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Using AI to Educate Liposuction Patients on their Body Areas

We trained a deep learning model to recognize potential liposuction areas in patient photos. The model has been incorporated in our new version of the Virtual Consultation to educate patients on which areas they could have liposuction done. Instead of having patients choosing problem areas from a simple list of checkboxes or by clicking on a stock image of a human model, we use Artificial Intelligence e to show them their actual body areas and mark those areas where they can might have liposuction.

The Covid-19 effect in Virtual Consults

With the global impact of Covid 19 and local curfew measures many medical specialists, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons have made increased use of virtual consultations. While practices were closed, plastic surgeons continued to stay in touch with patients via virtual visits.

The ASPS conducted a survey in 2020 among their members and found out that:

    • 64% had already seen an increase in virtual consultations even before the beginning of Covid-19
    • 68% started virtual consultations because of Covid-19

Using Deep Learning to detect Liposuction Areas

We trained a deep learning model to recognize potential liposuction areas in patient photos. The model has been incorporated in our new version of the Virtual Consultation to educate patients on which areas they could have liposuction done. Instead of having patients choosing problem areas from a simple list of checkboxes or by clicking on a stock image of a human model, we use AI to show them their actual body areas and mark those areas where they can might have lipo.

The motivation

Our motivation was to improve the current version of our online virtual consultation. The current BBL virtual consultation consists of a basic contact info form and an option to upload photos or use directly the smartphone camera to take fresh pictures. In one of the steps, we ask the patient to select from a list of body areas which ones are they interested in having treated.

We felt that we could go further and use the power of deep learning image recognition to give patients an added value that other virtual consultations had not done.

The Process

Our work is relies on the the libraries provided by Facebook’s object detection platform called “Detectron2”. We used the libraries and base object detection models provided in Detectron2 as the starting platform.

Image 1 : Detectron2 -a Facebook computer vision library used in Object / Segment detection

We trained our own Detectron2 Model using over 2500 before and after and virtual consultation pictures.

Gathering the Data

We used before and after pictures from our doctors, and pictures collected from virtual consultations. In total we had over 10k images to start.

To make our work easy we had to organize the images into 3 main views: Front, Side and Back. Since organizing manually over 10,000 images would take many days. We created a separate AI view detection model to organize images according to the position of the person in the picture . In this case we trained the view detection model with over 450 pictures. We took 150 fronts, 150 back and 150 side views. We then let view detection model organize the 10k images into 1 of the 3 view types.

Labeling the Data

After having all images organized into the 3 views – Front, Side & Back, we selected a few hundred to label the body areas.

In a sum the main training data for our body areas detection model was: A few hundred pictures + a json file for each picture containing the 2d-polygon coordinates for the drawn body areas.

Image 2: We used the annotation tool (Labelme) to draw polygons over each body area we want to later detect. The Back area is show in green, flanks in red, butt in yellow, outer thighs in cyan, inner thighs in blue and upper arms in magenta.

Labeling the data is an arduous manual process – it takes time, precision and patience to draw polygons using the mouse to mark the different body areas.

Training the Model

After having all the 2500 pictures + json pairs – we segmented them in 2 sets – a training set containing 2407 pairs and the remaining 93 pairs were used as a validation set during training.

Image 3: The training was done in Google Colab using a Tesla V100 GPU (16 GB Ram)

The total train time took about 1 hour – thanks to the GPU. The same training was done offline without a GPU – and it took over 10 hours. Using a powerful GPU is definitely a valuable asset to train models much faster.

Testing the Model

We tested the trained lipo areas detection model – with several before and after pictures and virtual consultation selfies.

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background and a watermark (courtesy – Infiniskin.com)

Testing Virtual Consutation Selfies (smartphone pictures) with a complex backgrounds. The model proved to be effective also with regular selfie style pictures taken with a regular smartphone camera. Here are some of the results.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Lipo 360

What makes Lipo 360 different from traditional liposuction is its comprehensive approach. Instead of simply removing fat from the mid and lower abdomen, Lipo 360 can target bulging and love handles around the entire waistline. Common problem areas, such as the flanks or lower back, can be addressed in one procedure.

Stubborn areas of fat hanging around your midsection can be a pain. Whether you have love handles, a bulging tummy, or crave a sleek hourglass shape, belly fat gets in the way of achieving your ideal physique.

