• Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Augmentation: Which Procedure Is Right for You?

    If you are unhappy with the fullness of your buttocks or are concerned about sagging in that area, your cosmetic surgeon has solutions that can help. Both the Brazilian butt lift and butt augmentation procedures can help you achieve a shapelier physique, allowing you to feel more confident in your appearance. These procedures achieve similar results with different techniques, so how can you tell which one is right for you? Your cosmetic surgeon will work closely with you to pick the procedure that will give you the results that you desire. Here is a look at how these cosmetic surgeries compare and who is a good candidate for each procedure.

    Brazilian butt lift

    During a Brazilian butt lift , your cosmetic surgeon will remove fat from two different areas of the body and inject it into your buttocks in order to increase volume. By deciding where to put the injections, your surgeon can also change the contour of the buttocks to create a lifted appearance.

    To begin this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will first perform liposuction on the chosen donor sites to remove the fat. Next, the fat cells will be purified before being injected into the buttocks. The fat will be injected in layers to create a smooth, lifted effect.

    Butt augmentation

    Butt augmentation is performed to create the same lifted, fuller appearance that Brazilian butt lifts can achieve, but instead of using fat from another part of the body, implants are used. Silicone implants are placed under the muscle, and unlike silicone breast implants, there is no risk of rupturing, because the implants are solid rather than soft or liquid. Butt augmentation implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, allowing your surgeon to choose the most natural fit for your body type.

    Choosing a procedure

    Brazilian butt lifts are less invasive procedures than butt augmentations, but they are only appropriate for patients who have enough donor fat on other parts of the body to use. People without sufficient fat for transfer may benefit from butt augmentation instead. When performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, both procedures produce reliable results.

    You can trust the experienced cosmetic surgeons in Oklahoma City, OK at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates to give your physique a natural, shapely boost. Contact us at (405) 546-2702 to get answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment.

  • Targeting Wrinkles with Botox

    Are lines and wrinkles around your eyes and between your brows making you look older than you feel? If so, then you could be the perfect candidate for Botox. This injectable wrinkle treatment delivers powerful results that can last for three to four months per treatment.

    Botox works on dynamic wrinkles that appear as the result of muscle movement, such as when you squint your eyes or furrow your brows. When you get an injection, Botox reduces the movement of the muscles under your skin in the treatment areas, so that those wrinkles no longer appear. Treatment only takes 15 to 30 minutes, and results are apparent within five to seven days.

    Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates offers Botox and several other non-surgical anti-aging treatments, including Kybella and Juvederm XC. Make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon today to learn more about getting Botox in Oklahoma City, OK . You can reach us by calling (405) 546-2702.

  • What to Expect Before and After Tummy Tuck Surgery

    Tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess skin and fat around the abdomen, when diet and exercise has failed to achieve the desired results. Tummy tucks are popular with moms after they give birth and with patients who have recently undergone a major weight loss or who simply have a genetic predisposition to excess abdominal skin and fat. If you decide with your cosmetic surgeon that a tummy tuck is right for you, here is what you can expect before and after the procedure.

    Before the Surgery

    Before your tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon will review your medical records with you and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Because tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia, it is important for your surgeon to review your medical history to see if you have any conditions that could make anesthesia unsafe for you.

    Your cosmetic surgeon will also ensure that you are at a healthy weight and will ask questions about your future plans to lose weight or become pregnant. Since a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, it is best to have the surgery performed after you have reached your goal weight, as further weight loss after surgery could cause new loose skin. Likewise, pregnancy can re-stretch the skin, so your surgeon may recommend that you wait to have a tummy tuck until you are done having children.

    After the Surgery

    Most tummy tucks are performed as outpatient procedures, but some patients do require an overnight hospital stay. You will receive pain medication after surgery to manage your discomfort, and you will need to wear a compression garment until your surgeon says that it is no longer necessary. You will need to rest for approximately 48 hours before you start moving around. Generally, recovery takes about six weeks.

    Could a tummy tuck be right for you? Make an appointment at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates to find out. During a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons in Oklahoma City, OK, you can learn more about all of our procedures so you can determine which ones can help you reach your treatment goals. To book your appointment, call (405) 546-2702.