Gluteal Enhancement in New York, NY
Gluteal enhancement, also commonly referred to as buttock augmentation, is a surgical procedure involving the transferal of fat to the buttocks in an attempt to increase their size. Looking into gluteal enhancement? Dr. Steinbrech specializes in performing gluteal enhancement in Manhattan.
Discover the Benefits of Gluteal Enhancement Today
In the realm of aesthetic transformations, gluteal enhancement stands out as a beacon of self-confidence and empowerment. Tailored to your unique desires, this procedure offers not just an improved silhouette, but a chance to reclaim, redefine, and rejoice in your body’s natural beauty.
Walk with newfound confidence, knowing your silhouette complements your every attire.
Natural Look and Feel
Achieve that desired fullness with results that harmoniously blend with your body’s contours.
Improved Posture and Balance
Enhancing the gluteal region can lead to better posture and equilibrium, further complementing your overall physique.
Gluteal enhancement, also commonly referred to as buttock augmentation, is a type of surgical procedure involving fat transfer to the buttocks in order to increase their size. This procedure can be successfully completed through either fat grafting or implants. There are instances where both of these will be used in combination.
Why Gluteal Enhancement?
This is a common question in regard to gluteal enhancement. Many people don’t quite understand the need for this particular procedure, but it can be highly beneficial for a number of reasons. For one, the person who receives the treatment will receive an increase in the roundness and fullness of their buttocks, which can make them look more natural than they may have been before. Not only is this good for your appearance, but there’s also a good chance that the enhancement will improve your balance, which helps to ensure your back health. Most of all, your self-image and self-confidence can improve drastically after receiving a gluteal enhancement.
The surgery itself is typically very successful, though the continued results highly depend on whether the patient leads a healthy lifestyle and maintains their weight, as gluteal enhancement results will change over time — especially for the first few months when the shape, implant, and position all begin to settle. While aging can change the shape of the enhancement, the full enhancement will tend to last a very long time, if the aforementioned acts of living healthily and maintaining a healthy weight are followed.
Are You a Good Candidate for Gluteal Enhancement?
Gluteal enhancement isn’t for everyone. However, you’ll know if you’re a candidate if you have expectations that are generally realistic, you are relatively healthy, your buttocks are asymmetrical, you feel as though your buttocks are too small, and if you don’t like the actual shape or roundness of your buttocks. If any of these are true, you’re definitely an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Gluteal Enhancement Procedure
The gluteal enhancement procedure is simple. It all depends on the type of procedure you receive, as the grafting enhancement is slightly different from the implant enhancement. There are several factors that will determine which procedure is best for you, including everything from the size and shape of your buttocks to the elasticity of the skin. You will be provided with certain medications at the onset of the procedure to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible for the duration. This can be either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on your preferences and the length of the procedure. When it comes to implants, the procedure begins with an incision. This incision can be made in a number of locations along the buttocks, including multiple incisions between both cheeks, incisions at the top portion of the buttocks, along the bottom of both gluteal creases, one singular incision at the crease between both buttocks, or one incision down the central area of the sacrum.
Once the incision has been made, the implants are placed inside. The method of insertion depends on how large the implant is. Once the implants have been carefully placed into the areas where the incisions have been made, the incisions are fully closed through the usage of layered sutures for the buttock tissue and standard sutures or skin adhesive as a means of closing the skin. After this, the procedure is completed and all that is left is to await your results. These are mostly visible immediately, though the incision lines will fade and the swelling will go down over time. The results are permanent, which is why the decision to seek this type of surgery is an important one.
As for the grafting procedure, this begins with a procedure known as liposuction. Liposuction involves relatively small incisions A small, hollow tube is then placed directly into the incisions, in order to loosen all excess fat in the area. Once this is done, the fat is then taken from the body through a syringe or small tube and readied for use within the buttocks. For this to work properly, around two to three times the amount of fat that is necessary for the fat injection is taken from these areas.
Once this has been completed, the fat and blood that have been removed are processed in order to be made viable for the injection. The syringes that are storing the excess fat are connected to a small tube. These tubes are placed into small incisions around your buttocks and the fat is transferred to the area. The results are immediately noticeable. However, the final results don’t occur until nearly one year later, since the fat doesn’t completely settle until this time. Gaining or losing weight can affect the fat placed into your buttocks.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Recovery after Buttock Augmentation
After completing your buttock augmentation procedure, it’s crucial to be aware of what comes next: the healing process. During your initial consultation, you will be advised about the different factors that can influence your recovery, including medical conditions and genetic factors that could either speed up or delay your healing.
Moderate pain is normal and can be managed with prescribed medications. You’ll be required to wear a compression garment 24/7 for several weeks after surgery, to aid in faster healing and reduce swelling. This garment also helps in contouring your body shape, working in tandem with the buttock augmentation to provide long-lasting results.
Avoid strenuous activities for a minimum of 2-3 weeks to facilitate the healing process. Exercise and lifting heavy objects should be avoided during this period. Your entire body, especially the operated area, will need time to recover.
As with any surgery, realistic expectations are essential. While you’ll notice immediate changes, the final results may take time to appear, particularly if you have excess skin or require additional treatments.
What are the Risks of Gluteal Enhancement?
There are a few risks that you should be aware of before undergoing either of these procedures. With implants, the risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve damage, implant rupture, fluid accumulation, risks from anesthesia, and pressure on the sciatic nerve. With grafting, the associated risks involve stretch marks, hematoma, asymmetry, anesthesia complications, liposuction complications, swelling, oil cysts, infection, numbing, bruising, blood clots, loss of blood, deep vein thrombosis and a chance that revisional surgery will be necessary. It’s important to note that these risks are relatively rare.
WHY CHOOSE DR. STEINBRECH
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has been ranked in the top 10 plastic surgeons in NYC.
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties.
- Dr. Steinbrech underwent eight years of surgical training at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive surgery.
- He has been awarded grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.
Gluteal Enhancement Surgery: Potential Adverse Reactions
When considering this type of surgery, it’s imperative to weigh the risks and side effects carefully. Following the procedure, you’ll likely experience some discomfort and swelling, which is a common side effect after fat removal from one area and the transfer to the buttocks. Additionally, patients may report bruising and minor skin irritations.
A more serious concern is the risk of infection. Strict hygiene during the recovery period can mitigate this risk. Sometimes, the fat tissue transferred may not survive in its new location, leading to unevenness or less-than-optimal results. This could necessitate another round of surgery, extending your recovery period.
Another consideration is how your lifestyle may affect the long-term results. An unhealthy lifestyle could jeopardize the youthful appearance achieved through gluteal enhancement. Moreover, you will need to avoid vigorous activity for a certain period, as outlined by your healthcare provider, to ensure proper healing and the longevity of the fat tissue transferred.
What is the Cost of the Procedure?
Understanding the cost of gluteal enhancement is an essential factor for prospective candidates. The cost can vary significantly depending on the type of procedure, whether it’s fat grafting or implant insertion, and the expertise of the surgeon. Additionally, some candidates may need a combination of both fat grafting and implants, which would further increase the costs. They can also vary significantly depending on the surgeon’s experience, the geographical location of the clinic, and the complexity of the procedure.
Additional costs may include anesthesia fees, operating room facilities, and any required post-operative care. It’s essential to discuss all financial matters transparently with your healthcare provider and perhaps consider payment plans or financing options if available.
Gluteal Enhancement FAQs
To schedule a gluteal enhancement consultation, fill out our contact form by clicking here or call (646) 949-0580.