Fat transfer with buttock implant and importance of the aesthetic units
When it comes to buttock augmentation with implants, most people often believe in a misconception. They tend to expect that this procedure can give them an instant hourglass shape. However, in reality, buttock augmentation with implants can only give you more projection. If you happen to be a patient without a buttock shape, do not expect the implant to create an A shape or an hourglass shape for you all at once.
Let’s go back to the concept of the aesthetic units of the buttock.
To provide projection, the central buttock aesthetic unit will be corrected with an implant. However, this do not cover the the gluteal triangle lateral part of the buttock, inferior gluteal fold, and the ischial areas. There are specific complications that can arise when these areas are not given attention such as the visibility of the implant on the side of the buttock.
The distribution of fat in the buttocks is very unique and it varies from patient to patient. When I do this surgery, I put the implant in an intramuscular plane. Then, I will perform liposuction in all these areas. It includes the gluteal triangle and the lower back. Fat transfer will be done as well to the lateral aesthetic unit and inferior aesthetic unit.
Fat transfer comes in handy when the patient has more fat in the bottom part of the buttock than on the top part. If fat is injected at in the superior, lateral, and inferior part of the buttocks, this will decrease palpability and the visibility of the implant. It will also blend all the aesthetic units with the central aesthetic unit and will deliver a great result.