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Buttock Implants

Butt Implants

You may appear disproportionate or top-heavy if you have a flat butt. You can achieve a more balanced looking figure by making your lower body appear fuller. Having fuller, curvier, sensuous buttocks is desired by many men and women. It plays a major role in boosting confidence and improving overall appearance.

Buttock implants plastic surgery can go a long way in reshaping and augmenting your rear end. Prior to the procedure, your plastic surgeon will determine whether you are good match for butt implant cosmetic surgery or not. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides buttock implants to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Good Candidates for Butt Implants

Buttocks implants surgery may be considered by those looking to enhance their figure by adding sensuous curvature and volume to their derriere. Ideal candidates for this surgery would have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Flat bottom
  • Disproportionately small bottom
  • Shapeless rear end
  • Insufficient fat in donor sites for a Brazilian butt lift

Options for Butt Implants

There are several different types of butt implants. You can choose the shape, filling, and surface of the implants. These are a few available options.

  • Shape: oval or round
  • Surface: smooth or textured
  • Filling: solid silicone or cohesive silicone

Most surgeons recommend using a smooth, round, solid silicone implants for buttocks.

Location of Incisions

There are several techniques for inserting butt implants. The technique used differs from patient to patient. These are the most common locations where butt implant incisions are made:

  • Along lower gluteal crease
  • Along the upper portion of buttock
  • Down the center of the sacrum

Procedure Involved

Your cosmetic surgeon will carry out the surgery as an outpatient procedure. It is typically performed under local anesthesia. The surgery may take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours depending on the expertise of the surgeon and whether there are any other combined procedures being performed.

The surgery is straightforward, but you can customize it to match your aesthetic goals as long as your gluteal anatomy allows for it. You should speak with your surgeon in detail about your goals and expectations.

Butt Implant Surgery Downtime and Results

You may be able to return to work after 2 to 3 weeks of the surgery depending on how strenuous your job is. You will be required to wear a compression garment for support for the first 2 to 3 weeks while you are in recovery.

Most patients notice significant improvements in the shape and size of their buttocks immediately. However, results can take anywhere from 3 to 4 months to manifest fully. You need to wait for the bruising and swelling to reduce completely to experience final results.

The results of a butt implant surgery are generally permanent, especially when performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Enhanced buttocks are susceptible to changes overtime due to natural aging. But, they rarely need to be replaced unless there is some complication. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for buttock implants surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

What is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?

BAM

Aging, environmental factors, and genetic markers can make some women experience sagging breasts along with a significant reduction in breast volume. This can cause the breasts to look deflated and make the woman appear older. Breast augmentation mastopexy or BAM successfully combines breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure. Your plastic surgeon will recommend this procedure if you are looking for a more youthful upper body.

The cosmetic surgery effectively combines two different procedures reducing the overall down time and risk factors. Talk to your surgeon during your consultation about the surgical technique they will use for your procedure. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Advantages

Breast augmentation mastopexy involves placing implants to restore fullness in the upper breast region. At the same time, your surgeon will also tighten the breast tissues and reposition the nipple-areola complex to a more youthful and elevated level. The plastic surgery is beneficial from both a reconstructive as well as a cosmetic viewpoint.

You can say goodbye to scooped-out looking breasts and acquire fuller, more projecting, perkier breasts. A few pertinent issues that a breast augmentation mastopexy procedure resolves are:

  • Droopy or hanging breasts
  • Loss of volume
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Stretch marks or creases
  • Loss of breast shape

What Does the Surgical Procedure Involve?

Your surgeon will carry out the breast augmentation mastopexy procedure after administering general anesthesia. Incisions will be created on your breasts in discreet locations. This can be under the breast crease or around the areolas. In some cases, vertical incisions may need to be made from the lower half of the areola to the breast fold. Generally, crescent incisions are made. However, if your breasts sag significantly, a lollipop incision may be necessary.

The plastic surgeon will insert breast implants through these incisions. Your surgeon will also excise any loose skin and bring the breast tissues closer for a more lifted or perkier appearance. They will adjust the implants to ensure that everything looks natural and as per your aesthetic goals.

