle with Dr. Alvina Won is achieved through fat transfer, where fat from other parts of your body will be used to add natural-looking volume to your buttocks. This procedure is also called a Brazilian butt lift (BBL).

Buttocks Enhancement Through Fat Transfer

The shape and contour of your buttocks is mostly determined by genetics and how and where your body stores fat. Some women have more of an “apple” shape and their fat is stored mainly in the abdominal region. Others have a “pear” shape and store their fat in the buttocks, hips, and thighs.

Diet and exercise can certainly help to maintain a healthy weight and to keep the body toned, but a lot of women still have flatter buttocks without much shape and exercise is not going to change that.

Buttocks Enhancement Before & After

A Buttocks enhancement through fat transfer is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can reshape the buttocks and provide you with more curve and shape. It also helps to provide more balance between the upper and lower body.

What to Expect During a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

At the start of your BBL procedure, anesthesia will be administered. Buttocks enhancement surgery can be performed using general or local anesthesia.

Dr. Won will identify the ideal type of anesthesia for your needs by considering several factors, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Volume of fat being transferred
  • Number of incisions needed

In this procedure, liposuction is used to take fat from other parts of the body such as the belly, hips, or thighs and transferred to the buttocks area to add more volume and shape. Not only will this provide shape to the buttocks, it can also reduce fat pockets on the area(s) where the fat is taken from.

Very small incisions are used during liposuction; these are just large enough to enable the cannula or suction tube to go under the skin and reach the fat. Once the fat is extracted from another part of the body, it is purified and prepared for transfer, and then injected into specified points on the buttocks which will improve the shape and increase volume. The fat will be grafted in layers at multiple levels using a cannula to make sure it’s deposited smoothly and evenly.

While this procedure does add more volume and shape, ideally you need to have good skin tone and elasticity for the skin to mold to the fat. If you have a lot of sagging skin on your buttocks, a posterior (butt) lift can also be done simultaneously to provide optimal results.

Dr. Won is an accredited cosmetic surgeon and has been specially trained for this procedure. You can learn more about the risks, costs, and what to expect during recovery at the time of your consultation with Dr. Won.

Are you a Candidate for Buttocks Enhancement?

Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. If you are in the process of losing weight, it is best to wait until you have reached your goal weight before undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure. Additionally, if you are still planning on having children, it is best to wait until you have had your child and recovered from the pregnancy. The reason for this is because weight fluctuations can affect the long-lasting benefits that are gained from having cosmetic surgery.

How to Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift

Preparing for buttocks enhancement surgery involves taking up habits that contribute to better post-surgical results. You will be advised to avoid drinking alcohol, to drink plenty of water, and to follow a nutritious diet. Additionally, if you are currently a smoker, you will need to stop completely prior to undergoing any type of procedures since smoking can affect both the healing process and the outcome of cosmetic surgery.

We will provide instructions and assistance with planning for your recovery, which is an essential part of getting ready for your BBL. Stocking your kitchen with easy-to-prepare, healthy meals, arranging for transportation home after your procedure, and coordinating time off with your employer are just a few things you will need to do in the weeks leading up to your surgery.

Also, it is important that you have a positive attitude and a realistic outlook about what surgery can do for you. An unhealthy lifestyle and poor overall health and fitness can wreak havoc on your appearance.

Healing and Recovery

You’ll be required to wear special post-surgical elastic garments during recovery to keep your backside area compressed. Dr. Won will advise you regarding how long you will need to wear these, as well as when it will be okay for you to return to your normal level of activity and work.

Normal symptoms after the surgery include a degree of pain, swelling, bruising, and fluid drainage. Dr. Won will recommend ways to manage these issues and give you detailed instructions about your post-surgical care.

Buttocks Enhancement Cost

Insurance does not cover the cost of buttocks enhancement. However, there are surgeons like Dr. Won who offer patient financing plans to make the procedure more affordable.

The overall price of fat transfer to the buttocks typically depends on the extent of the surgery, along with how much fat is being transferred to achieve your desired results.


Contact Us to Learn More

Your Buttocks Enhancement will be performed at Eviva Surgery Center located in Shoreline. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation, so you can learn more about buttocks enhancement in Seattle and find out how this popular procedure can benefit you.

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