Though most of us find we have a bit too much of a backside for our liking, I do have patients seeking larger, rounder backsides. Think J-Lo!
For those interested, there are two main options out there.
The first is buttock implants. Buttock implants are made of a soft, solid silicone. The implants are placed through an incision at the top of your gluteal cleft. They sit above the level of your coccyx (tail bone) and provide fullness to the upper buttock.
Your other option is to use fat grafting. Large volume fat grafting evolved from our South American colleauges. In Brazil, where a lot of plastic surgery literature is produced, the aesthetic goal is a larger backside and smaller breasts, the opposite of the American ideal image. This technique involves harvesting fat, usually from the thighs or tummy area, and then injecting it back into the buttocks.
If you are considering either of these techniques, make sure you have a very thorough discussion with your plastic surgeon because recovery can be prolonged and long term outcomes can vary.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville Body Contouring surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett.