When you arrive for your surgery, Dr Ritz will prepare you for your fat graft by marking the areas on your buttocks that you wish to contour, as well as the areas he will take the fat from; usually, the abdomen, flanks, back or thighs.
Once asleep, Dr Ritz will carefully make the necessary incisions to extract the fat cells. From the pre-determined stubborn fatty areas on your body, he will use a liposuction cannula to remove the fat cells.
These cells will then be prepared as grafts and precisely placed into the buttock. The procedure is fairly complex, as the fat must be harvested quickly so to preserve the overall integrity of the cells.
Unlike with ordinary liposuction, a fat transfer won’t disrupt the fat cell’s membrane and will produce living fat cells. Dr Ritz and his team of specialists will effectively insert the live fat cells so they can reincorporate with the soft tissues of your buttock.
Buttock Enhancement via Fat Transfer
There are many reasons that people may wish to undergo a buttock enhancement, but the most common reasons are to add shape and volume.
Until recently, implants were the only way to address these concerns. Now, implants are becoming less popular as people are finding more-natural looking results with a fat transfer to the buttock.
Also referred to as a buttock augmentation with autologous fat transfer, this procedure includes removing fat from one area of the body and placing it onto the buttock.
Dr Morris Ritz is one of the only surgeons in the Melbourne area who performs these fat transfers. With skilled hands, he can not only increase the size of your buttocks, but also help to create a shapelier behind. Schedule your consultation today.
Are You a Good Candidate
During your initial consultation, Dr Ritz will help to determine if this procedure is right for you. As an alternative to implants or injectables, a buttock enhancement is a great way to improve irregularities and enhance the overall appearance of your buttock.
We find that the best candidates are those who are in fairly good health and are within 10-15 kilograms of their ideal weight. This is an important rule of thumb since patients with low body fat percentages don’t tend to have enough excess fat to remove.
A fat transfer to the buttock is ideal for you if you wish to:
- Round out the buttocks
- Balance out a disproportionately large upper body
- Decrease the waist-to-hip ratio without adding overall body mass
At this visit, you are also encouraged to ask Dr Ritz any additional questions. He will gladly take the time necessary to thoroughly explain the scope of the procedure, as well as address your individual concerns.
Following the procedure, you will be closely monitored until you are awake. Prior to your departure, you will be given detailed instructions for your post-operative care.
You can expect some bruising, as well as swelling, these symptoms should subside within 2-4 weeks.
Dr Ritz wants to see his patients comfortable, so he will likely prescribe a pain medication for your mild discomfort. You can also expect to wear a compression garment for 6-8 weeks post operatively day and night.
We will see you for follow-up appointments to ensure the recovery is going well.
The results from your fat transfer will most likely be immediate, but the initial swelling may keep you from noticing your improved appearance. Once the bruising subsides, you will be left with a beautiful behind that is proportionately shaped with your desired volume.
While results from a buttock fat transfer will be long-lasting, they won’t be permanent. Since we can’t stop the ageing process, lost volume may lead you to have another fat-grafting procedure down the road.
Overall results can vary, depending on the skill level of your plastic surgeon. When you receive a fat transfer from Dr Ritz, you can expect a compassionate care and a precise hand.
Making the choice to receive a cosmetic procedure can be intimidating but Dr Ritz will thoroughly discuss what happens during surgery, how to care for yourself following the procedure, as well any risks and complications involved.
If you’re ready to plump up your behind, give us a call on (03) 8692 5566 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr Ritz.