This procedure is perhaps the best known method for creating larger buttocks. Our plastic surgeons combine liposuction with lipofilling to get your buttocks in perfect shape. Multiple treatments can be carried out during surgery, to get the end to your liking. Many of our patients choose for example to combine a butt lift with improving the contours of their lower back and waist.
What happens during the surgery
We would like to give you an idea of what happens during a lipofilling procedure. The surgeon sucks fat out of the area you have determined. That fat is then filtered so that it is suitable for injecting into your buttocks. That is done in several layers for a fuller shape.
This may sound quite simple, but this procedure is quite a complex process. Fortunately, our plastic surgeons are widely experienced in performing this treatment. You will be given, should it be necessary, during the procedure, a drainage to drain off excess lymph fluid.
The whole procedure takes on average 2-5 hours and takes place under general anesthesia, which means it is also possible to improve other parts of the body during lipofilling.
Your body will obviously need to recover after the surgery. The fat cells that have been transferred to the buttocks need time to heal and develop a new blood supply. We will provide you with specialized clothing after the treatment, that puts pressure on the right places and promotes the recovery process.
Our care team is ready to help you with the preparations, the procedure and the aftercare.
The result of lipofilling
In short: nicer, rounder, fuller buttocks! Part of the injected fat will be absorbed by your body in a natural way and will disappear. To take this into account, the surgeon injects a little more fat into your buttocks. This means your buttocks will at first look a little bigger than you might have expected. The end result will be visible after 3 to 6 months. How long your new buttocks stay beautiful partly depends on the aftercare you apply. The better you follow our aftercare advice, the better the result. Your health, future pregnancies and weight fluctuations can also effect your buttocks.
Recovery after lipofilling
We will do everything we can to help your body recover as quickly as possible. You will be given a supportive compression garment immediately after surgery . This will keep your body in the desired shape and will prevent excessive swelling. Swelling usually decreases after the first week. Bruises are also normal and usually disappear after surgery. Depending on how heavy the surgery is, you may have to spend a night in hospital for observation.
In most cases, you can return to work after about a week and a half. The compression garment should still be worn, preferably under loose-fitting clothing. Keep in mind that after one week and a half, it is not yet possible to sit for a long period of time (see also the sitting protocol). You should sleep on your stomach for two weeks after the procedure, so that there is as little pressure on your buttocks as possible. After that, you may alternately sleep on your side, but not yet on your back. A normal sitting and sleeping pattern is normally possible after 6 weeks. Always consult with your surgeon to find out what applies to you.
Of course we will keep a close eye on your recovery. The first check-up takes place after 1 or 2 days. The next check-up is by appointment, about 3 weeks after the surgery.