During your consultation, we will discuss the procedure approach. A buttock augmentation procedure usually requires general anaesthesia, and you may need to stay overnight, but we’ll typically perform the operation as a day case.
Your surgeon will draw temporary lines to indicate the incision site. For a BBL, the markings will indicate where the surgeon will extract fat from which commonly includes the stomach, hips, thighs, knees and back via a cannula which leaves little to no scarring.
The harvested fat will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the fat and blood and purify it, which will be re-injected into the buttocks to enhance the desired shape, size, and volume. The procedure may also involve excess skin removal.
The incision will be closed with sutures which are removed several days after the operation during your follow-up appointment.
If you decide on buttock implants, the method of insertion and placement will depend on your preferences, existing shape of your buttocks, and the surgeon’s recommendation. Depending on the type of implants, they will either be enveloped in fibre casing that surrounds the buttock muscles) or within the buttock muscle.
A single two to three-inch incision is usually made overlying the tailbone, though can also be made under the buttock cheeks or in between the buttock cheeks in some cases. Through this incision, a pocket is made just large enough for the implant, where each implant will sit. Dr Yannis prefers to position the implants under the gluteal muscle to look and feel as natural and symmetrical as possible.
With a buttock lift, the incision is usually hidden within the bikini line. The operation technique varies, but it will often involve removal of excess skin which is cut in a half-moon shape (to adhere to the shape of buttocks). The skin will be lifted to a perkier position to appear smoother and tighter.