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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.

 

Tummy Tuck Essentials

If you are considering getting a tummy tuck to restore the shape of your abdomen whether after significant weight loss or after child birth, there are some additional benefits you may not have even thought of.

For more information about undergoing a tummy tuck, contact Moein Surgical Arts today.

What Is It?

A tummy tuck will tighten and reshape your abdominal area and giving you a flatter and firmer midsection. During this procedure, doctors will tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess or sagging skin. Both men and women are electing to get tummy tucks, especially after major weight loss.

If you are planning to have more children, you should postpone the procedure until you are done having kids. The reason is that during surgery, muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies could separate those muscles. A tummy tuck is also not a solution to weight loss. Healthy living is the key to losing weight and a tummy tuck is only done to firm up the midsection after weight loss has been achieved.

What to Expect After Surgery

Most tummy tucks are performed as outpatient procedures and patients return home a few hours later. It is not uncommon though in some cases for surgeons to require an overnight stay, especially after an extensive tummy tuck. Because abdominal muscles are involved, recovery time can be extensive. Patients should expect to be very sore and uncomfortable for at least the first week or so.

Patients are advised to get up and walk around but should anticipate spending the first few days resting at home. If necessary, drains could be temporarily placed at the incision site to help with fluid removal. These drains are usually removed just a few days after surgery and patients are given specific instructions for how to clean the are to avoid infection.

Depending on how physically demanding your job is, most people return to work within two to four weeks. However, if you have a physically strenuous job, expect to be away for up to a month. Tummy tuck results can last for years, assuming you don’t regain significant amounts of weight. Diet and exercise can also help you to maintain your results.

The Right Medical Team

If you are considering a tummy tuck, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

If you are considering a tummy tuck, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE INTIMIDATED BY A TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE

A well-toned abdomen is something just about everyone strives for through exercise and a healthy diet. Sometimes, however, even leading the healthiest, fittest lifestyle leaves us falling short of our goal. If you want toned, flat abs and can’t seem to get rid of excess skin on your own, a tummy tuck might be exactly what you are looking for. To learn more about a tummy tuck, contact Dr. Moein today.

Surgery seems very intimidating to many people, and we understand! If you are new to cosmetic surgery and are unsure what you can expect, a surgical procedure can seem very intimidating, but you shouldn’t be intimidated by a tummy tuck. At Moein Surgical Arts, we prioritize your comfort and safety. Our goal is for you to have a great experience while providing the results you have been dreaming of.

But, first, we want to provide you with information about the tummy tuck procedure to help you decide if this is the right procedure for you.

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?

Depending on the degree of change you are seeking, there are two options: a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. If you just want correction in your lower abdomen or a small amount of correction, the mini tummy tuck is likely what you are looking for. A full tummy tuck addresses a larger area and involves removing more tissue.

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to make the abdomen thinner and firmer. It removes excess fat and skin and often restores weak or separated muscles, creating a firm and smooth abdominal profile.

Something to keep in mind, however, is that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise. A tummy tuck is supplemental to exercise and a healthy diet, and the positive outcomes of this procedure can be undone by fluctuations in your weight.

HOW DOES A TUMMY TUCK WORK?

A full tummy tuck takes roughly two to five hours to perform, beginning with a horizontal incision from one hip bone to the other. The incision lies between the pubic hairline and the bellybutton. In cases where removal of tissue from the upper abdomen is necessary, a second incision will be made.

There are several surgical methods employed during a full tummy tuck. Liposuction of underlying is performed using a cannula and medical suction. Then, the rejoining and tightening of displaced abdominal muscles in the abdominal wall is performed with internal sutures.
After the underlying tissues have been removed, excess skin is removed and the belly button is restored. At the end of the procedure, stitches, clips and other closures are used to seal the incision.

For a mini tummy tuck, only one to two hours are needed to perform and it involves a shorter horizontal incision and no second incision. This procedure involves removal of skin and fat and the tightening of ab muscle tissues, but the belly button isn’t typically affected.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

After your tummy tuck, you will wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. You should expect swelling and bruising after your surgery, as those side effects are very common, and using ice and wearing the compression garment are great ways to speed up our healing process. Your stitches will be removed at a follow-up visit after a bit of recovery.

The recovery of a mini tummy tuck is typically one to three weeks (where you will need to take off of work) while the full tummy tuck requires two to four weeks off of work. You will not be advised to engage in strenuous physical activity for at least one month after your surgery.

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If you’d like to learn more about a tummy tuck, contact our office and arrange a consultation! We will be able to answer all of your questions and design the perfect treatment plan for you.

WHAT IS THE BEST PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING MY ABDOMINAL ISSUES?

“Do I need a tummy tuck, or is liposuction enough?” This is a question that many people have when thinking about recontouring their abdomen. In order to choose your best option for correction, you first need to identify the issue you are trying to correct.

If you are bothered by the round appearance of your stomach due to the presence of excess body fat, you can take care of the issue with liposuction. However, liposuction does not tighten the skin, so if your skin has become stretched and loose, liposuction will not leave you with a tight and flat abdomen. You will need to undergo a tummy tuck to have the excess loose skin surgically removed.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein is expertly trained in both liposuction and the tummy tuck procedure and can provide you with your ideal results. If you need help improving the appearance of your abdomen, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Tummy Tuck – Body Contouring

Over time and due to events like pregnancy or extreme weight loss, the shape of the body can change. Some of these changes, like sagging skin, are unwelcome. For those who are bothered by the amount of sagging skin around their abdomen, there is the tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure that can give you a flatter, tighter stomach. Sagging skin can develop as we age or when the skin is stretched due to pregnancy or weight gain. It’s unlikely that the skin will retract fully, even with dieting or exercise.

The procedure involves an incision from hip to hip that enables excess skin to be removed and the remaining skin to be pulled taut.

Speak with Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about the results you can achieve with a tummy tuck.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation.

 

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