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.

Can BBL and BL Be Done at the Same Time? Also, Can I put 53 Pounds Into My Butt

posted by ajimerson

Q:  I want to have my fat transfer to my buttocks ..But I wish to have 53 pounds transfer to my butt area is that enough for a stop traffic type of butt ? Can it be done ?I want it to be very noticeable …I’m 189 pounds 5’6 and Ive always wanted a nice butt and I also want breast lift I have big breast and there kind of heavy so they sag my bra down a bit I wish for them to stay up is it possible to get both procedure done within a two week time frame?

A:  I frequently combine breast procedures with Brazilian Butt Lifts in my Atlanta surgery center.  You should not lay on your butt for at least 2 weeks after the procedure and your chest will be sore as well.  Many of my patients have used maternity pillows to position themselves on their sides for the first weeks after surgery.  At your size, you likely have enough fat to create a VERY noticeable behind, but you can’t transfer 53 lbs to your butt safely.

Is It Possible to Get 1000 Cc’s Transfered to My Butt?

posted by ajimerson

Q: Here are some pictures, I’m 5’3 39in waist 39in hips… I carry my weight in my stomach, back and arms I want a very noticeable frame is it possible to get 1000cc transferred?

A: I think you would have a good result from a Brazilian Butt lift.  As you already know, the Brazilian Butt Lift uses fat harvested from other areas of the body to enlarge and enhance the buttocks.  I am frequently asked to transfer a certain amount of fat into each buttock.  I tell all my patients that I cannot guarantee the amount of fat that will be transferred.  This procedure is as much artistry as science and it is very difficult – even for experienced plastic surgeons – to be able to tell in advance how much fat will be needed to produce the desired result, nor can I always be sure I will be able to harvest a given amount of fat. Rather than focusing on the amount of fat you want, talk to your surgeon about the result you want.  Provide wish pictures if at all possible.  While no one can guarantee a specific post-operative appearance, an experienced plastic surgeon can give you a good idea if your goal is achievable based on examination of your butt and the amount of fat you have available.

Am I a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift? (photo)

posted by ajimerson

Q: I’m 29 5 “7” 190, and I’ve been checking out the stats for a fat transfer to the butt and hips, I’m currently living in Sioux Falls Sd, and there isn’t a single Dr close by who can do what I want. Does anyone know where I can go for a good price, and do I even qualify to receive this procedure?

A: Based on your photos I think you would have a nice result from a Brazilian Butt Lift.  As you know, the procedure uses liposuction to sculpt your midsection and harvest fat which is then injected into your buttocks to shape them.  I am suspicious that in order to have the completely flat abdomen shown in your wish picture, you may also need a tummy tuck.  You would need an exam by a board certified plastic surgeon to tell for sure.  I do not know any plastic surgeons in South Dakota.  I perform Brazilian Butt Lifts regularly in my surgery center just outside of Atlanta.

posted by ajimerson

Q:  Is 3 months 2 weeks after normal healthy delivery OK to consider BBL,i did not breastfeed at all,was back to her normal weight within 1 month post pregnancy,was back to normal activies day after deliver.is 3 months 2 weeks acceptable.

A:  I generally recommend waiting at least 6 months after delivery before any plastic surgery.  If you are breastfeeding (it sounds like you are not), you should wait until your baby is completely weaned.  Your body undergoes lots of changes during pregnancy and it takes time for you to return to your pre-pregnancy state – even if your weight is already back to baseline.  This is not written in stone, and every surgeon is different, so I would recommend a consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He or she can evaluate you and give you a recommendation

My Butt is High on my Back! With a Brazillan Butt Lift, Can This Problem Be Corrected?

posted by ajimerson

Q:  5’9 227 lbs with square butt that sits extremely high. I’ve been assured by my physician that he will be able to fix this appearance with the BBL but I’m a little uncertain. This is quite a bit of money not to get what I want.

A:  It’s hard to answer exactly without seeing a picture of you, but in general, the Brazilian Butt Lift can help with the position of the buttocks.  Fat can be added to the upper thighs lengthening your butt.  Combining this with liposuction at the top of the buttocks, the butt can be repositioned a bit lower.  Make sure you discuss your desires with your surgeon prior to your surgery date.  It is crucial that you and he or she are on the same page.