Dr. Hendricks performs Buttock Augmentation procedures for patients from Lumberton, NC , Fayetteville and Pinehurst.
For years many women have been unhappy with the size, shape or flabby appearance of their buttocks. They have tried exercise to enhance the shape of their buttocks with little or no success. Many feel that their jeans just don’t fit right, they don’t look good in a bathing suit or their buttocks are disproportionate to the rest of their body.
Until recently changing the shape of one’s buttocks was something only celebrities even considered. Now Buttock Augmentation is becoming one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. It has both men and women thinking of lifting, sculpting or augmenting their buttocks into a more desirable shape.
What is Buttock Augmentation?
Dr. Andrew Hendricks performs Buttock Augmentation for patients in North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding states as an enhancement procedure to improve the overall look, shape and size of the buttocks. Enlargement of the butt is traditionally accomplished with liposuction and fat transplantation to sculpt the buttock area. Silicone implants have fallen out of favor and are generally not used nor necessary..
During your consultation, Dr. Andrew Hendricks will review your medical history and decide if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Hendricks will explain your treatment options and recommend which procedures will provide your desired results. In addition, realistic expectations are explained and surgical procedures are discussed along with their risks and benefits, as well as your post surgery recovery. The procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis in our AAAHC accredited surgical facility.
How long is the procedure?
Buttock Augmentation surgery usually takes 2 – 3 hours. Most patients arrive around 8:30 am and leave before 1:00 pm.
The most frequent procedure used to improve the overall look, shape and size of the buttocks is fat transplantation. It is sometimes referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Our surgeon will determine the areas to harvest the fat cells from and perform liposuction first. These areas are usually the abdomen and hips, but may include your back or thighs. Next the fat cells that have been removed are processed. Your fat is purified and reinjected into your buttocks at different depths to achieve the results you desire. Oftentimes our surgeon will fine tune your new look with additional lipo-sculpting techniques. Not only do patients achieve a “perkier butt,” another bonus is the areas of liposuction will often be leaner and more proportional to the rest of your body.
Who are the best candidates for a Buttock Augmentation?
The best candidates for a Buttock Augmentation:
- Desire a more attractive buttock area
- Have had moderate weight loss and want to
restore their shape
- Have good physical health
- Are over 18 years old
- Are psychologically sound
- Have realistic expectations of their outcome
What will my recovery be like?
After Dr. Andrew Hendricks performs your Buttock Augmentation surgery, most patients experience some swelling and soreness or pain that can be controlled with oral medication. Patients may be required to avoid sitting from several days to a week depending on the extent of surgery. A compression garment must be worn for 2 – 4 weeks to reduce swelling. Cold compresses can be used to further reduce swelling and ease discomfort. Patients may return to work in a few days or in up to two weeks depending on the type of their employment and the extent of the surgery. After approximately four weeks, patients may resume normal activities and their exercise program.
As with all surgical procedures, it’s important to follow Dr. Hendricks recovery instructions for optimum healing and results.