Once the surgery is performed, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures. This combined surgery allows you to get the results of two different procedures with subsequently less scarring.

Increased Cleavage

Your surgeon may also be able to increase your cleavage size. This will usually be done after inserting the breast implants. The shape, size and type of implants used depend on your aesthetic goals and anatomical needs. It is vital that you speak with the surgeon about all your expectations and goals for them to develop a customized plan before the surgery.

Recovery Process

Recovery for a breast augmentation mastopexy is similar to the downtime involved in a breast lift procedure or breast augmentation plastic surgery. You should be able to return to work within two weeks of the surgery.

However, it’s critical that you refrain from carrying out any strenuous activities, participate in any sports, roughhouse with your children, lifting heavy weights, for instance. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Lymphedema Post Plastic Surgery Diagnosis & Treatment

Lymphedema Post Plastic Surgery 

Lymphedema being a heterogeneous disease, surgeons create customized treatment regimens for each patient based on how the condition manifests. Standardized and repeated tests will be essential to measure the limb circumference and special diagnostic tests will also be performed.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides lymphedema treatments to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Non-Surgical Lymphedema Treatment

Once you are diagnosed with lymphedema, your doctor will recommend the following non-invasive modes of treatment:

  • Use of compression stockings at all times except when bathing
  • Physical therapy to stimulate lymph movement
  • Weight loss
  • Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) with a certified therapist

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Treatment Post Surgery

The success of post-surgical advanced manual lymphatic drainage massage lies in its gentleness. Most experts believe that heat and deep massage are counterproductive in a post-surgical setting; thus, it is important that you NOT substitute deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, or other massage technique for this advanced treatment. Your specific treatment plan—including when to begin advanced MLD and how frequently you should receive treatments—will depend on the surgical procedure you had and your unique state of health.

Post-surgical MLD is an advanced technique requiring specialized training, and should only be performed by a licensed massage therapist. If you have had—or if you are planning to have—a mastectomy or a cosmetic procedure such as a facelift or liposuction.

Read more about post surgery massage for MLD.  

Who is a Candidate for Lymphedema Surgery?

Surgeons look for the following characteristics when recommending you for this procedure:

  • A lack of response to all forms of non-surgical therapy for lymphedema
  • An ability to cope with the diagnosis and surgical treatment
  • A positive outlook and realistic expectations from the surgery
  • Absence of other illness or medical conditions that could impair healing

Lymphedema Consultation

During the consultation for lymphedema surgery, the cosmetic surgeon performs a thorough examination of your extremities to take measurements and assess the quality of your skin and the degree of fibrosis. They also take photographs to record the appearance before surgery.

The surgeon will then explain the different lymphedema surgery options and recommend the one that is best for your condition. They also discuss the probable outcome of the surgery and make sure you understand the risks and potential complications that may arise during or following the procedure.

Surgical Procedures to Treat Lymphedema

Based on the specific manifestation of the condition in a given patient, surgeons may use one of the following surgery techniques to give the best outcomes:

Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer

In patients who have undergone radiation therapy or lymph node dissection, the lymph node basins may cease to function. Such patients are good candidates for a vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT).

In this procedure, the surgeon harvests donor lymph nodes from another part of the patient’s body such as the neck and lower abdomen. Using microsurgery techniques, the surgeon transfers the lymph nodes along with the associated blood supply system and fatty tissue into the extremities affected by lymphedema.

Lymphaticovenular anastomosis

Lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) is a technique that creates a bypass to connect the small lymphatic vessels directly to the nearby venules. This helps to redirect excess lymphatic fluid into the veins of the affected leg or arm.

Surgeons make small incisions on the affected limb and use a surgical microscope to magnify the area below the skin. They locate the tiny lymphatic vessels and connect them to the venules to allow shunting of the lymphatic fluid.

Ablative Procedures

Surgeons may also perform ablative procedures to remove excess soft tissue and skin that reduces bulk and makes it easier to maintain hygiene. Patients in advanced stage of the disease with significant fibrosis are considered for these procedures.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for lymphedema treatments.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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