THE MENDIETA TECHNIQUE
After many years of studying the human form, Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Mendieta has perfected the art of body sculpting.* He understands the female perspective of beauty, and tailors his plastic surgery skills to meet an individual’s desires in buttock enhancement.* Having traveled the world as a lecturer regarding body contouring, Dr. Mendieta has become the destination surgeon for local, national, and international patients. Individuals from all walks of life, from housewives to celebrities, visit his state-of-the-art facility for enhancement procedures. For their convenience and privacy, Dr. Mendieta provides an environment that allows for a discreet stay.*
Patients may anticipate a rewarding plastic surgery experience with Dr. Mendieta.* Depending on their needs and body type, he will recommend the most appropriate butt augmentation procedure: butt implants or fat transfer (“fat grafting”). Due to its high success rate, ninety percent of the buttock augmentation surgeries Dr. Mendieta performs is via the fat transfer method, commonly using his “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D approach.”* His signature Brazilian Butt Lift technique is one that can help a woman enhance her derriere into a natural-looking, voluptuous shape and size.* Dr. Mendieta does not perform this procedure only to provide women with “bigger butts.” With this technique, the patient’s own fat is used to accentuate the curves that she may already have, and/or would like to gain.*
This process is patient-specific, in which Dr. Mendieta will remove the amount of fat necessary to provide the patient with her desired shape and size. He commonly uses the extracted fat from the abdomen, which is harvested during the tummy tuck procedure, and then transfers it to the buttocks. Fat can be extracted via liposuction from other areas of the body as well, including the thighs and arms, depending on the patient and where he or she carries excessive weight.* Dr. Mendieta takes the whole body into account before reshaping the buttocks, as he will fully evaluate where and how the buttocks can be enhanced in relation to the rest of the individual’s body.*
Dr. Mendieta has also developed a body contouring procedure, called the Inner and Posterior Leg Lift. Those who have lost a lot of weight or are in good shape, but have very loose skin (laxity) in the inner or posterior leg, may qualify for this procedure.* In addition to providing beautiful, natural-looking results, what makes this lifting technique beneficial for the patient is the inconspicuous scarring.* The inner leg lift entails a scar that will anchor to the bone area in the cleft or groin area. Should the scar follow the lower part of the buttock (“gluteal crease”), the posterior part of the leg will be lifted. Depending on the severity of the patient’s skin laxity, either the inner leg lift or the posterior leg lift will be performed. Alternatively, Dr. Mendieta will perform the overall Inner and Posterior Leg Lift to target both areas.
Some of Dr. Mendieta’s other signature buttock enhancement techniques are: Butterfly Lift (replaced the past circumferential tummy tuck scar incision), Miami Thong Lift (incisions are placed in the inner part of the bikini line to hide the scar), Crease Incision (to target buttocks that have lower fullness), and C-Lift (scar is like a C-shape that creates a further lift in the upper/outer part of the buttocks). Strategically injecting fat in certain areas of the body naturally lifts the buttocks, without the need for butt implants.*
Dr. Mendieta strongly believes in maintaining a positive doctor-patient relationship, striving to provide all of his patients with the information they need to make the right decisions. Individuals who are interested in learning more about his butt enhancement fat transfer techniques can schedule a consultation at his practice.
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This body enhancing procedure is designed to lift the buttocks to higher position, add volume, and enhance its shape.* Dr. Mendieta offers two techniques to patients; fat transfer and buttocks implants. He will recommend the best option depending the individual’s preference and anatomy. However, he usually performs fat transfer in order to achieve a more natural feel and appearance.* Dr. Mendieta’s signature “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer” 3D approach helps to accentuate the patient’s curves.*
An added benefit of this technique is the combination of liposuction surgery (“lipoplasty”), which provides the patient with a more contoured outcome.* Dr. Mendieta will remove excess fat from another part of the body, harvest it, and inject the fat cells into the buttocks. His preferred method of injection is through layering; Dr. Mendieta will inject pearl-size drops into different layers of the muscles and fat. By placing them close to a blood supply, the harvested fat cells are more likely to survive and not be reabsorbed by the body.*
Following your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will be required to wear a supportive garment for six to eight weeks. Recovery time will be dependent on whether liposuction was performed or not, with most patients being able to return to work in 10 to 14 days.* Further details regarding the Brazilian butt lift recovery period will be discussed during your visit near Coconut Grove. Contact Us today to schedule a confidential consultation.
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