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What Is the Best Butt Lift for Me?

A perky, curvy backside has been one of the most sought-after features of the past decade. Thanks to its resurgence in popular culture, women everywhere are wanting to trade in their flat backsides for voluminous derrières. Whether their backside is naturally flat, or aging and weight fluctuations have caused the behind to lose its shape and volume, a lackluster butt can negatively affect a woman’s confidence. Butt augmentation takes small, flat, sagging, or asymmetrical buttocks and turns them into a beautiful, confidence-enhancing feature. There are many options for achieving the full, curvy, and lifted backside you desire. While all of them will enhance the derrière, they all provide unique benefits.

classical image of voluptuous female curves

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, more commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, has gained international popularity for its ability to shape and enhance the butt. This procedure is performed in a two-step process. The first involves attaining the fat needed for transfer. Fat is extracted from the abdomen, upper thighs, or lower back through liposuction. From here, the fat is purified and separated so that only the highest-quality fat remains for re-injection. Dr. Mesbahi takes the purified fat and injects it into multiple areas of the buttocks to provide fullness and lift.

The Benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Provides the most natural look and feel for the buttocks
  • Offers full body sculpting as fat is removed from the abdomen, thighs, and back
  • Involves a low risk of infection, allergies, or rejection of the additional fat
  • Provides long-lasting results

Butt Implants

Before the use of fat grafting, butt implants were the highest standard for butt augmentation and are still popular today. Butt implants are made of solid silicone and are offered in a variety of shapes and sizes. These implants are inserted into the buttock through an incision made in the natural crease between the butt cheek and thigh to prevent visible scarring.

The Benefits of Butt Implants

  • Creates a dramatic transformation
  • Ideal for those who don’t have enough excess fat on their body to use for fat grafting
  • Provides permanent results

Liposuction

For some women, their dissatisfaction with their backside doesn’t stem from a flat butt; instead, it comes from excess fat in the buttock region. This excess fat may cause the butt to look disproportionate with the rest of the body and can lead to a negative self-image. For these women, liposuction is the preferred method. This procedure uses a cannula and suction device to remove unwanted fat. Liposuction of the buttocks will reveal a firmer, smoother, balanced, and lifted derrière.

The Benefits of Liposuction

  • Provides permanent removal of fat
  • Ideal for women who desire firmness but not an increase in size

If you are interested in butt augmentation, contact Dr. Alex Mesbahi at 703-287-8277 to set up a consultation.

How Can Augmentation Correct Breast Asymmetry?

So much of a woman’s confidence comes from the way she perceives her body, and a woman’s breasts are a major contributing factor to that perception. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries for a reason: women gain self-esteem and confidence when they are pleased with the appearance of their breasts. Unfortunately, they can lose that same self-esteem when they are not satisfied with their breast aesthetics. Asymmetrical breasts can significantly damage a woman’s self-image and create unnecessary feelings of shame, which causes them to hide or pull away from social or intimate interactions. For these women, breast augmentation can help ease these emotions and allow women to love their breasts.

Close up of sexy woman with perfect chest in white bra

Some Asymmetry Is Normal

The vast majority of women experience some form of breast asymmetry, whether it be in size, shape, or position. Fortunately, many women’s asymmetry is not noticeable; some women may not even be aware that their breasts are asymmetrical. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference in the form, position, or volume of the breasts, and while some degree of this is invisible to the naked eye, more significant degrees of asymmetry are noticeable. Between the negative emotional impact and the difficulty in finding clothing that fits properly, asymmetrical breasts provide many hardships. If your asymmetry is easily noticeable, then breast augmentation in one or both breasts can correct the issue by evening out your frame and enhancing your confidence.

Even Out With Augmentation

Breast augmentation with implants can aid breast asymmetry that is due to a difference in volume or form. A breast implant can be inserted into the smaller breast to match it to the larger breast (if you are pleased with the size and shape of that breast), or implants can be placed in both breasts to create additional balance. If an implant is used in both breasts, the size of the implants will ultimately differ, but you and your surgeon will work together to ensure a cohesive aesthetic is achieved. Even with augmentation, completely symmetrical breasts cannot be guaranteed; however, you will discover that any unevenness there is will only be noticeable to you and will be on par with the significant majority of women.

Alternatives to Breast Augmentation

Some women who experience breast asymmetry have no issues with volume or form but instead have a difference in breast position. For these women, a breast lift may be able to even out breast position with little-to-no change of breast volume. Alternatively, if a woman is more pleased with the size of her smaller breast, then breast reduction surgery will reduce the larger breast to match the smaller one. Whatever the cause of your breast asymmetry, there is a breast procedure that can work for you.

If you are suffering from negative emotions stemming from asymmetrical breasts, contact Dr. Alex Mesbahi today by calling his office at 703-287-8277 to set up a consultation.