While many think that liposuction is the answer to creating the ideal feminine silhouette, that’s not always the case. When it comes to the lower body and getting the curves you want, there are some considerations that go along with a liposuction procedure. Here are just a few.

The role of fat

It’s important to realize that the fat below the surface of your skin plays an important role in the contours of your body. While liposuction at the hips can help to make the flanks smoother, it must be done in a way that forms a natural transition to the buttocks. Dr. Ehrmantraut prefers to remove the love handles, also commonly referred to as the muffin top. When these fat rolls are removed, it allows for the buttock region to appear more curvaceous than ever before.

Avoiding liposuction on the buttocks

It’s easy to think that liposuction is performed on the buttocks themselves to achieve your results. The truth is that the buttocks very rarely have liposuction performed on them. When a cosmetic surgeon decides to perform liposuction on the buttocks themselves, it can actually increase the look of sagging and skin asymmetries of the body. When too much fat is removed from the buttocks and the hips, it can actually create more contour irregularities. These can be somewhat difficult to correct and sometimes may require fat to be reinjected into the area to enhance the volume.

Dr. Ehrmantraut is more focused on performing liposuction on the outer thighs, flanks, and upper buttocks. By removing the excess fat in these areas, it can allow the buttocks to look fuller. For example, when you have excess fat in the upper buttocks region, it can make the overall butt profile appear flat and wide. When the upper buttocks region is contoured with liposuction, it will provide dramatic results in the improvement of the overall region. In most cases, there will be no need for silicone implants or fat transfer procedures.

When is buttock liposuction appropriate?

Direct buttocks liposuction tends to be reserved for a small number of patients who are concerned about an overly large buttock profile to begin with. This form of direct liposuction can be attempted to help reduce the fullness of the buttocks region. However, your cosmetic surgeon must take special care to avoid sagging, dimpling, and other unwanted side effects that may happen as a result of fat loss.

During a direct buttocks liposuction procedure, the amount of fat removed is of high topic. Cosmetic surgeons will tend to err on the side of having too much left over than leaving too little behind. It’s always possible to go back and remove excess fat, but it’s more difficult to have to go back and inject fat into the area. Realize that liposuction on the buttocks is only going to partially help to improve the overall appearance of the body.

Schedule a Consultation

In most cases, liposuction around the surrounding areas is the answer to getting the buttocks shape that you want. If you would like to understand more about this type of liposuction procedure, we encourage you to contact Plastic Surgery of Southern Maryland today and let our helpful staff schedule a consultation that works best with your schedule.

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