Permanently remove fat around your tummy, sides, and back once and for all, and enjoy a sleek, slim shape with Lipo 360. Take a closer look into Lipo 360 to help you determine if it’s right for you.

What is Lipo 360?

Surely you’ve heard of traditional liposuction to get rid of pesky fat. Lipo 360 is a more inclusive cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat from the midsection to restore your natural silhouette – 360 degrees around.

Lipo 360 is one of the most sought-after modern fat removal procedures to achieve an hourglass shape. Lipo 360 removes subcutaneous fat (the fat you can visibly see just under the skin) using tumescent (under the skin) liposuction in 4 distinct areas to reshape and contour the body. Target areas cover the stomach, flanks, back, and waistline.

What Does Lipo 360 Include?

Lipo 360 looks at the entire midsection to create cohesive, natural-looking results. The doctor can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), and waist.

Lipo 360 can help you achieve:

      • A flatter stomach
      • More apparent abdominal muscles
      • Reduced love handles
      • A more curvy, shapely figure
      • A smaller waistline

What Happens During a Lipo 360 Procedure?

Lipo 360 is a relatively straightforward procedure. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your treatment.

Before Liposuction:

Before fat removal surgery, you’ll meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations about the procedure. During this initial consultation, be sure to let your doctor know which areas of the body you hope to target.

If you’re a good candidate for Lipo 360, you’ll be able to book the surgical procedure with your doctor.

During the Procedure:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to remove and put back on the day of your surgery.

Before your liposuction procedure, your doctor will likely review any pre-op tests, go over aftercare instructions, and answer any last-minute questions you might have.

In most cases, Lipo 360 is performed under local anesthesia or sedation. Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, meaning you will remain awake but pain-free during the procedure. Lipo 360 starts with making small incisions in the skin. Next, the surgeon will inject tumescent fluid into the incisions, which is a combination of lidocaine, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline.

The solution numbs the areas of the body where liposuction is being performed to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the surgery. Next, the plastic surgeon will use a cannula vacuum to suction unwanted fat deposits from specific areas in the midsection.

Finally, the doctor will proceed with body sculpting and removing fat deposits in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flanks, lower back, and love handles to accentuate your natural curves and create a natural-looking result.

If you opt to have a fat transfer like a Brazilian Butt Lift simultaneously with Lipo 360, the fat cells will be harvested, sterilized, and then reinjected into your body at this stage of the surgery.

After Liposuction:

You’ll likely wear a compression garment immediately following your liposuction surgery. This garment helps reduce pain, swelling, bruising and helps speed up the healing process.

Your doctor may monitor you for a short amount of time post-op before discharging you. Even though you will not be under general anesthesia, driving is not permitted after surgery. Instead, you should arrange a ride home with a trusted friend, family member, or car ride service following your procedure.

Your doctor will likely book a follow-up appointment a few days later to check your progress and healing.

What is the Recovery Time After Lipo 360?

There is minimal downtime after this type of liposuction, and you should be able to return to work in 3-4 days. Most patients experience some pain or discomfort for a few days. Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects of Lipo 360. Ample rest is recommended for at least 2 days following surgery. Pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Avoid any significant exercise for at least three weeks, and don’t return to the gym until you are cleared for exercise by your surgeon.

The small incisions will heal and fade within a few days. You’ll notice immediate changes in your body following Lipo 360. The final results often take 2-3 months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo 360?

Healthy individuals who are within their ideal body weight but want to remove stubborn excess fat are ideal candidates for 360-degree liposuction. Lipo 360 is exceptional if you’re seeking an hourglass shape. However, if you have a large amount of visceral fat (that’s the fat deep inside your body surrounding your internal organs), Lipo 360 may not be the best procedure for you. Additionally, if you recently lost weight and have an abundance of excess skin, liposuction is generally not used as a skin tightening procedure. In this case, a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover could be a better option to remove loose skin permanently.

Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, the procedure removes excess fat from troublesome areas that don’t respond well to exercise to contour and redefine your body shape.

Can I do Lipo 360 and BBL at the Same Time?

