PLEASE NOTE : At this time, we are currently unable to order any Health Canada approved implants for this procedure. Until further notice, we will not be able to book patients for the Buttock Augmentation.
Buttock augmentation surgery uses implants, fat grafting or sometimes a combination of both to augment the volume of your buttocks. This procedure is suitable for patients that want to increase the size, roundness and projection of the buttocks. It is also important to know that buttock aesthetics are affected by the other tissues surrounding them including the hips and the thighs. Sometimes, addressing those other areas dramatically improves the appearance of the buttock region, despite having no true procedure performed to the buttocks themselves.
Fat grafting is also commonly known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift". This procedure utilizes fat from the patient's own body by liposuctioning the fat from one area, purifying it, and then reinjecting it into the buttock. Because the patient's own tissue is being used, there is no risk of rejection. Unfortunately, fat is unpredicatable and in order for the volume to last, it has to live in the place where it is reinjected. How much fat lives varies from patient to patient. In addition, the patient needs to have deposits of fat which can be harvested as donor material. In slender patients, sometimes they simply do not have enough fat available to give them their desired results.
Implants can also be used to achieve a fuller buttock and this is done by inserting a silicone implant that is specially made for the buttocks. Implants are more predictable in regards to knowing how much volume will be added. However, implants are firmer than fat and because they are non living tissue, they have similar risks to all implants regarding infection, malposition and developing hard shells around them. Our office has mock sizers for the patient to try on. Please bring a pair of tight spandex shorts so you may try on the implants.
During the recovery of fat grafting, it is recommended that if you can avoid prolonged sitting for approximately two weeks, please do so. It is also good to sleep face down or on your side.
Recovery for buttock implantation is slightly more detailed. You will need to wear the support garment as per Dr. Campbell's instructions. The garment is important as it helps to support the implants and keep the swelling down. The patient will typically be put on a stool softener regime to ease discomfort during recovery.
Please contact Dr. Campbell's office at 403 228 2511 should you have any questions or if you wish to book a consultation appointment.