Often as a result of massive weight loss caused by bariatric surgery, or simply from the loss of elasticity that comes with ageing, many people find that their buttocks have begun to visibly sag, affecting not only their appearance but also how comfortable they are in certain items of clothing. It’s in these cases that a procedure referred to as gluteoplasty can be of use.
A properly performed buttocks lift prioritises natural appearance and shape, aiming to seamlessly blend your buttocks’ new shape into your natural anatomy. Dr Milovic aims in every procedure to create the most natural and youthful look possible, avoiding the over operated look that can result from less subtle augmentations. With clinics in Victoria and the ACT, people from Hawthorn to Curtin can get the support they need when looking to enhance and sculpt their lower body. Discuss your beauty goals with us today.
BUTTOCKS LIFT TECHNIQUES
Colloquially referred to as a butt lift, gluteoplasty can be performed with a variety of techniques, helping a diverse range of patients achieve their goals:
- Fat transplantation
Also referred to as lipoinjection, this involves the transplant of fat from other parts of the body such as the hips, thighs or back into the buttocks. This has the dual effect of not only enhancing the size of the buttocks, but giving it greater prominence by reducing the size of surrounding elements. Scarring is minimal as the fat is injected using a fine gauge cannula through a short and narrow incision. While the body may resorb some of the injected fat that may require additional treatments, many patients report a significant aesthetic improvement after lipoinjection.
- Gluteal implants
A longer-term solution which offers patients a longer period between revisions, gluteal implants are similar to breast implants, involving placing a sac of silicone elastomer filled with silicone gel or saline inserted under the gluteus maximums muscle. This procedure is ideal for individuals without the fat stores required for lipoinjection, but does result in more visible scarring than the fat transplantation process. Like breast implants, gluteal implants may require revision in 5, 10 or 20 years, depending on your unique circumstances.
- Body contouring
Where the other two techniques involve adding volume to the buttocks, body contouring sculpts and lifts. Here the goal is to minimise sagging through the removal of excess skin and fat, resulting in a perter, more rounded and youthful appearance. Here the surgeon rearranges muscle and fat tissue that may have taken on an undesirable shape. Useful for both patients having undergone massive weight loss and those with naturally flat, under-projected buttocks, body contouring helps to give your buttocks a natural curvature.
Discuss your circumstances with us
Dr Milovic’s two clinics in Malvern, Melbourne, and Deakin, Canberra, help people across Australia’s south-east achieve their unique aesthetic goals. Book an initial consultation with us today to explore your options. Call your nearest clinic, or make a general enquiry via our contact page.