Enhancing your rear ends

Improving a person’s appearance has taken a step forward with the demand for firmer, larger and more rounded bottoms. These days, both men and women undergo buttock augmentation procedure.

Although exercise is the healthiest way to achieve good figure, age and heredity may limit the desire for a shapely figure in some areas of the body. Fat injection offers some solution to patients in their 30s to 70s.

Most frequently done by certified plastic surgeons, it takes up to two hours to complete the procedure in a clinic, outpatient department, or medical centre. Doctors usually discuss the type of anaesthesia that will be used—sedation or general anaesthesia. The amount of fat injected determines the waiting time before returning home.

The procedure involves removing fat cells from the belly or thighs by liposuction using a thin hollow tube. The fat cells are then processed by the doctor and injected in to the buttocks. Doctors usually overfill up to 60 percent of fats to the buttocks to dissipate for those that will be reabsorbed by the body, which makes the results unpredictable.

A clear communication between the doctor and patient should take place to discuss what can be achieved against what is desired.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.