Buttock liposuction is exactly what it sounds like—liposuction performed on the buttocks. The procedure focuses on not only improving size, but also shape, sculpting smooth, rounded buttocks you’ll be proud to show off at the beach, or in your favorite pair of jeans.
Buttock Anatomy and
That said, it’s essential to have some fat in the buttocks. It performs the vital function of protecting your skeletal structure when you’re sitting. Without it, that simple activity would be quite painful and difficult. Buttock fat also contributes to the aesthetic appearance of your figure, providing a natural curve that’s pleasing to the eye.
Buttock Areas Treated
Lumbo-Sacral Fat Pad
Located on the lower portion of the spine, the lumbo-sacral fat pad sits where the back meets the buttock. Because this area is at the base of the spine, the subcutaneous tissue is situated near various neurovascular structures, so it is treated with tremendous care during buttock liposuction.
The infra-gluteal crease is the distinct crease line, separating the buttocks from the thighs. This line is not always distinct in every person. Most people prefer a defined crease as it creates the illusion of a defined, elevated, and rounded buttock.
Your surgeon will proceed with caution in this area. Too much liposuction here may prove detrimental, and not just cosmetically. Removing too much fat from this area can make it difficult for you to sit down. It can also leave an unnatural-looking depression in the upper leg, made visible by certain movements, such as stretching or bending over.
Banana-Shaped Fat Pad
Also called the “banana roll,” this pad is created by fat that collects between the infra-gluteal crease and the upper posterior thigh, resembling the shape of a banana.
The banana roll is usually created by excess weight in this area. Buttock liposuction can relieve some of this weight, creating some skin retraction, and relieving the appearance of the fold. The procedure also includes removing fat from the surrounding regions such as the flanks, lateral thighs, and lower third of the buttock.
Minimizing the length of the gluteal fold creates a smoother continuation between the buttock and thigh, which makes legs look longer and leaner, and the buttock look more elevated.
However, your surgeon will also be cautious here as a certain amount of fat in this region is also necessary for sitting.
Gluteal Trochanteric Area
Also called “saddlebags,” this is one of the main areas treated by buttock liposuction. This region responds well to liposuction, is generally treated without much difficulty, and usually yields fantastic cosmetic results. Removing fat here makes the entire leg look more streamlined, creating the illusion of longer, leaner legs, and a taller frame.
Talk to your patient consultant and surgeon to learn more about your options.