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How are Butt Lifts, Brazilian Butt Lifts and Sculptra Butt Lifts Different & What Can You Expect After Surgery?

The new millennium is here and we’re seeing more and more people desiring fuller, rounder backsides. Enter the butt lift, Brazilian butt lift and Sculptra butt lift, but what are these strange sounding procedures?

Both men and women are opting for these customizable cosmetic procedures, and they all have the same goal, which is to enhance the appearance of their figures.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery and you have your eyes on these gluteal maximizers, it helps to know all the specifics so that you can become a more knowledgeable consumer.

Here is a breakdown of these three popular treatments for securing a better-looking butt.

But first…

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Why Are There Three Different Types of Butt Augmentations?

Buttocks enhancements are becoming increasingly more popular throughout the country. Cosmetic surgeons have come up with three separate procedures because each one helps the patient achieve a different goal.

Whether you have lost a significant amount of weight, have weight to transfer to your buttocks, or you want to go the non-surgical route, there is a buttocks enhancing treatment that’s perfect for you.

When you want more size to your backside and a better shape, you have a big decision to make. Here are three cosmetic procedures explained so that you can discuss your options with your surgeon during your initial consultation.

What is a Traditional Butt Lift?

A traditional buttock lift, also referred to as a belt lipectomy, is designed to improve sagging butt and thigh skin that may have developed as a result of aging, weight loss, and/or genetics.

The effect of the procedure causes the buttocks to appear less saggy, dimpled, and wrinkled.

Who is the Typical Candidate for a Traditional Butt Lift?

The typical patient for a traditional butt lift is one that has undergone significant weight loss in the recent past. An example is someone who has had weight loss surgery and has gone on to lose 75 pounds or more. These patients have too much sag that can’t be readily overcome with fat grafting alone.

The Procedure Explained

The standard butt lift is essentially the posterior version of the tummy tuck. The surgery involves the excision or removal of excess skin, which usually occurs after a patient has lost a significant amount of weight.

The goal of the treatment is to lift the butt, but also make it rounder and fuller. This is done by removing the outer layer of excess skin, which is a process called de-epithelializing. The underlying tissue remains and is tucked down into the buttock to add volume.

The butt lift will leave a scar at the top of the buttocks, but any evidence of scarring is usually hidden by underwear or a bathing suit.

Not many patients know this, but the traditional butt lift can be combined with other procedures like the tummy tuck. When these two procedures are combined, surgeons refer to it as the Circumferential lift.

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Aside from breast augmentation and liposuction, the Brazilian Butt Lift is quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries. The procedure is an excellent way to obtain a curvy and more sensual body profile, as well as a more youthful and lifted backside.

Some patients opt for this treatment after they have lost a significant amount of weight, which leaves them feeling as though their butt is shapeless and deflated.

Who is a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You might be an ideal candidate for the BBL if you feel your butt is too small and flat, and you have a few extra pounds to spare for the fat transfer procedure.

Women with good quality skin that isn’t too loose around the buttocks area also make great candidates.

The Procedure Explained

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves the removal of fat from other parts of the body, where it is then injected into the buttocks. By using fat, the surgeon is able to sculpt the backside so that it looks proportionate and perfectly contoured.

Most surgeons will remove fat from a few different areas, including the upper and lower abdomen, love handles (flanks), and the tailbone. Some may even take fat from the upper back area.

The surgeon may also use liposuction on the buttocks region to further lift and contour the backside. The overall effect is a more contoured all-around body profile, ensuring you look terrific from all angles.

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What to Expect After Surgery?

Many patients are shocked to find that their buttocks look shockingly large immediately after surgery. This is known as post-procedure swelling. While this effect can cause the buttocks to appear asymmetrical and cartoonishly big, the swelling will diminish, especially if you follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions.

When injecting the body’s own fat into the buttocks, you can expect around 30% to 40% of the volume to reabsorb into the bloodstream. This is why your surgeon will need to go a bit bigger than the size you’re aiming for.

After surgery, you will be called back to the surgeon’s office for a six-week post-op follow up. This will let the surgeon know how much fat was retained. If you manage to keep your weight consistent during this time, the fat that wasn’t resorbed will remain and the transferred fat will act just like your own tissue.

The recovery process for the BBL is different for every patient. Your surgeon will customize a post-op care schedule that will include wearing a compression garment and other tips, such as sleeping on your stomach for a few weeks and the use of a BBL pillow when sitting for extended periods of time.

You may experience some bruising after the procedure, but any discomfort and skin discoloration will usually fade after a week or two.

Depending on what you do for a living, you could find yourself returning to work in as little as a few days, but it could take up to two weeks, depending on your situation.

In most cases, patients feel back to normal around six weeks after the procedure, after which time you can resume many of your regular activities, including exercise.

What is a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra butt lift is quickly becoming a popular alternative to both the traditional and Brazilian butt lift. The non-surgical treatment involves the use of Sculptra injections at targeted areas just under the skin. The process causes the skin to thicken in those areas and stimulates deep collagen growth. The result is a firmer and more voluptuous backside.

Who is the Right Candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra Butt Lift is recommended for patients with limited fat that can be transferred to the buttock area. By opting for this procedure, patients of most body types can enjoy fuller buttocks without having to undergo surgery.

If you wish to increase the size, volume, and shape of your buttocks without surgery, and want to enhance the contour of your backside, this treatment may be for you. The Sculptra injections can deliver proportion and contouring to your buttocks, especially to the “hip dip” area.

Benefits of the Procedure

Patients who choose Sculptra Butt Lifts enjoy natural and more subtle results when compared to both the traditional and Brazilian Butt Lift. There is no anesthesia required and both the treatment and recovery process are fast.

