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Butt Augmentation: Butt Implant Incision Location to Reduce Scarring

Posted July 14, 2013 in English

Dr. Mendieta Discusses the Different Options available for Butt Augmentation Surgery

I regularly perform buttock augmentation at my Miami center for plastic surgery for both men and women. The two techniques I regularly use for butt augmentation on my patients are fat transfer (also called fat grafting) and buttock implants.

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Butt Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Patient selection is key to minimizing complications. In most cases, fat grafting is the first choice for buttock augmentation. This procedure has the added benefit of using liposuction to remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body, such as the stomach, lower back, hips, and/or “love handles.” Once the fat is removed, it is prepared and then strategically injected into different layers of the muscle of the buttocks. However, if the patient does not have enough fat that can be obtained through liposuction, buttock implants can be a safe choice.*

Buttock Augmentation with Implants

When performing a buttock augmentation with butt implants, there are several incision locations that can be used for this procedure that are both safe and effective.* However, in my experience, the best incision location is down the center of the sacrum between the cheeks of the buttocks. This incision location is preferred because the scars are hidden inside the cheeks and will not be detectable after surgery.*

Performing the Procedure to Limit Butt Augmentation Scars

During butt augmentation surgery, two parallel incisions are made inside the cheeks of the buttocks. These incisions are approximately 4 to 6 centimeters in length and end just above the tailbone. Although a single incision can be used in this location, this poses a higher risk for complications, including having the incision open. Therefore, I prefer and recommend using two incisions between the cheeks of the buttocks.*

Request a Consultation for Buttock Augmentation with Dr. Mendieta

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your health history and desired outcome for the procedure. I will then assess your physical anatomy and help guide you toward making the right decisions about your butt augmentation surgery, including the location of the incisions.*

For more information about buttock augmentation in Miami at my South Florida plastic surgery center, or to schedule a consultation, please call my office at 305-860-0717 or fill out my online Consultation Form. I look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Constantino Mendieta

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