For more than half a century, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. has been recognized throughout the medical community as one of the premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery centers in the Southeast. Our expert plastic surgeons have published numerous books and papers on a variety of topics related to plastic surgery and have conducted lectures, presentations, and live surgical demonstrations all around the world. In this ongoing blog feature, “Ask a Plastic Surgeon,” our APS doctors will answer some of the questions that are frequently asked by plastic surgery patients. We hope that this information about everything from facial rejuvenation to body contouring plastic surgery will be able to give you better insight and help you decide what plastic surgery procedures might be right for you.
QUESTION: As a woman in my early thirties, I have always had what people might call an “athletic” physique. Throughout high school and college I participated in several different team sports and I still work hard to keep myself in good shape. However, even though I have always been relatively satisfied with my overall appearance, at times, I wished that I had a somewhat “curvier” or “feminine” shape. I know that a getting a boob job could increase my breast size, but was curious whether there were any procedures that could do the same sort of thing for my butt. I also wanted to know whether I would be a good candidate for such a procedure.
ANSWER: Many women today are expressing interest in plastic surgery procedures that can help them achieve a more contoured, “hourglass-type” figure. One of the most popular of these is fat transfer, a technique that uses liposuction to remove fat from an area of the body where it is not wanted so that it can then be purified and injected into an area where additional volume is desired. During a Brazilian Butt Lift, for example, fat transfer is used to give the buttocks a more rounded and shapely appearance. In some cases, the same techniques can even be used to increase the size of the breasts in a procedure called fat transfer breast augmentation. Regardless of the area you would like to address, it is important to understand that fat transfer does require that the patient have excess fat deposits that they would like to eliminate, usually in the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. If you naturally have an extremely low amount of body fat, this procedure may not be right for you. However, there are many different techniques under the plastic surgery umbrella, so during a plastic surgery consultation we will likely be able to find an approach that will safely and effectively achieve the look you want.
There are many people who believe that they are not a suitable candidate for plastic surgery, or that it will not be able to achieve their specific goals. However, this is usually not the case, and most patients are surprised when they find out just how much plastic surgery can really do. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule a personal consultation, please feel free to contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming offices. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the latest plastic surgery news.