Butt Implants vs Buttock Reshaping

Butt Implants vs Buttock Reshaping

Butt implants and buttock augmentation are trending procedures in Indianapolis, with more people actively searching for providers who can give them a perkier backside. However, as you search for more reputable information about such procedures, consider how less-invasive procedures that don’t require butt implants can reshape and enhance your derriere. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer surgical and non-surgical procedures that can provide buttock reshaping. These treatments use what you already have to your advantage without the need for butt implants for artificial enhancement.

In this article, we will discuss:

Enhance Your Assets Without Butt Implants

There are many reasons why you might want to avoid butt implants and rely on buttock reshaping procedures. First, both surgical liposuction and non-surgical body contouring treatments are safer than general plastic surgery procedures like butt implants. Butt implants require patients to be under general anesthesia, which is an increased surgical safety risk. Secondly, some patients find that their butt implants are too large after surgery. This can make it difficult to find clothing that fits properly as well as general unhappiness with your appearance. Finally, it is generally recommended by plastic surgeons that implants be inspected regularly after placement to ensure they are still intact and not causing harm to the patient’s health. This incurs long-term costs and, if the implants are compromised, they must be removed and/or replaced.

The benefits of forgoing butt implants and relying more on reshaping procedures like those we offer at the LASSI include:

  • safer treatment without using general anesthesia
  • no foreign implanted materials
  • more natural-looking results

Buttock Reshaping with Tumescent Liposuction

Liposuction is surgery. However, with the tumescent procedure, patients are not put under general anesthesia. This improves patient safety dramatically. During tumescent liposuction, tumescent local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. After making small incisions, your dermatologic surgeon inserts a cannula to remove unwanted fat.

Liposuction isn’t simply a vacuum to remove fat; it is a contouring procedure that helps reshape areas of the body. In the case of buttocks, removing excess fat surrounding the buttocks helps to naturally enhance your derriere without the need for butt implants. Recovery time is shorter and less intense as well, and the procedure is safer without general anesthesia or a foreign object being implanted into the body.

To visually enhance the buttocks, liposuction can be performed on the flanks (love handles), lower back, and just beneath the buttocks (banana roll). When these three areas are reduced, your backside will appear more prominent. The buttocks themselves may also be reshaped, depending on your needs.

Buttock Reshaping with CoolSculpting

With CoolSculpting, we can do something very similar to what tumescent liposuction accomplishes without any surgery at all. Using an FDA-approved fat freezing technology known as cryolipolysis (which was developed by dermatologists), we can slowly freeze and destroy excess fat beneath your buttocks and love handles. Over time and over a series of non-invasive treatments, body fat disappears to reveal a more contoured area that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks themselves. Again, no butt implants are required and there is zero downtime with CoolSculpting treatments.

By reducing unwanted fat in the banana roll (beneath the buttocks), flanks (love handles) and even the inner and outer thighs, the buttocks can appear more prominent and sculpted without butt implants or any surgery whatsoever.

Z-Wave Cellulite Reduction

In addition to buttock reshaping treatments, we also offer a cellulite reduction procedure called Z-Wave. The buttocks and upper thighs are the areas that most often have visible cellulite. Cellulite is present to some degree in 90 percent of women. With the Z-Wave, we can gently break up the fat pockets that form cellulite to smooth and tone the skin of the upper thighs and buttocks. Combined with a CoolSculpting procedure, Z-Wave can help break up frozen fat cells for faster results as well.

Z-Wave is also used following liposuction once you are fully healed.

What about fat transfers for buttock augmentation?

Many liposuction patients ask about transporting the fat removed during liposuction into the buttocks for natural enhancement without butt implants. However, experience has shown that the results are unpredictable and don’t last. It is for this reason that we do not recommend fat transfers to the buttocks.

What about buttock reduction?

If you have a little too much volume in your backside, we recommend liposuction using tumescent anesthesa for fat reduction and buttock reshaping. CoolSculpting is not approved by the FDA for application directly onto the buttocks; it is approved just beneath the buttocks (banana roll) and the inner and outer thighs, as well as for fat reduction on the abdomen, flanks, and back/bra fat.

What if I want butt implants following my reshaping procedures?

If you still desire an enhancement of your backside following your buttock reshaping procedures, we can recommend a specialist in the area. It is best to choose a surgeon who specializing in buttock augmentations and butt implants for the best results.

What about exercising to enhance by buttock size?

Following your reshaping procedure, exercise can help enhance the gluteal muscles for an enhanced backside without butt implants. We recommend working with a personal trainer to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. It’s also recommend that you exercise regularly following any fat reduction procedure in order to maintain results. While fat cells removed during liposuction or CoolSculpting will not return, remaining fat cells can still expand if you gain weight. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain your new sculpted physique.

Note that some exercises can make your derriere shrink in size if you’re burning fat in that area. That is why it’s a good idea to work with a personal trainer to make sure the gluteal muscles are activated for healthy growth.

Do creams or lotions help increase buttock size?

The short answer is no. There are no topical treatments that can help you grow fat or increase muscle mass anywhere in the body. Some of these topical treatments can temporarily firm skin in that area, but that is the most you can expect from these products.

Should I choose liposuction or CoolSculpting for fat reduction and buttock reshaping?

Every patient is different. If your only concern is excess fat beneath the buttocks and/or on the inner and outer thighs, CoolSculpting may work well for you. However, if you require more reshaping on and around the buttocks and even into your lower back for advanced reshaping, liposuction will likely be recommended. There are areas that liposuction can treat better than CoolSculpting can. You can come in for a personalized consultation to find out which procedure will provide you with the best results.

How much do these fat reduction procedures cost?

Tumescent liposuction and CoolSculpting costs vary for a variety of reasons. The amount of fat to be reduced and the number of treatment areas are just two factors in determining the cost of treatment. The best way to understand the cost of your total treatment at the LASSI is to schedule a consultation with our team. Find out which of these two procedures will be best for you and how much each would cost to help you see your desired results.

What about stretch marks on my buttocks and thighs?

If you have stretch marks, Z-Wave is also known to help. However, we also offer laser skin treatments and microneedling. Both of these procedures encourage enhanced production of collagen and elastin to the treatment area, reinforcing stretch marked skin to fade these imperfections over time.

Why Should I Choose the LASSI for Buttock Reshaping and Fat Reduction Procedures?

If you want a natural look without butt implants, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is one of your best options for fat reduction and body contouring procedures. The LASSI is owned and operated by board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke, a top liposuction and body contouring expert in Indiana. Dr. Hanke helped pioneer modern-day tumescent liposuction techniques and educates other dermatologic surgeons on this procedure. He is published in peer reviewed journals on the tumescent technique and best practices in fat reduction. This experience, coupled with proven results, makes Dr. Hanke a top pick for patients in Indiana and around the country for tumescent liposuction treatments.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanke and our team of dermatology and body contouring experts at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana and find out if buttock reshaping without butt implants is right for you.

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