Furthermore, the treatment is considered safe, as the Sculptra material is easily absorbed into the body.

Overall, patients can expect the results to last for around two to five years.

The Procedure Explained

Sculptra Butt Lifts were designed to follow the trend of using injectable fillers to enhance one’s aesthetics. Injectables are popular in the face, and even the nipples and earlobes, and now they are being used to enhance backsides like never before.

The Sculptra material consists of a poly-L-lactic acid that plumps the injected area by stimulating the body’s own collagen production.

The non-surgical butt lift involves injections at strategic areas that trigger an inflammatory response in the body. Essentially, the process creates a combination of scar tissue and fresh collagen that delivers the intended effect: which is a plump, firmer, and more rounded derriere.

What to Expect After Surgery?

The prime benefit of Sculptra Butt Lifts is that there is no downtime whatsoever, as there is no anesthesia or surgery involved of any kind. You may experience soreness at the injection sites, but the discomfort will dissipate within a day or so.

Even though there is no downtime, patients should still refrain from exercising for at least 24 hours to be on the safe side.

Which Buttock Surgery is Right for You?

When deciding on a specific surgery to boost your buttocks, it all depends on the look you’re aiming for. As with any cosmetic procedure, it helps to find a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in the surgery (or non-surgery) you have in mind.

If you have lost a lot of weight, a butt lift may give you the butt you want. If you have fat to spare, a Brazilian butt lift may be more your style. Or, you may wish to have Sculptra injections for a non-surgical and temporary backside enhancing experience.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Moeinolmolki at Moein Surgical Arts.

Dr. Moein has performed thousands of weight loss and cosmetic procedures on patients just like you. The doctor is one of the few surgeons worldwide who is dually certified in both bariatric and cosmetic surgery. He will discuss your goals and keep your expectations realistic while helping you find the procedure that works best for you.

Dr. Moein and staff offer compassionate service and treatments that will give you an enviable backside. You can schedule a consultation today by calling 310-694-4486 in Encino, California.

 

How to Repair & Rejuvenate Your Skin after Sun Damage

Summer is a time for sunshine, vacation and family fun. But sometimes the memories made can also be seen on your skin. Your skin can take a major hit after a long and glorious summer. However, med spa treatments can be perfect for repairing your skin. Here are some of the best med spa treatments for combatting sun damage.

Repair Skin Tone

A nice summer glow is an obvious sign of a summer well spent. However, too much sun can create uneven skin tone and sun spots, leaving your skin feeling lack-luster. Photofacial treatments such as Lumecca IPL skin rejuvenation can help restore your skin to a healthier-looking glow. Lumecca uses intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to target skin irregularities.

Lose the Laugh Lines

Living it up can include laughter, fun and sun, and BOTOX and dermal fillers can help you deal with the after affects. Smiling and squinting can cause crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead creasing and those pesky “11” lines between the eyebrows. Sure, they’re great reminders of a good time, but so is a picture and a memory.

BOTOX can temporarily “freeze” the muscles responsible for causing these dynamic wrinkles allowing the wrinkles to relax and fade. While dermal fillers can fill the fine lines and wrinkles on the mid and lower face, and restore lost volume.

Tighten Skin

Loose and sagging skin can be a common side effect of being a habitual sun worshipper. The constant attack of UV rays can cause the skin to lose elasticity and age you prematurely. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments have shown to be very effective at tightening and firming skin and restoring elasticity.

Forma is one such med spa treatment that is used on the face and neck to address wrinkles and tighten skin. This painless, nonsurgical med spa treatment uses bipolar radio frequency to heat the targeted area and promote the body’s own collagen renewal.

If the summer sun got the best of you, there’s a med spa treatment to can fit your needs and schedule.

 

ARE NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS WORTH IT?

At Möein Surgical Arts, we offer a wide variety of non-surgical options for aesthetic rejuvenation at our med spa. Many people often wonder if non-surgical options can provide them with the results they are looking for. Although non-surgical options cannot correct the severe aesthetic issues that plastic surgery can handle, it is an excellent choice for addressing mild to moderate aesthetic flaws with ease.

We offer products like Botox and dermal fillers that can easily treat fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and harsh folds. The injection process is easy and quick and produces minimal discomfort. We also offer non-surgical body-contouring treatments that can trim those extra inches off of your figure.

If you are interested in seeing what our non-surgical treatments can do for you, contact Möein Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein will provide you with the personalized care and results you are looking for.

ARE YOUR LARGE BREASTS CAUSING YOU DISCOMFORT?

The breast reduction procedure can be performed for cosmetic and medical reasons. Women with disproportionately large breasts may be unhappy with the unbalanced appearance of their figure. Reducing their breast size will create a more proportional body with features that better complement one another.

Disproportionately large breasts can also be the source of physical pain for some women. If the breasts are too large to be properly supported by the body, it can cause muscle and joint pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. The areas under the breasts are also prone to developing rashes.

Breast reduction surgery will not only decrease the size of your breasts, it will reshape them so that they have a beautiful and natural appearance. If you would like to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction procedure, please contact Möein Surgical Arts today.

Ab Etching – Body-Sculpting Technique

Firm, sculpted abs are at the top of many people’s wish lists. Discipline and dieting can sometimes only yield limited results. To truly achieve that defined, sculpted six pack, consider ab etching.

Ab etching is a liposuction technique used to give patients those washboard abs. Traditional liposuction is great for eliminating pockets of fat, but with this technique, fat sculpting is made even more precise.

The treatment time ranges from an hour to three hours. During ab etching, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is worked through the fat layer. The minimally invasive treatment only requires two tiny incisions.

Speak with Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about the results you can achieve with ab etching.

Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.

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