Buttock augmentation is a major operation, meaning you should be fully aware of the process of the surgery. You should do your research and gather all the information about it before the procedure. Besides searching online sources to educate yourself about how the procedure goes, the initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns addressed.
During the initial consultation, you will have the chance to discuss your aesthetic goals with the plastic surgeon. In order to get the most out of the initial consultation, make sure to be fully prepared. Also, set a lot of relevant questions to ask your surgeon. Remember, besides educating yourself about the butt augmentation procedure, the initial consultation is an opportunity to assess the skill of your chosen doctor.
What to expect during the initial consultation
The initial consultation will start with the patient describing the aesthetic problems and associated problems like self-esteem to the plastic surgeon. The doctor will give you enough time to explain every problem that you are experiencing. During the discussion, he will ask you how the shape, size, or contour of your buttocks are affecting your life and what are your desired results.
Evaluation of your candidacy
The plastic surgeon will then evaluate your candidacy for the buttock augmentation surgery. The doctor will thoroughly examine your buttocks and take measurements of it, in addition to your height, and body size. Next, the surgeon will assess your overall physical and psychological health.
In order to be a good candidate for the said procedure, your health must be in its best. The plastic surgeon will take a look at your health and medications history to get an idea if you are qualified. It is very important to share your complete health and medications history with the doctor during the initial consultation. This is necessary for minimizing the risks and any life-threatening situation for you.
If you are suffering from any kind of diseases, make sure to share it with the doctor. For example, if you have diabetes, hypertension, a blood disorder, respiratory problem, or an autoimmune disease, you must be honest about it beforehand. Not doing so will make the surgery and recovery period life-threatening for you.
Furthermore, if you have been taking certain medications in the past, or if you are currently taking any medicine, share the information with your surgeon. For example, if you are taking blood-thinning medications, you should bring this to the knowledge of the doctor. Blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medicines can create serious complications during and after the surgery.
Your expectations and goals
After thoroughly assessing your health, the doctor will ask you what your expectations from the buttock augmentation surgery are. Of course, you expect your butt to look bigger and shapelier; however, it is important to keep your expectations realistic, reasonable, and achievable. For example, expecting the surgical intervention to totally transform you into a new person or make your butt completely similar to the butt of your favorite celebrity is an unrealistic and unachievable goal.
The doctor will also ask you whether your primary goal is to have bigger buttocks or to have shapelier buttocks. The type of intervention right for you will be determined after taking this factor into account, besides considering the other factors discussed above. The plastic surgeon will also evaluate your body areas such as your abdomen, sides, thighs, and flanks, for excess fat.
Examining your butt and skin quality
The doctor will have to examine your buttocks to know the cause of its aesthetic flaws. The most common aesthetic problem that can be addressed with a buttock augmentation surgery is a flatter and smaller butt; however, mildly saggy, asymmetrical, and deformed butts can also be treated with the intervention. It is important for the doctor to know the root cause of the aesthetic problem in your backside so that a personalized treatment can be planned for you. The common causes of aesthetic flaws in the butts include weight fluctuations, genetics, pregnancy, gravity, and accidents.
Your age and the quality of your skin are very important because they play a critical role in achieving and sustaining your aesthetic goals. If your skin is inelastic or if you are above 60 years old, you can still achieve the desired aesthetic goals; however, the results will not be as impressive as that of a woman in her 30s or 40s. Inelastic skin means that your buttocks may become gradually saggy over time.
Recommendation for the surgical intervention
Based on the findings during the consultation, the plastic surgeon may recommend you a procedure if he thinks that you are a good candidate for the butt augmentation. There are two types of buttock augmentation procedure: Brazilian butt lift and butt implant surgery. These interventions are different from each other; however, both are performed to resolve the aesthetic flaws in your backside.
The Brazilian butt lift is typically recommended for women who have excess fat in their body and whose primary goal is a shapelier, perkier, and voluptuous butt. The surgery involves the use of your own body fat to achieve your desired outcomes. On the other hand, the butt implants surgery is recommended for women who want bigger butts, with little concern for the shape and aesthetic appeal of it.
The butt implants surgery involves the placement of prosthetic devices called “implants” inside of the booties. The implants are made up of solid silicone and come in different shapes and sizes. The plastic surgeon will recommend you an implant size that will be suitable for your profile, butt dimensions, and overall look. Remember, selecting the wrong implant size will make the procedure useless, so you should listen to the recommendation of your doctor.
What will happen during the initial consultation for your buttock augmentation has been discussed above. At the end of the consultation, the surgeon will give you a date for the surgery and provide you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. You should make sure to ask the doctor a lot of relevant questions and have all your concerns addressed before making a final decision.