What is Buttocks Reshaping?
Buttocks reshaping is a type of enhancement procedure to lift, shape, or reproportion the lower body for a curvier, more youthful appearance. Over time, the buttocks lose their curves and natural appearance. As a result, people may face new insecurities and heightened sensitivity to their changing body. Buttocks reshaping is a solution which is designed to achieve that youthful appearance once again.
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology offers two body shaping options to reshape the buttocks – the Brazilian butt lift and silicone implants.
The Brazilian butt lift involves moving excess fat tissue from the body into the buttock increasing tightness and fullness to achieve a more youthful silhouette. For instance, Dr. Christopolous will remove unwanted fat from the arms, thighs, and abdomen via liposuction. Then, she transfers the fat into the buttocks resulting in a fuller, curvier shape.
Alternatively, buttock implant procedures involve creating small incisions near the top or bottom of each buttocks or within the natural gluteal crease. Dr. Christopolous then places soft silicone implants on either side of the buttocks. These implants create a fuller, rounder appearance without transferring fat from other parts of the body.
These procedures take anywhere from one to three hours, or longer, depending on medical history, pre-surgery consultation, and possible complications.
Do I Qualify for Buttocks Reshaping Surgery?
You may qualify for buttocks reshaping surgery if you:
- Want to improve your lower body’s appearance
- Want to tighten loose skin from age or after weight loss surgery
- Are unhappy with your body proportions or general shape of your buttocks
Those who maintain healthy lifestyle habits with diet and exercise are stronger candidates for buttock augmentation surgery. If you’ve recently lost weight and kept it off for 6-12 months but aren’t satisfied with your butt, consider reshaping surgery.
Certain conditions may prevent you from buttock enhancement surgery. These include:
- Having a chronic illness that slows recovery or increases risk of surgery
- Are obese and/or plan to lose more weight within the forthcoming period
Buttocks Reshaping – Recovery and Results
Overall, buttocks cosmetic surgery will give you a toned, curvier appearance in your lower body. Following the procedure, you may experience some natural light bruising or swelling. It can take from months, up to a year for complete recovery. However, most patients can resume normal activity approximately two to three weeks post-surgery.
Dr. Christopoulos will advise which compression garments you should wear to help reduce any swelling and improve results. It’s also important that patients refrain from strenuous activity in the following weeks to avoid post-surgical complications. Failure to follow these instructions obstructs the recovery process by increasing the risk of tearing out stitches or shifting implants.
Scheduling Your Appointment
If you’re interested in buttocks reshaping in Chicago, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us today. Simply fill out our online contact form and one of our knowledgeable plastic surgery concierge will reach out to you, or give us a call at 312-245-9965 with any questions you may have. Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and likely exceed your expectations.