Absolutely! Lipo 360 is an excellent way to collect excess fat cells that can later be transferred into other body areas. Typically fat is removed from the midsection in Lipo 360. The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer. During a BBL, the surgeon will inject your own fat into the buttocks to increase volume and improve the overall shape of your bottom.

Additionally, you can recycle fat with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation or a gluteus augmentation.

The Benefits of Lipo 360

Deciding which type of liposuction is right for you can be a challenge. Keep in mind traditional lipo targets one specific area where Lipo 360 offers a more inclusive result. Circumferential liposuction is a more comprehensive procedure that considers your full profile and silhouette of the midsection. This procedure isn’t exclusively to remove fat around the back, belly, and love handles; it’s to help sculpt and shape the body to give you your desired figure.

How Much Does A 360 Liposculpture Cost?

Like any other cosmetic surgery, the cost can vary for each patient. Body contouring surgery is especially personal. Factors including where you live, how much fat you want to remove, and surgeon expertise can fluctuate the cost. For example, lipo 360 can be anywhere from $1,400 to $9,200.

To have an accurate understanding of the cost of your procedure, you’ll first have to book an initial consultation with your surgeon. In-person or virtual consultations are the first step to take to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any risks associated with 360 Liposuction?

There are risks associated with any cosmetic surgery. While uncommon, severe side effects include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries.

  1. Does having a prior C-Section matter?

It is not a contraindication for having this type of liposuction. In most cases, having a prior C-section will not affect the surgery. Lipo 360 can sometimes even make the scar smoother and remove fat deposits that can accumulate above the scar.

  1. What is the difference between Lipo 360 and a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck physically removes fat and skin to tighten and smooth the stomach, whereas Lipo 360 only removes fat around your midsection. Additionally, a tummy tuck is a much more invasive surgery and will require ample downtime.

  1. How many inches can I lose with Lipo 360?

Lipo 360 will generally remove a couple of inches from your waist. A general rule of thumb is that you lose an inch for every five pounds of fat lost. Keep in mind your results may vary.

  1. When will I be completely healed?

You can return to regular activity relatively quickly after surgery. However, a long-term recovery typically lasts 3 months.

If you’re still unsure if plastic surgery is right for you, consider speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more. 360-degree-lipo can be a life-changing procedure for many patients looking to achieve their ideal body shape.

Liposuction to Liposculture

Liposculpture is one of the latest plastic surgery trends. As its name suggests, liposculpture is a variation on liposuction. But unlike liposuction, which removes fat from specific areas of the body, liposculpture is not just about removing fat. It also reshapes the body by removing fat and then adding it to the right places to improve the body’s overall contour.

Liposuction’s popularity has peaked due to its widely growing demand for correcting fat accumulations and its ability to remodel the body. It has become such a standard tool in the anesthetic world that people are willing to pay massive amounts just to fit within the redefined “cultural beauty standards.”

Photo courtesy of – Orlando Liposuction by Bassin

The issue

Liposuction is not a crime because it has been used as a tool to treat prevalent body fats. Still, nowadays, as unrealistic beauty standards such as the “Kardashian effect” and “fuller lips” on the rise, it is being utilized as a procedure to change the natural body contour of a person.

While most of the advertisements we see are not real on social media, mainly because they are photoshopped, the youth is now choosing Liposuction. This is because they see it as the only preferable way of achieving a slimmer figure like Cinderella, or because they don’t want to gain post-pregnancy weight to resemble Gigi Hadid.

Irreversible damage caused by Liposuction

Scarring, Hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and blood vessels’ damage are significant consequences that people fail to realize in the pursuance of these so-called “beauty norms.” The average cost of a Liposuction is $3,200. This procedure has become popular amongst individuals showcases the insane amounts of cash that individuals are ready to burn to resemble their role models.

What can we do?

The idea of undergoing this procedure is not wrong, but rather how it is used to achieve fake beauty standards is. Awareness through campaigns and influencers can help people feel less insecure when it comes to their appearance.

A positive approach towards our body can be achieved only when our opinion of things change. No doubt, Liposuction has helped many, but when the cure becomes an addiction to pursue unrealistic goals, that is where the problem worsens.

In a nutshell, you cannot deny the advantages of this treatment. However, you must note that in this fierce race to look one’s best, peoples’ mental health has taken a huge toll as well. This is why awareness is the only option to bring hope amongst the youth and adults alike. Excessive use of anything, even anesthetic procedures, paves the way for them to become dependent on them.

