Who doesn’t want a higher, tighter and rounder derriere? Buttock augmentation is quickly becoming a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure in Houston. Dr. Anthony Nikko, Board Certified Dermatologist and distinguished Cosmetic Surgeon, has been artistically performing Buttock Augmentation procedures in Houstonfor over a decade to achieve the most natural look. The size and fullness of any buttocks can be enhanced, enlarged or lifted with either the Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer technique or also with Buttock Implants, similar to the implants used for breast augmentation.Dr. Nikko is one of the few experts to perform the state-of-the-art FAMI (Fat Auto Muscle Injection) technique to the buttocks, a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that corrects volume deficiencies through the transfer of fat tissue. The fat tissue is removed from other parts of the body via liposuction, harvested, centrifuged and then injected using a specially designed cannula to place the fat autograft into the vascular muscle bed. Buttock Augmentation via FAMI – commonly known as fat injections – is one of Dr. Nikko’s favorite procedures due to its dramatic and long-lasting results.
Enhancing the buttock involves removing your own fat from other areas of the body via liposuction and then transferring the processed fat into the buttocks muscle to increase the gluteus volume. The fat removed is automatically harvested and centrifuged to cleanse the cells that will be reinserted. Dr. Nikko uses a special cannula to insert the fat autograft into the gluteus muscle, in order to contour the desired shape and size. The fullness and projection of the buttocks is greatly increased by laying many fine layers of micro-fat grafts throughout the thickness of the muscle and the subcutaneous tissue. Because fat is a living organism in your body some does reabsorb, therefore fat injections might need to be repeated to obtain or keep desired results. All buttock augmentations are conducted under general anesthesia and are considered outpatient procedures.
Dr. Nikko will listen to your expectations and concerns and share with you before and after images of patients that have undergone a Buttock Enhancement procedure. Dr. Nikko will discuss with you what you can expect from a Buttock Enhancement procedure based on your specific body size, shape, skin elasticity, texture and general health. Setting realistic goals and understanding your options is critical to a good result. Dr. Nikko will discuss the risks of the procedure and share with you the details of the procedure itself.
If Dr. Nikko determines that fat transfer or fat grafting is the right procedure for you, he will look for areas of the body with the greatest concentration of fat deposits. During your Buttock Augmentation procedure Dr. Nikko will remove the excess fat and re-implant that same fat into the buttock.
Fat Transfer or Fat Injections are also utilized for corrective purposes such as to diminish unsightly dimples in the buttock, thigh area, abdomen and any other parts of the body, to correct asymmetry or to repair facial scars due to acne and other skin issues. Fat Transfer via FAMI injections is also used to correct volume underneath the eyes by filling in the hallowing effect from stress or age and for facial rejuvenation due to loss of volume from age or weight loss. Visit the FAMI or facial rejuvenation page for more information on this procedure for the face.
Patients can expect the buttock area to be sore and numb with light swelling and bruising. Dr. Nikko and his staff recommend that patients refrain from any heavy lifting or any activity that would place unnecessary strain in and around the buttock area. Patients should avoid sleeping on their back and or sitting down for long periods of time only for the first few days. You can expect minor scarring where the fat was removed and at the area where the fat was injected. Most scars completely fade with time and the proper aftercare.
How long will I have to wait to see my results from Buttock Augmentation surgery?
Results from Buttock Augmentation through fat grafting are immediate. However the ideal final results will not be visible until swelling and soreness have fully subsided.
How long before I am able to return to work after my Buttock Augmentation surgery?
Patients with desk jobs should be able to return to work and resume normal activities within a week to ten days. Professions that require strenuous physical activity should allow for extra healing time depending on the specific job requirements. Dr. Nikko will guide each patient in the recovery process and when to resume regular work and extracurricular activities.
Dr. Nikko usually recommends combining the Buttock Augmentation with other cosmetic enhancements such as Mommy Makeover, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck or Breast Augmentation procedures. All cosmetic enhancement procedures at Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center are not covered by insurance carriers; patients must finance all procedures independently.
If you are self-conscious about the size and shape of your buttocks and want your clothes to look and feel great, contact Dr. Anthony Nikko today and schedule your consultation with one of Houston’s leading Buttock Augmentation cosmetic surgeons.