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.

Body Sculpting in Indianapolis

Non-surgical treatments for body sculpting are everywhere. Treatments for fat reduction, skin tightening, and even cellulite reduction promise results without liposuction. While liposuction can still provide excellent results for many patients, more and more are interested in non-surgical body sculpting treatments. In this article, we’ll explore two different body sculpting treatments we offer in our Indianapolis dermatology and aesthetics practice: CoolSculpting for fat reduction combined with Z-Wave for cellulite removal.

Combination Body Sculpting Procedures at the LASSI

CoolSculpting is the #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure in the United States. At the LASSI, we provide this treatment for all FDA-approved treatment areas, including the inner and outer thighs and beneath the buttocks (banana rolls). However, many patients who desire fat reduction in the upper legs also want to reduce the appearance of cellulite. As you may have guessed, CoolSculpting does not treat cellulite.

CoolSculpting Body Sculpting for Thighs

*Individual results will vary from person to person.

Enter Z-Wave. This cellulite reduction treatment uses a handheld massage device to gently and comfortably break up pockets of gas and fat strands that cause skin dimpling. In addition to cellulite reduction, Z-Wave can also improve your visible results following a CoolSculpting treatment.

How does this combination body sculpting procedure work?

CoolSculpting freezes fat using cryolipolysis. This kills the excess fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen and break apart, they are absorbed and filtered out through the body’s lymphatic system. Following any CoolSculpting treatment, the area is massaged to help speed up the breakdown of frozen fat cells. This helps improve visible results in the treatment area more quickly.

Adding on the Z-Wave treatment, the handheld pulsing device designed to break up pockets of cellulite can also be used to more effectively break up the frozen fat cells. This provides more precise, faster results. On top of that, the cellulite in that area is also broken up to reveal a smoother skin surface.

Can liposuction treat unwanted fat and cellulite in a single procedure?

z-wave cellulite treatment before and after

*Individual results will vary from person to person.

While liposuction can help improve the appearance of cellulite to a small degree, many patients will still benefit from an additional cellulite treatment following the procedure. This will improve overall body sculpting results. Once you’ve healed, our providers at LASSI Skin can give you a relaxing massage experience with the Z-Wave cellulite reduction device.

Body Sculpting in Indianapolis at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana

Ready to sculpt your way to a new you? Dr. C. William Hanke, board-certified dermatologic surgeon and founder of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, is a top national and international expert in body sculpting using tumescent liposuction. This makes him and the staff he supervises uniquely qualified to perform non-surgical body sculpting treatments like CoolSculpting and Z-Wave. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you reduce unwanted body fat and cellulite.


Does CoolSculpting Work?

Do you have pockets of stubborn fat in areas of your body despite being your ideal weight? If you’re looking for a solution to unwanted fat without surgery, CoolSculpting boasts non-surgical fat reduction with real results. But does CoolSculpting work?

Does CoolSculpting Work As Well As Reviews Claim?

Does CoolSculpting work as well as they say? Board-certified physicians conducted CoolSculpting clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of each treatment area. Following each clinical trial, physicians agreed that the system works to safely reduce unwanted fat, and the FDA cleared the device.

Does CoolSculpting work? It most certainly does, but individual results vary. Like any medical procedure, it’s not right for everyone. Furthermore, choosing the right providers is essential to see real results. This is why a consultation at a reputable medical facility is recommended to know if CoolSculpting is right for you and get excellent results.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The science of CoolSculpting is rather straight forward and easy to understand for most patients. The key to understanding how CoolSculpting works is to learn how body fat acts within the body and how it responds to cold temperatures.

[Video] How does CoolSculpting work?

Understanding Body Fat

Body fat is essential for human survival. It provides warmth and energy when food is scarce. What you may not have known is that the body doesn’t create fat cells when we gain weight; rather, our existing fat cells expand. If we use a body contouring procedure, such as CoolSculpting or liposuction, we remove pockets of fat cells. With those fat cells gone, you have fewer to hold fat and expand.

Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing Technology

CoolSculpting is the first and only FDA-approved body contouring solution that utilizes crylipolysis, a specialized cooling technique that works to freeze specifically targeted fat cells during treatment. Freezing kills the fat cells. Once destroyed, they are gradually eliminated from the body through the natural processes of the lymphatic system.

On What Areas of the Body Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting was originally approved for belly fat and love handles (or the abs and flanks). Since then, physicians have tested other areas of the body through clinical trials. Where else does CoolSculpting work? Find out where you can get your fat frozen off below.

CoolSculpting for Abs and Flankscoolsculpting before and after photos

Upper and lower abs and the flanks have been successfully treated with CoolSculpting for years. They’re the most commonly requested treatment areas from both men and women looking to achieve a slimmer physique. Stubborn pockets of fat cells, usually sticking around due to genetic predisposition, are frozen and eliminated. Each area can be treated separately using a single applicator, though you can treat more than one area simultaneously with more than one CoolSculpting device and applicator.

Back and Bra Fat Reduction

Back fat and underarm fat that bulges when wearing a bra or strappy dress are two of the newer treatment areas to be approved for treatment. The process is the same as with the abs and love handles. Even a very small pocket of fat can be targeted and eliminated using crylipolysis.

Inner and Outer Thigh Slimming

The thighs are another highly requested treatment area for fat reduction. This includes both the inner and outer thighs. Whether your inner thighs rub together, causing discomfort, or your outer thighs give you a wide-hipped look you don’t care for, CoolSculpting can effectively eliminate the stubborn fat cells that gather in those areas.

Double Chin Reductioncoolsculpting for double chin

Until just a few years ago, the dreaded double chin could only be reduced using liposuction. In the same year, both Kybella and CoolMini for CoolSculpting hit the market. Does CoolSculpting work on the double chin? CoolMini is FDA approved and it has been shown to reduce double chin fat by an average of 20 percent. Multiple treatments are often required, as with other treatment areas.

Reduce Upper Arm Fat

Another area of fat you can blame on genetics is upper arm fat. It’s that hanging bulge of fat that wiggles when we wave at someone, making us reluctant to wear tank tops in the summer. Thankfully, the FDA recently approved CoolSculpting for arms, so you can wave goodbye to flabby upper arms.

Does CoolSculpting work on other areas of the body?

Some other areas of the body can be treated using CoolSculpting, like the knees and beneath the buttocks, also called “banana rolls.” Both have shown excellent results in many patients. Cryolipolysis has also been tested on gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) with excellent results.

Choosing the Right Providers

When you hear people who have tried CoolSculpting say it didn’t work for them, you may doubt its effectiveness. Instead of asking, “Does CoolSculpting work?” however, consider asking where they received the treatment. There’s an old saying that a tool is only as good as the person using it. If a nail is bent while hammering, it’s not the hammer’s fault, but the person wielding it. So if patients are receiving their CoolSculpting treatments with providers who don’t have the skills, training, and expertise in body contouring, their results won’t be as good as they can be.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a non-surgical procedure can be done by anyone. It takes training and an understanding of body contouring to safely and effectively use CoolSculpting. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, our providers are trained and supervised by Dr. C. William Hanke, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and body contouring expert. In addition to providing patients with superior results using tumescent liposuction, he trains and lectures other physicians on body contouring techniques. This makes him, and our staff, uniquely qualified to provide superior CoolSculpting results.

Ready to Try CoolSculpting in Indianapolis?

Don’t gamble with discounts from medical spas and so-called CoolSculpting clinics. Go to the experts in body contouring, and trust your results and safety with the medical professionals at the LASSI in Indianapolis. Contact us for a consultation today.