Why Liposuction has become a fashion Nowadays?| Complete Analysis

As a human being, we naturally desire to develop ourselves. We consider or confuse this development by bringing change in our looks, personality, mentality, and profession. Nature demands variance and we adopt it by doing particular experiments. These experiments may be about various aspects of our lives. We may explore scenarios about or personality or professions. While it comes to our looks and beauty nowadays, we prefer going for surgeries.

Does Liposuction exist in our surroundings?

You must be wondering what are these surgeries about? Yes, the answer is also a counter-question indeed. Have you ever noticed someone with sexier lips than lips naturally are? Bigger Butts than nature made them. A pretty tight face, no matters what the age of a person is or look enhancing sexy-looking eyebrows than they were before.

How did all these miracles happen? Have you ever reflected? No Worries, as we have got the answer, as these miraculous changes are brought through a procedure known as Liposuction. It is basically a cosmetic surgery that most people undergo to enhance their physical appearance. It includes various subdomains like Eyebrow lifting, Lip Augmentation, Face Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, or BBL Surgery and similar categories.

What Influence does it Create?

All these surgeries bring a rapid and noticeable change in your looks. Meanwhile, the result may be positive or negative. You may look prettier, sexier, and attractive with lesser age. While consequences are also damaging your natural beauty and gaining an unwanted, unadoptable look. So How it actually works, without any further delay let’s get straight into it.

What Liposuction Actually Is?

Liposuction is basically a fat removal process. The excess amount of fat gathered in individual thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, abdomen, neck, or back are ridiculous sometimes. Actually destructing the aura of one’s personality. When regular exercise or diet is not working to reduce these unwanted fatty companions Liposuction is preferred.

What do People think About Liposuction?

While it’s also in people’s opinion that Liposuction is not a remedy to control or remove overweight. Because medical experts also suggest that better and healthier results can be obtained by adopting healthier routines, diet, and following a proper sleep time. Similarly, some have the opinion of reducing it with proper gym and exercise. So opinions various person to person.

How the procedure of Liposuction is carried on?

Before undertaking the procedure of liposuction one must have the background knowledge of ones;

  • Immune system
  • Complete medical history
  • His /Her body nature to respond after surgery.

Depending upon the above-mentioned facts if someone is physically fit enough that he can easily go for surgery. One can go for it. If someone has no background disease attached, he may undergo liposuction, if someone has the patience to face the consequences of before and after surgery, one must go for it.

What are the expectations attached to Liposuction?

First of all, be dying sure after carrying out proper research that you want to go for it or not. Once you decided you may encounter several implications consequently.

Firstly you must have knowledge about the place where you are undergoing your Liposuction. Is it authentic? Is it well-reputed? Is it known for producing good results? Etc.

Secondly, you must have the proper information about the doctor, who is carrying out your liposuction. Is he a professional, renowned person? Etc.

Thirdly it’s a surgical process, so it is done with performing anesthesia. As a result, you won’t feel any pain at the time of surgery. But once the effect of anesthesia is gone it’s really painful.

Fourthly you must have an idea that it’s a surgical process so you may have to stay at the hospital or not. If yes, follow what the doctor instructs. If no, never forget to bring someone to drive and bring you home.

Fifthly, after surgery, you must expect that you may face severe pains, swelling, fluid leakage from wounds, bruising or similar kind of problems.

How to Minimize those pains?

To minimize those pains, you must have an idea that these pains are of a couple of categories.

  • The Pains during the procedure of liposuction.
  • The pains after the process of liposuction.

So to deal both you have to operate with two different mindsets. In the case of the earlier one, you must have some discussion with your surgeon before surgery. This discussion can be about your concerns about pain. The type of anesthesia you are comfortable with whether local or general. You may also talk about the medication that you must use before getting the procedure done.

While in case of a later one, you have to be careful about your regular medication including pain pills. You must have to wear the only garment that your doctor recommends. You have to take proper bed rest and being mentally strong. You must be careful about your diet that includes avoiding salt and drinking doctor’s recommended juices only.

Overall this procedure is quite painful and time taking, so you must be outstandingly sure about your decision.

