Liposuction of the buttocks is a popular plastic surgery procedure. The buttocks are essential in that they not only help you move around, sit, and maintain your posture but also help define your overall body outline and body aesthetics. The buttocks indicate your femininity and fertility as well, besides signifying your physical beauty. In light of the importance of the buttocks, aesthetic flaws in the butts can affect the beauty of women and create self-esteem problems for them. If you have developed stubborn fat pockets in your buttocks, you may qualify for liposuction of the butts. Stubborn fat pockets can develop in any area of the body, including the buttocks. The fat deposits affect the outline, shape, and aesthetic features of your buttocks and overall body. The fatty bulges make you appear aged and unwelcoming. The good news is that liposuction of the butts can effectively treat the condition, restoring your toned, smooth, and shapelier butts. Liposuction of the buttocks As mentioned above, stubborn fat deposits can appear in any part of the body, and the buttocks are not immune to it. These fat pockets are called stubborn because they do not respond to diet and exercise. In other words, if diet and exercise have failed to get you rid of those ugly fat bulges in your buttocks, the fat is stubborn. The only practical method to get rid of the stubborn fat deposits is liposuction. Liposuction of the buttocks is recommended for you if the stubborn fat in your butts is affecting your body aesthetics and you are experiencing lower self-esteem as a result. The fat pockets can alter the definition of your body and make your butts look asymmetrical. So, what are the actors that trigger the development of fatty pockets in your buttocks? Well, the factors are multiple. First off, stubborn fat pockets can develop due to heredity factors. You may get the genetic pre-dominance to get fat pockets in the localized areas of your body, including the buttocks. Next, your lifestyle can also be a contributing factor to the stubborn fat in your buttocks. For example, if you are careless about your eating habits and are not physically active, you may end up getting those stubborn fat bulges in different areas of the body, including the butts. It is essential to keep in mind that there exists a limit to the volume of fat that can be removed from your body during one session of liposuction. If the fat pockets in your buttocks fall within the limit, one session of liposuction will be enough to contour the area. However, when the fat volume that needs to be removed exceeds the threshold, you may need another session of liposuction. What does liposuction of the butts involve? Liposuction of the buttocks is performed in the same way as liposuction of any other area of the body. Liposuction is an invasive intervention. It involves tiny incisions. While it is relatively straightforward, but it entails most of the same risks as other surgeries. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The patient must discuss the anesthesia option with the surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. During the consultation session, the plastic surgeon will examine your buttocks and assess your overall health. If the doctor finds that the fat pockets are stubborn, he would recommend you liposuction of the backside. The procedure starts with the administration of the anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make incisions on the buttocks and the insert a hollow tube made of steel into the butts through the incisions. A tumescent solution will also be introduced into the areas that contain the fat pockets. The tumescent solution stops bleeding during the surgery, in addition to decreasing the discomforts and helping release the fat pockets from the surrounding tissues. The tube is called liposuction cannula. Under the traditional liposuction method, the plastic surgeon will move the cannula back and forth to dislodge the fat cells from the nearby tissues. After releasing the fat, it will be removed from the area through a suction pump or a special syringe. After removing the fat, the incision is sutured and closed. The same process is performed on all fat pocket sites until the fat pockets disappear and the buttocks look balanced, smooth, and toned. The goal of the procedure is not only to remove the fat pockets from the butts but also to contour and sculpt the butts so that they can look aesthetically attractive and sexy. This means it involves meticulous work. Your surgeon must have a great sense of aesthetics of the female butts and the artistry to sculpt the butts accordingly. Liposuction of the buttocks is performed harmonize the buttocks’ size and shape with the rest of the surrounding areas, such as the outer thighs, inner thighs, hips, and flanks. The surgeon will make sure the results accentuate your body aesthetics, outline, and definition. If there are fat pockets in your hips that are affecting the aesthetic features of your body, the surgeon will remove those fat pockets as well and sculpt the hips. New methods for liposuction of the buttocks Liposuction has evolved and become more efficient, simple, and safe over time. The procedure has witnessed many innovations in technology, techniques, and methods. Liposuction is now performed quickly and without creating many discomforts and side effects for the patient, thanks to the advent of new liposuction technologies. – Ultrasound-assisted liposuction Ultrasound-assisted liposuction or UAL is a modern and popular liposuction method. With this method, the plastic surgeon does not manually move the cannula back and forth under the skin. Instead, the surgeon uses ultrasound technology to melt the fat within the target area, before removing it with a syringe or suction pump. When your buttocks are sculpted with UAL, you will experience little post-operative swelling and discomforts. Also, the scars will be negligible. This technology also saves time. You will be able to move around and resume your work a few days after contouring your buttocks through UAL. The ultrasound waves target the fat cells more precisely and provide the doctor more flexibility for shaping and enhancing the buttocks. – Laser-assisted liposuction Laser-assisted liposuction is yet another popular liposuction method. This modern liposuction method involves the use of laser rays to melt the fat within the target area, before removing it with a suction pump or syringe. Unlike the traditional liposuction, it does not involve back and forth motion of the cannula. Instead, the laser heats up the fat, turning it into a liquid. Like the UAL, the laser liposuction is more effective, safer, and better than the traditional liposuction method. It will contour your buttocks correctly and without causing many discomforts for you. Also, you will recover quicker after the surgery and be able to resume your work. Recovery after the surgery and the results Liposuction of the buttocks is an invasive and major operation. Many people think it is straightforward and free of risks. The truth is that liposuction of any area of the body is major surgery. It involves incisions, bleeding, and risks. As with other surgeries, the patient who undergoes liposuction of the buttocks is required to go through a recovery process. You can’t just get up and start doing your routine activities immediately after the procedure. After the surgery, your butts will be swollen and bruised. The swelling will gradually disappear over the next few weeks. You can resume work one week after the surgery. During the first two weeks after the intervention, you should avoid sitting and sleeping on your back. Also, avoid activities that can apply pressure to your buttocks because there is a risk the incisions may open, causing bleeding and poor wound healing. It would take more than four weeks for full recovery after the procedure. When it comes to the results, they would not be immediately visible after the surgery. The outcomes will emerge when the swelling has disappeared, and the incisions have fully healed. After some weeks, you will notice how the results and improvements arise. The ultimate results will appear in the form of youthful, smoother, toned, and adequately contoured buttocks and hips. The results will remain with you for a lifetime; however, you must be sure to avoid poor lifestyle and avoid weight gain. Weight gain can trigger the expansion of the remaining fat in your butts and lead to the birth of new fat cells. Conclusion The buttocks play a critical part in defining our physical beauty. Poorly contoured butts look aesthetically unpleasant and create self-esteem issues for the patient. Liposuction of the buttocks is an effective plastic surgery procedure that removes the stubborn fat pockets from the derriere and contours the area. This surgery is recommended for people who have developed stubborn fat deposits in the buttocks and hips. After the surgery, your buttocks and hips will appear smoother, contoured, and beautiful.