Buttocks Reduction

Buttocks Reduction

Buttocks reduction is a type of plastic surgery that most often utilizes a process called liposuction to create a more nicely shaped and sculptured buttocks. Many individuals, men and women are unhappy with the size of their buttocks, and a buttocks reduction procedure goes a long way toward enhancing profile and balance between the upper and lower body. Many individuals undergoing a buttocks reduction take advantage of the opportunity and engage in thigh lift procedure at the same time, or combine a buttocks reduction with a tummy tuck, which also uses the liposuction technique to reduce the appearance of fat, bumps or lumps in various locations of the body.

Buttocks Reduction Procedure

A buttocks reduction surgical procedure takes between two and three hours, depending on desired results of the patient after thorough consultation regarding the procedure with a plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Buttocks reduction is most often achieved through liposuction, whereby a small or multiple small incisions are made in the crease of the buttocks, or along the top of the buttock "crack".

A cannula, or long, hollow thin tube is inserted into the small incisions. Fat tissue is literally sucked out through the tube, resulting in a more sculptured and flattening shape and size of each buttocks cheek. However, individuals should realize that liposuction can only be used to certain degree and so changes will be minimal. Overuse of liposuction in a buttocks reduction procedure will result in hanging skin or unnatural looking appearance. The most popular techniques utilizing liposuction include:

Tumescent liposuction employs the use of a large amount of liquid to increase the space between muscle and fat tissues in the target area. This technique gives the plastic surgeon greater range of motion with the cannula to break up fat cells in order to facilitate their removal from the body. This type of liposuction generally takes 2 1/2 to 4 hours, depending on the area of the body being targeted.

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