Why Fat Transfer is Becoming the Attend Body Sculpting Technique

Fat is a major contributor when it comes to shaping the body especially for women who do not have a lot of muscles. Transferring fat from one part of the body to the other has turned out to be a popular procedure for achieving the desirable curves. This technique is commonly known as fat transfer or fat grafting. When such a procedure is carried out, it gives a boost to one’s physical appearance by contouring the body as desired. The following are reasons why fat transfer is becoming the most practiced body sculpting technique:

Benefits Twice
As opposed to other body-enhancing procedures, fat transfer brings a double benefit to the one who undergoes it. The reason for this conclusion is because it involves the transfer of fat from one body part to the other. This automatically means that to one part a slimming effect while to the other a filling effect. For instance, if fat is sucked from the waist, it slims. If the same fat is injected into the breasts or buttock, the customer achieves the desired fullness and figure. This means that the customer does not need to go through separate operations to get such results; fat transfer is all they need to get to shape.
Minimal Invasion
Every surgical and non-surgical procedures carried out in the body comes with its level of invasion. Fat transfer is believed to be a non-surgical procedure that achieves the desired results with minimal invasion. This is because the incisions used to harvest and inject the fat are relatively smaller in diameter. The fat is transferred by means of injections into the skin –sized cannulas. Recovery for most patients takes only a few days as opposed to some other procedures. This also means that other complications are less likely to occur since not much activity happens on the skin. It is usually advisable for one to indulge the services of a specialist.

Lasting Results
Fat transfer gives long lasting results since it involves the removal of fat cells from one part of the body. This means that the region from where the fat is extracted remains slim for a long while before the cells can reform for more fat to be stored. The additional fat cells transferred to the other body part then result in more fat storage in that part. This, therefore, eliminates the need for periodic injections which are usually done in other techniques. Consequently, the customer gets enough time to heal completely and have their skin rejuvenate.

Less Visible Scars
Unlike most body-contouring procedures, fat transfer does not result in conspicuously visible scarring. The small incisions used in the process to remove fat do not tamper much with the skin. After the healing process, a third party may not easily tell if the procedure was done unless they are informed of the same. This means once it is done, one does not need to go through any corrective procedures. Whatever piercings that are done on the skin heal and are covered up with time.

Source: https://harcourthealth.com/5-reasons-fat-transfer-is-becoming-the-go-to-body-sculpting-technique/

How Fat Transfers Sculpt Your Body

The idea of sculpting bodies has been around for some time. Conventionally, people used body exercises and workouts to attain their desired body shapes. However, with continued advancement in technology, other options have come up. One of the commonly used ways of sculpting bodies today is through fat transfer. Sculpting is about body shaping and acquiring the desired curves for your body.

A very common technique is the Brazilian butt lift which involves removal of fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the butt. The result is obvious; a fuller butt and desirable slimming in the part where the fat was extracted from. Body contouring is not a new practice but one that has been there for the longest time. What constantly changes are the modes of carrying out the various procedures.

In a fat transfer process, a little invasion is done on the skin and after the transfer, the place gets sealed in a way that leaves no visible scars. It also takes the patient only a few days to recover and get back to their normal daily routines. Most medical procedures that result in a particular correction in the body are quite complicated. This is not necessarily the case with fat transfer which is also referred to as fat grafting. The fact that you utilize your own body fat also makes it one of the procedures with the most natural effects. Here is how fat transfers can be used to sculpt your body:

Breast Enlargement
In this case, fat is extracted from one part of the body and injected into the breasts to make them fuller. The opposite of this procedure can also be carried out if you desire to have smaller breasts. The fat is instead harvested from the breasts and injected into another body part of your choice.

However, reducing the size of the breasts is not a very common procedure since most women fancy fuller breasts. Sizeable breasts do not on give your body desirable curves but also fit better into most fashionable clothes.

Butt Lifting
If you desire a bigger and a more rounded butt, then this procedure is the way to go. The harvested fat is injected in equal proportions. This requires a pro in the field of liposuction so that you can avoid uneven lifting which is quite unsightly. However, this should not cause you to shy off from the process.

The fact that the body uses its own fat from one part to build another reduces the chances of any complications. The injected fat is slowly assimilated into the cells of the recipient body part.

