Buttock Augmentation Questions

Hourglass Body Shape?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  I am 20 years old. I have been considering plastic surgery for some time now but I am afraid that i wont get the results I desire. I am a very pettite woman I weight 12o, and I am 5’3. I have very boyish hips, no bootie at all. I want an Hourglass shape with nice feminie hips and a Nice round butt. My question is would i be able to have wide feminie hips after? What kind of implants do you use for the butt area and what are the risks?

A: It’s a little hard to get a good view from your pictures, but based on what I see, I think you would be a good candidate for fat grafting to the butt and hips.  I would perform liposuction on your midsection – abdomen, flanks and lower back – then use that harvested fat to fill out your butt and hips.  I think you would have a great outcome!  You could certainly consider butt implants (they are silicone), but that will not address your hips or midsection.  The Brazilian Butt lift (fat grafting) is my preferred method to give an hourglass shape – it includes liposuction to address unwanted fat stores and gives a very natural look.

Will I Be Able to Do Workouts for my Butt (Squats, Lunges) Normally After Butt Implants?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  Will I Be Able to Do Workouts for my Butt (Squats, Lunges) Normally After Butt Implants? Can It Also Get Bigger and Firmer?

A:  After you have recovered, you can resume working out – including workouts for your butt.  Talk to your surgeon about how long he or she would like you to wait.  I caution my butt implant patients about avoiding heavy weights when working out their butts after surgery.  My concern is that strenuous workouts could cause the implant pocket to expand and this could lead to shifting of the implant.

I Am Interested in Having an Hour Glass Curvy Shape with the Least Scarring Possible?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  Im 29 and had 2 kids via c-sections. I was at 252lbs and lost 77lbs in last 3yrs. I have typical latin shape big lower body/small upper body. No matter how much cardio/weights I do stomach/ butt/thighs dont budge. Do you recommend I have a brazilian butt lift which lipos my problem areas and give me the look I want or would lipo not take care of the stomach due to pregnancy or would I benefit from a tummy tuck? The stretchmarks dont bug me just dont want the skin on tummy to sag after lipo. HELP

A:  The Brazilian Butt Lift is a great procedure for creating the hourglass shape you desire.  You could harvest fat from your abdomen and flanks and use that to give your butt fullness and shape.  You could certainly add on additional areas of liposuction (like thighs) if you like.  It is tough to assess your skin quality from your photos (they are a bit dark).  During a consultation, your plastic surgeon can tell you whether or not you need a tummy tuck.  I often perform BBL and tummy tuck together in my Atlanta surgery center.

Enough Fat for BBL?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  Hi, I’m 5 8 – 5 9″ and weight 140 pounds I had been trying to gain weight but can’t put more than 15 pounds…so I’m 152 pounds now and would like to know if I have enough fat for BBL. Thanks

A: Based on your pictures, I think you could have a nice result from a Brazilian Butt Lift!  It looks like you have harvestable fat on your abdomen, flanks and thighs.  It would be a good idea to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon for a consult to discuss your desired result.

BBL Before or After Pregnancy?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  Hi! I really really REALLY am in a dilemma- where I feel the BBL is something I truly want within the next 6-8 months. I absolutely… POSITIVELY would prefer to do this now, however god willing, I will likely attempt to experience healthy pregnancy and childbirth within the next 3-5 years. With my overwhelming desire to complete this procedure now, what are your honest recommendations (I will absolutely follow the recommendations of the physicians advice on this matter)

A:  If you had said you were planning a pregnancy this year, I would advise waiting until after childbirth, but since you are planning to have kids in 3-5 years, I don’t see why you can’t have a BBL now.  Neither liposuction nor fat transfer will affect your fertility and those surgeries do not pose a risk to future pregnancies.  Pregnancy does change your body.  One of the reasons many plastic surgeons counsel women to wait until after childbearing to have surgery is that pregnancy can “undo” the effect of the surgery. There is no predicting how your body will change during pregnancy and you may desire another procedure after you are done having kids.