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Butt Liposuction

Butt Liposuction Surgery

A round, firm, and toned butt is a desirable quality, and as such, numerous patients have visited our office from throughout the country seeking butt liposuction. You may wonder, why patients would be desiring a butt liposuction to improve the appearance of their buttocks. Like any lipo treatment, your surgeon should use a comprehensive approach to help you choose your ideal butt shape and proportion.

When considering improvements in buttock aesthetics, obviously, the coined phrase, Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), describes the transfer of fat to the buttock to make it larger. You may want to visit this page for a description of the procedure with before and after photos. However, as we have strived to fine-tune and characterize the ideal shape of the buttock, we have learned that desired buttock sizes and shapes are more variable than previously considered. In fact, following a survey study of desired female buttock sizes and shapes, we have recognized that nuances in buttock size and shape are affected by patient age, ethnicity, and even religion!

Today, we provide The Buttocks Assessment tool to help prospective patients delineate the exact buttock shape they are desiring. It is free and available here.

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Butt Liposuction Introduction

When it concerns liposuction of the butt, it’s noteworthy that few patients undertake direct butt liposuction. Instead, when people come to their surgeon looking to improve the appearance of their rear end, they must universally address the bordering locations surrounding the buttock. These areas can include the hips, the back of the thighs or posterior thighs, the external thighs or lateral thighs, the inner thighs or medial thighs, and even the lower back and flanks. In fact, only by framing the butt will patients achieve their ideal backside. In treating the butt, it is critical to seek harmony and smooth transitions between the buttock and the following areas:

  • Buttocks
  • Outer upper legs
  • Posterior (back) upper legs
  • Anterior (frontal) upper legs
  • Hips
  • Flanks

If you’re aiming to obtain liposuction of any kind, you need to find a surgeon who recognizes how each part of the body interacts. This is the best way to achieve the Tilde Curve that defines the ideal feminine shape.

So now you may be wondering who actually benefits from butt liposuction? Even though the majority of buttock enhancement patients do have fat transfer completed to the buttock, a great minority of these patients also need buttock liposuction to achieve the ultimate BBL. For example, if your buttock shape is square in appearance, you may require not only the addition of fat to the mid-lateral buttock, but you will also require butt liposuction to taper out the upper lateral and lower lateral buttock cheek.

Another common reason for butt liposuction is for patients requiring BBL revision, where the initial BBL either transferred too much fat or transferred fat to inappropriate areas of the butt creating a buttock size or shape not desired by the patient.

A final reason to liposuction the butt is to remove inappropriately injected micro silicone elements into the buttock cheeks. The injection of micro silicone is now considered below the standard of care and is no longer performed. Unfortunately, these silicone materials will eventually puss out of your buttock cheek. Butt liposuction has been advocated as a technique to attempt the removal of these micro silicone elements to prevent future complications and deformities.

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Exactly How Your Plastic Surgeon Performs Butt Liposuction

In doing buttock lipo, your specialist will make use of a device called a cannula. The cannula is a slim, hollow bore, steel tube that they gently place into the fat layer of the butt. By strategically moving the cannula slowly to and from within the fat layer while staying perfectly parallel to the skin, they can release and suck the fat cells through the cannula and out of the body.

The optimal prospect for buttock liposuction treatment is someone with a big, protuberant buttock who wants to reduce its general size or someone who wants to improve the shape of their buttock but not necessarily increase its net size. For the most part, such individuals have a relatively thick fat layer on the surface of their butt. Your doctor removes this outer fat layer throughout butt liposuction while additionally forming it into a beautiful, rounded shape with excellent muscle definition.

Depending upon your physique, they will typically also perform liposuction surgery in the bordering areas, such as the hips, upper legs, and flanks, as discussed above. During the entire treatment, the surgeon considers all variables of your situation, including skin flexibility and your whole body’s proportions.

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An Overview of Butt Liposuction

Butt liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat from the buttocks. It can reshape and slim areas like the upper butt, sides, and lower butt. For those seeking a perkier, fitter backside, liposuction may help eliminate stubborn fat pockets and enhance definition.

Understanding Butt Liposuction

Liposuction utilizes small cannulas or tubes to suction out fat below the skin’s surface [1]. The surgeon inserts the cannula through tiny incisions around the buttocks. The device dislodges and vacuums away unwanted fat cells.

Local anesthesia keeps the area numb during treatment. Results are not immediate – it takes several weeks as swelling subsides to appreciate the final contour [2]. Some common target zones include:

Upper Buttocks

The top of the butt commonly accumulates fat. Upper buttock lipo can remove fat bulges to streamline the area.


Liposuction applied to the outer thighs and sides of the butt can reduce stubborn “saddlebags”. This slims the hips and flanks.

Lower Buttocks

The underside of the butt tends to sag over time. Lipo can excise excess fat and tissue to lift the bottom.

Banana Roll

This fat bulge above the crease between the butt and thighs benefits from lipo’s fat removal and skin tightening.

Who is a Good Candidate for Butt Lipo?

Ideal candidates for butt liposuction typically have [3]:

  • Pockets of pinchable, fatty areas on the buttocks and rear hips
  • Good skin tone and elasticity
  • No major circulatory/health issues
  • Realistic goals for localized fat reduction rather than a major change in butt size

Those in overall good health who carry extra fat in their backside zones make suitable lipo candidates. The procedure is not intended for significant weight loss.

Recovery After Butt Liposuction

Recovery involves:

  • Wearing a compression garment for 4-6 weeks to control swelling
  • Avoiding exercise and strenuous activity for about a month
  • Expecting manageable bruising, swelling, and numbness that subsides over weeks
  • Returning to non-strenuous work within a few days

Results become more visible as the treated areas heal over the first couple of months. Optimal results usually require about 6 months as swelling dissipates and skin tightens.

Benefits of Butt Liposuction

Key benefits patients seek from lipo sculpting their rear include:

  • Removal of stubborn fat unresponsive to diet/exercise
  • Smoother, more contoured look to the buttocks
  • Less bulge and better definition along the hips/flanks
  • More balanced, proportionate shape to the backside

For patients bothered by stubborn fat pockets on an otherwise fit frame, lipo can effectively streamline trouble spots. Consult an experienced plastic surgeon to learn more about butt liposuction.


[1] https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/liposuction

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/brazilian-butt-lift

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2879442/

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