Source: https://healthable.org/how-are-fat-transfers-sculpting-your-body/

How Fat Transfers Sculpting Your Body?

Fat transfers have for many years been used to deal with facial flaws such as sunken eyes, indented scars or hollow cheeks. This old concept has been renewed yet again and has found uses for other body parts. Today, fat transfers are now used to fix biceps, hands, calf, muscles, buttocks, triceps, penis and breasts. Cell facelifts as defined by surgeons today have also become very common. Ideally, this involves the injection of fat to a person’s face. If you simply sculpting your Butt with fat transfers, you can consult professionals like those at Infiniskin Brazilian Butt Lift for help.

Conventionally, fat transfers have been used to soften and fill in small, localized sections of the human body. Body implants were the norm in sculpting bigger body areas but now surgeons recommend fat transfers. Today, you don’t need to make artificial implants for buttocks enlargement. All you need is a fat transfer to your buttocks to fix the matter. This process of fat transfer uses your fat cells hence there are no compatibility issues. More than that, all risks of rejection and allergic reaction are completely eliminated. Ideally, this is a more innate procedure than that of body implants.

Who can qualify for fat Transfer?

To enhance body appearance, people have been advised to work out and watching their body weight through the things they eat. However, the biggest hindrance to this is genetics and aging concerns. Genetics may result in an uneven distribution of fat and as people age, a loss of volume starts to show up in certain body areas such as the hands and face. For this reason, fat transfers become a suitable option. However, a candidate for fat transfer should generally be healthy both emotionally and physically. Smokers need to quit smoking for some time before and after the fat transfer. Smoking slows down the process of healing, increase complication risks and may have a negative result on the cosmetic. Again, there should be enough fat deposits for the transfer.

How Fat Transfer Takes Place

The body fat transfer procedure may last for a period of two hours. It is normally done under “twilight sedation” where various medications are combined to make you numb and sleepy though awake. General anesthesia may also apply, particularly if you are doing it alongside other cosmetic operations. The process may be different based on the body part and the professional in charge. Here is how the process is conducted:

  1. Application of Antiseptic and topical anesthetic on the two parts: the donor and the receiver sites. The commonly used donor sites are the thighs or the abdomen.
  2. Harvesting of fat cells from the donor site via one of the different liposuction types.
  3. Processing of fat cells and their purification prior to injection to the part to be treated. Sometimes, the doctor uses a technique of spinning the fat cells prior to injecting them under the skin. Some doctors choose to strain the fat cells rather than doing the spinning.

Prior to the direct injection of fat, purification and concentration for the fat is conducted. This is now accomplished through new devices without the need for a separate step. Such technology used for this purpose is Cytori’s Puregraft. It will take 3-4 days for the initial tiny vessels of blood to supply the new fat cells with blood. About 60% of the fat cells transferred will die away during this period. To compensate for this, doctors usually overfill the area. Actually, one treatment may not be enough to get the desired results. With each procedure done, more and more fat builds up in that area. This leads to lasting results that could even last a lifetime.

Recovery from the Fat Transfer

You may not be able to do much after a fat transfer, including taking yourself home following the treatment. The services of another person to help you in your daily chores will be required. Your doctor will be expected to provide you with post-op guidelines and that includes being at ease for about 3 weeks following the procedure. Bandages will be removed by your doctor after 2-3 days to allow you to shower.

Sculpting your body through fat transfers has become a very common procedure looking at the challenges posed by conventional workouts and maintaining a healthy diet only. However, here is a guideline on how you should conduct it. Anyone seeking to treat some body parts through fat transfer must have enough fat deposits in their body and meet other requirements as highlighted in here!

Source: http://www.bloggymoms.com/fat-transfers-sculpting-body/

Complete Guide to Butt Augmentation

More and more of us are making the decision to change the way we look.

If you’re not happy, you can change everything from your muscle definition and the shape of your nose to your breast size and even how much fat you’re carrying. Surgeons and cosmetic specialists are continuously coming up with new and innovative solutions to our body issue problems.

One cosmetic procedure that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years is butt augmentation.

Recent research in the USA showed that nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were carried out in 2015. Since the turn of the century the number of us heading to the surgeon to change our looks has increased by over 100%. Buttock lifts have increased by over 250%. In 2013 over 3,500 women had the procedure done and nearly 300 men.

