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. He will then use a liposuction cannula to remove the fat cells from the pre-determined areas of your body.
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 as to preserve the overall integrity of the cells.
Unlike 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 that they can reincorporate with the soft tissues of your buttock.
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 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 and butt lifts, the famous Brazilian Butt Lift in particular. With skilled hands, he can not only increase the size of your buttocks, but also create a shapelier behind. Schedule your consultation today.
During your initial consultation, Dr Ritz will help you determine whether 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:
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 following your surgery, however, 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.
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.
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.
A butt enhancement using the fat transfer method is a lot more natural; you are using your own fat, which reduces any risk of infection associated with inserting a foreign device, such as implants. This means that fat transfer is normally a safer procedure for patients, with the added bonus of having a faster recovery period. Fat transfer patients may need a second procedure in the future but implants will also need to be replaced after a certain time frame – a second procedure will be likely in both cases.
Understandably, a lot of patients are worried that they will be left with scars in the area where the fat was harvested. However, the cannulas that are used in the fat harvesting process are inserted through very small incisions. Often, these incisions are less than one centimetre in length. While the scar can appear slightly swollen and red after the procedure, this should fade during and after your recovery. In addition, scars do fade over time and will become less noticeable. There really is minimal scarring after a Brazilian butt lift, especially when compared to implant surgery.
If you sit down too soon after having a fat transfer, this can compromise the results. That is why sitting upright in a chair should be avoided right after surgery. Normally, an inflatable pillow will be recommended for a number of weeks to help make you feel comfortable and ensure that the fat transfer is not disturbed.
While you will be able to admire some of the results from buttock augmentation after the surgery, it is important to wait until the after effects diminish and the fat starts to thrive in its new location. This means that some patience is required, but it is also an exciting experience as you get to see gradual results. Be prepared to give the swelling and bruising time to subside. Patients can expect to see the full results of a Brazilian butt lift after about three months once the body recovers and adjusts to the new fat transfers.
Yes, if you gain weight, this may compromise the results that you have achieved with a fat transfer. This can include the buttock getting bigger than you had hoped. In addition, losing weight can lead to a loss of volume and a flatter shape that may not be desirable for you. It is always recommended that patients choose a Brazilian butt Lift when they are at or close to their desired weight. For the best results, patients should continue to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly after their procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift prices start from $11,950 but we will give you a more detailed quote at your initial consultation.
The healthier you are before your surgery, the better. This means that you should refrain from smoking and limit your alcohol intake for at least two prior to your butt lift as this can affect your recovery as well as your results. Dr Ritz will also provide you with a list of medications and supplements that you should refrain from taking before your surgery. It also helps to fill any prescriptions and set up a recovery area for yourself before the procedure.
The ideal option is to transfer the fat evenly across multiple layers. Adding fat below, within and above the muscle will create the most natural results. However, every patient is different. Dr Ritz will explain the different options to you following a thorough consultation.
Most patients can start exercising six to eight weeks after their surgery depending on how well their body is recovering. It’s important to give the fat cells time to stabilise before you consider exercise, especially anything that might impact the buttocks such as jogging. It’s better to get clearance from Dr Ritz before you resume your usual exercise routine.