Liposuction Surgery For The ButtocksA toned, well-shaped, and fit posterior is a very desirable attribute. Many patients seek treatment for this specific area. 

To give the patient’s rear a proportionate and desirable shape, the surgeon may recommend liposuction plastic surgery.

Other sites around the buttocks may also have excessive fatty pockets. For this reason, a comprehensive approach is particularly vital in the treatment of this region. The surgeon can offer beautiful buttock liposuction results by thoroughly evaluating each part of the patient’s anatomy.

Liposuction is rarely, if ever, undertaken on the buttocks themselves. The surgeon will liposuction around the buttock, namely the posterior hips, outer thighs, and upper thigh areas (also called the banana roll) to develop a desirable buttock shape. 

It is vital for patients seeking liposuction of the posterior to choose a surgeon who understands how each part of the body interacts. 

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction body sculpting to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding locations.


How Buttock Liposuction is Performed

The surgeon uses a device, called a cannula, to perform butt liposuction. A cannula is a narrow steel tube that the surgeon gently inserts into the fat layers of the butt. 

They will delicately manipulate the cannula back and forth through the fat layer while making sure that it stays completely parallel to the skin. This will break down the fat cells. These disintegrated fat cells will then be suctioned out of the body via the cannula. 

The surgeon will undertake buttock liposuction using the tumescent technique, and the entire procedure will only involve local anesthesia. The patient is not unconscious during the procedure, and this helps in quicker healing and more dramatic outcomes than more invasive liposuction techniques.

Ideal buttock liposuction plastic surgery candidates have a substantial, protruding rear, which they seek to reduce in size. Most such patients have a reasonably thick fat layer on the surface of their butt.

The buttock liposuction procedure involves the surgeon eliminating this outer layer of fat, and at the same time sculpting the posterior into a desirable, round shape with well-defined muscles. Depending on the patient’s unique needs, they may also undertake liposuction in the adjacent areas, such as the hips, thighs, and flanks.

During the entire procedure, the surgeon will assess various factors such as the patient’s skin elasticity and their body proportions. This enables the patient to accomplish results that are not only cosmetically attractive but also unique to them.


Buttock Enhancement with Fat Transfer

A buttock fat transfer procedure enables many patients to achieve desired results. A fat transfer is a procedure that develops more fullness in a specific body area.  

Fat sourced from another region of the body is injected into the treatment site. The surgeon may choose to take a relatively simple approach when it comes to buttocks. This will involve taking excess fat from the lower buttock via liposuction and injecting it into the upper butt. This allows the entire buttock to be lifted, tightened, and smoothed.

This procedure provides the buttock with a more toned, uniform, and fit appearance. Fat transfer is performed as an outpatient procedure using only local anesthesia. This procedure involves minimal downtime and negligible discomfort.

Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for liposuction body contouring.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Richmond, VA, Fredricksburg, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington and surrounding communities.

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