Augmentation of flat or sagging buttocks

Augmentation of flat or sagging buttocks – Cannes & Nice | Dr. Victor Médard de Chardon

INTRODUCTION

What are the main issues that can affect the buttocks?

This concerns aspects such as flat or sagging buttocks.

What are the techniques that enable the volume of flat buttocks to be increased?

Several techniques enable the volume of the buttocks to be increased: buttock augmentation using buttock prostheses (buttock implants), buttock augmentation by using an injection of fat (lipostructure) and buttock augmentation using Macrolane injections.

What are the techniques that enable sagging buttocks to be lifted (buttock ptosis)?

It is possible to lift the buttocks in two ways: either by performing a buttock augmentation (buttock implants, injection of fat or Macrolane) or by performing a buttock lift. More information about buttock lifts: buttock lift.

What are the causes of flat or sagging buttocks?

The origin is usually constitutional (insufficient development of the buttock muscles with the appearance of flat buttocks since puberty). Even with muscle strengthening through regular physical exercise, the buttock muscles can remain under-developed. The cause is sometimes secondary to significant weight loss, an illness or a neurological or muscular trauma.

TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES

There are several techniques for increasing the volume of the buttocks.

BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION USING LIPOSTRUCTURE (or lipofilling)

The buttock augmentation is performed using an autologous injection of fat, harvested using liposuction during the same surgical procedure. This concerns a graft of fat cells, the uptake of which is 50 to 70%.

Pre- and post-operative consultations take place in the aesthetic surgeon's surgery: Eden Palace, 145 rue d’Antibes 06400 Cannes

The operation takes place at the Hôpital Privé Cannes Oxford

Anaesthesia: usually general anaesthetic

Duration of buttock surgery involving an injection of fat: 2 to 3 hours

Hospitalisation: outpatient or one night hospitalisation

Post-operative effects of buttock augmentation using an injection of fat:

  • Mild pain at the liposuction sites (7 to 14 days) No pain in the buttocks.
  • The result of the buttock augmentation is immediately visible but over-corrected because uptake of the fat grafting is partial and takes place over 3 to 6 months.
  • Final result on the shape and volume of the buttocks: 6 months
  • No stitches to be removed
  • Buttock compression clothing worn for: 4 weeks
  • Wearing of compression stockings: 14 days
  • Return to work: 3 to 14 days
  • Return to sporting activities: 4 weeks

Further information on lipostructure: Injection of fat

BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION WITH MACROLATE INJECTION

The buttock augmentation is performed using an injection of Macrolane (a highly reticulated form of hyaluronic acid). Macrolane is a resorbable filler product, the injections for which must be repeated once a year on average to maintain the buttock augmentation volume.

Pre- and post-operative consultations take place in the aesthetic surgeon's surgery: Eden Palace, 145 rue d’Antibes 06400 Cannes

The surgical procedure takes place at the Hôpital Privé Cannes Oxford in the operating room, in a sterile environment

Anaesthesia: local anaesthetic with sedation or general anaesthetic

Duration of buttock surgery involving injection of Macrolane: 45 minutes

Hospitalisation: outpatient or one night hospitalisation

Post-operative effects of a buttock augmentation using Marcolane injections:

  • Very little or no pain in the buttocks
  • Immediately visible result
  • No stitches to be removed
  • Compression clothing worn for: 4 weeks
  • Return to work: from the following day, if not after several days of rest
  • Return to sporting activities: 4 weeks
  • The resorption of the volume gradually occurs over 12 to 18 months. A further injection, of a lower quantity than the initial volume, is necessary once a year for maintaining the result of the buttock augmentation.

Further information on Macrolane: macrolane buttock injection

BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS

The benefits of Macrolane in comparison to lipostructure

  • A buttock augmentation using an injection of Macrolane is always possible to restore their volume, including very slim patients who do not have a sufficient quantity of fat to perform lipostructure.

The disadvantages of Macrolane in comparison to lipostructure

  • The cost of Macrolane is relatively high (EUR 1500 for 200 cc)
  • Macrolane is resorbable unlike lipofilling (fat injection). However, the resorption is slow, taking around 12 to 18 months.

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVER

A buttock augmentation may exceptionally be covered by health insurance when the buttock atrophy is secondary to an illness or neurological or muscular trauma.

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