Buttock augmentation with autologous fat? Questions for PD Dr Mathias Tremp
In recent years, buttock augmentation with autologous fat has become increasingly popular. Fat is suctioned from the abdomen, for example, and after it has been cleaned and prepared, it is inserted into the buttock area. An alternative option is buttock augmentation using implants.
When is buttock augmentation with autologous fat suitable?
This technique is suitable if there is enough fat and at the same time a shape improvement is desired, for example on the abdomen or thighs. Basically, the fat can be taken from different regions and slim patients are also suitable for this technique.
How deep is the fat inserted?
If the fat is injected into the muscle, there is a risk of a so-called fat embolism (vascular occlusion by the injected fat). To avoid this, we inject the fat superficially into the fatty tissue.
When is buttock augmentation with implants suitable?
For very slim patients who want a larger and shapely bottom, buttock augmentation with implants is recommended. The implants are placed in the muscle.
Which is the better method for buttock augmentation: autologous fat or implants?
If there is insufficient fat and a significant increase in volume is desired, then buttock augmentation with implants is the better method.
Does the buttock augmentation with autologous fat have to be performed several times?
A certain percentage of fat grafting dissolves again in the first 3-6 months after the operation. Depending on the desired volume increase, a second treatment may need to be performed.
Can a buttock lift be performed at the same time as the buttock augmentation?
This combined treatment is of course possible. The buttock lift is particularly suitable for patients who have lost a lot of weight. However, the scars must be taken into account. Buttock augmentation with implants or autologous fat alone does not lead to a buttock lift.
What kind of anaesthesia is necessary for buttock augmentation?
Buttock augmentation with the patient's own fat or implants can be performed under so-called twilight sleep or peridural anaesthesia. If a simultaneous buttock lift is planned, then a general anaesthetic is recommended.
What is the healing process and how long will I be unable to work?
The pain is slight. Full bending in the hip is restricted for one week. The inability to work with your own fat is approx. 3-5 days, with implants approx. 10 - 14 days. You will be given a compression suit which you will have to wear for 4 - 6 weeks. You should avoid sitting as much as possible during this time.
What are the risks of buttock augmentation?
Swelling, infection or bruising may occur. Because the fat is injected in a superficial layer, the risk of vascular occlusion is very small. After the autologous fat treatment, there is a possibility that a relevant percentage may dissolve again. Then a second treatment may be necessary or the use of implants should be discussed initially.
What are the costs of buttock augmentation?
The procedure is mainly aesthetic and is very rarely covered by health insurance. The costs depend on the type of procedure and are adjusted individually.
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