Whenever the subject of the buttocks is brought up in medical discussions, it is often mentioned in terms of enhancement or augmentation. There are countless celebrities who are better known for their enhanced assets in the behind than their singing or acting skills. However, there are times when a person with an ample behind wants to reduce their buttocks. While this is not discussed as often as butt augmentation procedures, there are many doctors who perform butt reduction procedures.
Butt reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that utilizes liposuction in order to make the buttocks more sculptured and shaped. There are many people (both men and women) who are not satisfied with the size of their buttocks and want to reduce them. Not only does a butt reduction surgery reduce the buttocks, it also helps provide more of a balance and overall look to both the lower and upper body.
Depending on the final results that the surgeon and patient are trying to achieve, a butt reduction procedure takes around three hours to perform. The reduction is achieved in most cases by the use of liposuction. The surgeon starts the process by making multiple incisions along the top of the buttocks area in the crease of the buttocks. Following the placing of the incisions, a long and thin tube called a cannula is put into the incisions. This tube allows the doctor to suck the fat right out of the patient. The removal of the fat helps to create buttocks that are smaller and more sculptured. It’s important to realize that liposuction can only achieve so much of a change in the patient’s appearance. Liposuction has to be performed carefully in order to prevent the area from looking unnatural or having too much skin hanging off the patient.
There are a variety of liposuction procedures that can be utilized by the surgeon so it’s important that the doctor and the patient have a good consultation before the surgery so they will be on the same page when it comes to expectations and results. Some of the liposuction options include ultrasound assisted liposuction and tumescent liposuction.
The total cost of butt reduction surgery depends on the extent of the surgery as well as the area of the country in which the patient resides. Many patients having a butt reduction procedure combine it with a tummy tuck or a thigh lift in order to achieve changes in the appearance of other areas of the body. Since a butt reduction surgery is not considered a “medically necessary” surgery, it is usually not covered by insurance plans. Individual patients can check with their insurance company for further details. On average, the procedure costs in the neighborhood of $7000-$9000.
Before undergoing any type of surgery on the buttocks (or a surgery in general), patients should consult with an experienced and board certified doctor. While surgeons who perform liposuction procedures should already by board certified, there are times that this is not the case. Proper research needs to be conducted by anyone thinking of having a surgical procedure.
The benefits of having a butt reduction procedure are many. The surgery can help eliminate excessive skin elasticity as well as get rid of any amount of sagging and hanging skin in the buttocks area. There are many people who are not happy with that area of the body and simply desire a change in their appearance. Whether the hanging and saggy skin is caused by the aging process, a change in the body after pregnancy or a variety of other reasons, a reduction in the buttocks often helps a person in ways that go beyond the obvious physical changes. Many people feel that their body doesn’t look good or that it is not properly balanced or in proportion. The idea that the body doesn’t look its best weighs heavily on the minds of many people. An improvement in self-image and the return of confidence that might have been missing are two reasons that many patients decide to undergo a butt reduction surgery. While nature might have blessed a person with larger than normal buttocks, that doesn’t mean they have to spend their whole life with a larger than desired butt. There is help and it is waiting in the form of a butt reduction surgery.