Buttocks liposuction involves the removal of fat from the buttocks area. The procedure is performed by first making an incision and then flushing the area with a saline solution and a local anesthetic (the tumescent technique). This contracts the skin and the blood vessels, allowing the fat deposits to be aspirated.
Also Known As:
- Butt lipo
- Buttocks surgery
Conditions Treated with Buttocks Liposuction:
Excessive fat deposits are treated with buttocks liposuction. The procedure can also be used to remove fat deposits that do not respond to exercise.
A non-surgical alternative to buttocks liposuction is weight loss and exercise. There is no comparable surgical alternative to buttocks liposuction.
Anesthesia with Buttocks Liposuction:
Buttocks liposuction is performed under either local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.
Potential Complications from Buttocks Liposuction:
Possible complications of buttocks liposuction include bleeding, infection, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Other risks include blood vessel damage, nerve damage, muscle damage and blood clotting. It is also possible for the buttocks to be asymmetrical or to have an uneven surface.
Prognosis after Buttocks Liposuction:
The prognosis for a positive end result following buttocks liposuction is good.
Recovery from Buttocks Liposuction:
The total recovery time for buttocks liposuction is two to four weeks.