What is The Mendieta Technique?
Many women want to augment the size and shape of their buttocks so that they can feel confident in a broader array of clothing and swimsuits. While there are multiple options for butt augmentation, Dr. Mendieta prefers using fat transfer with the Brazilian Butt Lift. Over the years, Dr. Mendieta has developed and perfected his technique for this procedure, using the “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D Approach.” The Mendieta Technique differs from traditional methods in that it takes the whole body into account, not just the buttocks. Through this technique, women can achieve a defined hourglass silhouette while using their harvested fat to create desirable curves and slimmer contours.
Ideal candidates for the Mendieta Technique are those that are not only looking to increase the size of their butt but also to enhance their overall physique. Candidates experience at least one of the following:
- Naturally small or flat butt
- A shapeless backside
- Flabby skin from weight loss
- Lack of clothing options
- Excess weight in other body regions
During your consultation, Dr. Mendieta will examine your body so that he can tailor an approach specifically to your needs.
Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D Approach
The Brazilian Butt Lift is performed by harvesting fat through liposuction and transferring it to the buttocks to create additional size and shape. Highlight liposculpting and lipo fat transfer, known as the Mendieta technique, take the Brazilian Butt Lift up a notch by not only removing fat cells from neighboring body areas but employing body sculpting techniques that will enhance the patient’s overall body contours. Fat can be taken from the abdomen, thighs, arms, or a combination of these areas to improve all regions before the fat is transferred.
Once the fat has been harvested via liposuction and the donor areas have been contoured, Dr. Mendieta meticulously injects the purified fat into different regions of the buttocks to enlarge, sculpt, and lift the buttocks.
The Mendieta Technique is commonly combined with additional liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, or breast augmentation to better enhance the patient’s overall physique. All combination procedures are performed while keeping body balance and harmony in mind.
Bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort are common in the harvesting and injection sites after undergoing the Mendieta Technique. Pain medication can remedy discomfort, and compression garments will help to reduce swelling. It is recommended that you avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for the first few weeks, as this can affect the quality of your results. During your recovery, always rest on a pillow and avoid sleeping on your back. Most patients return to work within 10 to 14 days. This timeframe may differ depending on the nature and physical demands of your job.
To ensure your safety and the quality of your results, you should refrain from exercising for at least six weeks. Dr. Mendieta and his team will let you know when it is safe to resume all activities.
Improvements in your overall body are noticeable immediately after your surgery. However, the results will improve over the next three to four months as the remaining swelling subsides. As the Mendieta Technique examines your physique as a whole, you will notice lasting dramatic improvement in both your buttocks and donor areas. Additional weight gain or loss may affect the quality of your results, but the enhanced shape of the buttocks should remain.
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.
Why choose Dr. Mendieta?
Dr. Mendieta has spent years perfecting his body sculpting techniques. He uses the Mendieta Technique to tailor each procedure to the patient. Instead of looking at just one body area, he studies your entire figure to ensure that it remains balanced and perfectly contoured. It is this dedication to detail and meticulous planning that has made him the destination surgeon for local, national, and international patients.
What will my butt augmentation cost?
Many factors affect the cost of your butt augmentation with the Mendieta Technique. Anesthesia fees, surgical fees, facility fees, and any combined procedure(s) are included in your final cost estimate. You will be provided this estimate during your consultation.
What are the potential risks and complications associated with the Mendieta Technique?
Complications with the Brazilian Butt Lift are rare when the procedure is performed correctly. Unfortunately, no surgical procedure comes without risk. These risks can include:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Changes in skin sensation
- Poor scarring
You can reduce your chances of experiencing any of these complications by following Dr. Mendieta’s pre- and post-operative instructions.
Why is the Mendieta Technique better than butt implants?
Butt implants were the go-to option for butt augmentation for years. While they are still an effective means of enhancement, more patients are choosing the Brazilian Butt Lift because of the additional benefits it offers. Butt implants only address the buttocks, and because an implant is being used, there is a chance for allergic reaction or rejection of the implant. The Brazilian Butt Lift with the Mendieta Technique addresses multiple body areas for a complete body overhaul, and since this procedure relies on the patient’s fat, there is no chance of reaction or rejection.