Does my bum look big in this? Fat transfer to the buttocks explained.
‘Does my bum look big in this?’ Anyone who answered ‘yes’ to the eternal question a decade or two ago will know it wasn’t exactly the right answer back then. Super slim supermodels like Kate Moss were the vision of perfection in the 1990s, and thin was in when it came to the female figure. Take a look at today’s most celebrated female stars, however, and it’s not hard to see that in 2014 you’re more likely to get the cold shoulder if you tell someone their behind isn’t sizeable.
The hourglass shape is back with a vengeance and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Iggy Azalea all wear their curvaceous derrieres with pride. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the number of buttocks augmentations through implants has risen 484% over the past two years, with more women opting to replicate the stars’ famous figures.
Not everyone wants the trauma of full-blown surgery though, and there are some concerns about the safety of implants in light of stories about them shifting or moving. At The Private Clinic we’re proud to offer a more ‘organic’ alternatives to implants;
Liposculpting through Vaser Liposuction is a popular choice for this looking to enhance the appearance of their behind. Vaser Liposuction involves removing fat from the buttocks which in turn can help to contour and tighten the area dramatically improving the overall appearance. Vaser lipo is performed under local anesthetic or sedation if required and you will be able to leave shortly after the procedure to recover in your own home. If you are seeking a more defined and atheletic toned appearance then you may be suitable for Vaser Hi-Def which is a specialist liposuction technique that enhances the visibility of underlying toning and musculature.
To find out more about our Vaser Liposuction options or to book a consultation click here or call 03339 209135.
Another effective way is through a procedure known as fat transfer. The treatment, which is non-surgical and performed under local anaesthetic, increases volume in the area through pockets of your own fat which has been removed from other areas of the body.
Fat transfer has rocketed in popularity over the past few years, and last year alone The Private Clinic saw the number of fat transfers to the buttocks triple. The fat that is used is initially removed through minimally-invasive forms of liposuction, MicroLipo or VASER Lipo, before it is refined and then selectively injected into the buttocks. Because the material going into your body is your own, there is significantly less risk of infection or rejection, and results are natural and subtle. The bottom appears lifted and shapely, while the areas harvested for fat are slimmed down and toned.
Unlike implants, results can be permanent providing your weight is kept constant after the treatment. It certainly isn’t a quick-fix or alternative to working out at the gym; we actively encourage our patients to exercise both before and after treatment, and believe anyone who avoids a healthy lifestyle will be disappointed with their results. As the fat is completely natural, excessive weight loss too can affect your results and it is therefore recommended that you work closely with your clinic to ensure your decision is being taken at the right time. Similarly the procedure requires suitable levels of fat on the body for it to be successful; someone with very little body fat will not find the procedure suitable and it isn’t the right option for those seeking a guaranteed size change. Fat is natural, therefore we can never have total control over how it reacts with the body.
The Private Clinic
We are proud to work with some of the UK’s most renowned fat transfer doctors, all with extensive experience and knowledge in the art of fat grafting.
Our experienced team includes Dr Dennis Wolf and Dr Puneet Gupta to name a few. Our team are among the most knowledgeable pioneers of the minimally-invasive treatment in the UK, and are widely renowned for their skill and ability.
With over 30 years of Harley Street medical excellence behind us, our commitment is to find the most minimally-invasive, effective way to help you achieve your goal. We are proud of the results we have been able to achieve through fat transfer, and believe that the only way to achieve what you want is through working with the best professionals who understand what you want and strive to find the best way to achieve it.