 

The popularity of butt lifts is not only down to more procedures becoming available but also the affordability of cosmetic surgery across the board.

What is Butt Augmentation?

Changing the way your rear looks can be achieved in a variety of ways. Certainly the first thing you can try is exercise, particularly if you are carrying extra weight. But some people have specific problems that need to be addressed.

 

For instance, if you have a small rear and want it to be shapelier, you can undertake a non-surgical procedure that adds size and definition. If you have a naturally full bodied look and want your butt to appear slimmer, then fat transfer and liposuction could be the order of the day.

The concept of butt augmentation is not a new one but has gained popularity in recent years because of our obsession with celebrity bottoms. From Kim Kardashian to Iggy Azalea and Heidi Montag, trips down the red carpet have led many to covet a rear like their favourite star.

It’s not just the girls that are looking for the perfect backside, either. There are a few of men having their butts tightened and sculpted so they look buff on the beach.

Types of Butt Augmentation

The type of issue you have with your butt will generally determine the procedure. As you get older your butt can begin to sag because of gravity which can be a problem for some women. You might have recently lost weight and need to tighten things up or perhaps you want to add some shape and definition to an otherwise small set of buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Perhaps the most popular choice of cosmetic procedures in recent times, because of the celebrity endorsement, is the Brazilian butt lift. It’s also one of the most expensive, costing in the region of $5,000 to $6,000. This is a surgical procedure and it can be customised depending on the client and what effect they want to see. A mix of surgery and liposuction can be used to define the shape of the backside in traditional butt lifts, either adding or removing volume as needed.

copyright : infiniskin.com (Dr. Willaim Hall)

The Brazilian butt lift is popular mainly because it is one of the less invasive surgery choices with smaller incisions made. Fat in the thighs and stomach can be removed and used to ‘plump’ up the butt area, creating a younger, firmer experience. One issue that it doesn’t address is the appearance of sagging skin which can be a problem if you have recently lost a lot of weight, though there are other procedures that can easily deal with this.

As with any invasive surgical procedure, there are risks involved and you must weigh these up before you decide to proceed. The benefits are that a lift tends to give a more natural look than other procedures and there’s less risk of rejection compared to implants.

Buttock Implants

If you lack definition in the buttock area and want a shapelier look, there is the option of having buttock implants. This is like a breast augmentation where silicone implants are inserted to increase volume. The implant is usually placed just below the gluteal muscle and above the area of the pelvic bone.

 

This will naturally involve a large incision as well as sutures and could cause you a considerable amount of discomfort before it heals. The scar is usually in the crease of the buttock cheeks at the top of the thigh so once healed it shouldn’t be noticeable.

According to research, the number of people choosing butt implants has increased considerably over the last few years. In fact between 2010 and 2011 there was a rise of 43%. This is probably a reflection of the development of new procedures as well as our growing desire to have the perfect bottom.

Body Contouring Injections

One other option, particularly if you only want minor changes to your butt, is to have contouring injections. The most popular product on the market for this is called Macrolane and it uses hyaluronic acid to plump up specific areas. Contouring injections are used for many parts of the body but have more recently been used for the buttocks.

An incision is cut into the butt and the contouring gel injected. Unlike a butt lift or implants, this is not seen as a long-term solution and usually lasts for a period of 12 months before the effect dissipates. If you want to keep the effect going you will need to have top up injections.

Many people are choosing contouring injections because there is very little recovery process involved and the feedback from those who have gone down this route have been good to date.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

As you might expect, butt augmentation procedures require a considerable amount of expertise. Finding a good cosmetic surgeon requires a detailed period of research to make sure that they can deliver on your dreams.

An experienced surgeon will not only be able to carry out the procedure correctly, they’ll also help you deal with the recovery process to make sure you don’t have any problems.

For instance, in some Brazilian butt lifts, fat injected can be reabsorbed, changing the initial contouring. An experienced surgeon and his team will be able to make sure you don’t put pressure on the area for the first couple of weeks and that you wear a compression garment until you have fully recovered.

Butt augmentation is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available and it’s not just for those over the age of 40. Many younger people, unhappy with their looks, are increasingly prepared to do something about it and achieve the butt of their dreams.