Welcome

Body Procedures

Buttock Augmentation in Palo Alto

Buttock augmentation contours the buttocks and compensates for low amounts of fat in the buttock area. Women and men who request buttock augmentation may be interested in either a more voluptuous profile or simply wish to “fill in” a particularly flat buttock area. Augmentation may be achieved through injections of the patient's own body fat or with implants. Dr. Papalian’s personal philosophy, for most patients, is to recommend treatment through injection of a patient’s own natural fat, known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Fat injection achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection, and also contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect. Buttock augmentation can enhance natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their buttock or add volume and roundness to a flat or small buttock for patients seeking a more balanced body profile.

Buttock augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift” in honor of the country in which it was developed, involves two steps during a single operative procedure. Initially, the patient's own fat is collected through liposuction. The most popular areas for liposuction for buttock augmentation are the flanks (love handles), thighs and stomach. This not only provides the fat needed for buttock enhancement, it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic result. The amount of fat required for your particular desired result will affect the number of areas needed for liposuction. The harvested fat is then put through a special process so that the best fat is ready to be reintroduced to the body. As a second step during the same procedure, the donor fat is added to the buttocks with hundreds of tiny injections at different depths to ensure an even, attractive augmentation. The care and skill of the injection technique is a prime factor in the result and opportunity for a long lasting result. Particularly with all fat injection techniques, having your procedure performed by a Board Certified experienced plastic surgeon is paramount to a successful outcome. A true understanding of tissue characteristics and healing is essential.

The preoperative experience and recovery from a Buttock Augmentation procedure is similar to Liposuction.

Having a comprehensive consultation by Dr. Papalian, with 20 years of plastic surgical experience, will ensure that you are going to have the options presented in a thoughtful manner, and that you will have all the information needed to make the right decision for you. At the time of Your Consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.

Mommy Makeovers (Post-Maternity Breast and Body Reshaping) in Palo Alto

One of the fastest growing trends in Plastic Surgery is the combination of procedures performed on women after childbirth. Having a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman's life. The changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding, however, often result in unwanted drooping or ptotic breasts, breasts that have lost their pre-pregnancy fullness after breastfeeding, enlarged areolas, a straighter waist, pockets of fat in the abdomen, stretch marks, and a sagging, bulging tummy that dieting and exercise does not seem to restore. While loose muscles and stretched skin can improve somewhat over time, the body never completely returns to the way it was prior to pregnancy.

In the past, women were resigned to living with these natural changes in their bodies. Now, more than ever, women are seeking out Plastic Surgery to rejuvenate their breasts and tummies to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children. These procedures are collectively called “mommy makeovers” or post-maternity breast and body reshaping. Each individual patient will have a different compilation of changes they wish addressed.

In particular with Mommy Makeovers, there are multiple choices and combinations of procedures which can be performed, including the newer minimally invasive techniques for the appropriate patient. When considering multiple procedures, it is critical to seek out a consultation from a Plastic Surgeon who has the experience, trust and skill to guide you through the choices and process in a safe and controlled manner.

The aftermath of pregnancy can leave sagging breasts, uneven breasts, breasts that have lost volume after breastfeeding, or stretched areolas. Breast Lifting, or Mastopexy, is performed to reverse these changes and return a youthful shape and lift to the breasts. Breast Augmentation procedures may be performed in combination with Mastopexy, or as an individual procedure, for patients with significant breast volume loss. Your post-maternity Breast Lift and/or Augmentation procedure choices will be developed together with Dr. Papalian, depending on your findings and goals.

Perhaps nowhere else on the body is pregnancy more unforgiving than in the abdomen. By stretching and weakening the skin and muscle fascia of the abdomen, pregnancy can leave a woman with loose skin, stretch marks and a lower abdominal bulge that no amount of exercise will correct. A tummy tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty, can help. As with all Plastic Surgery procedures, there are multiple choices for Abdominoplasty ranging from minimal incision fascial tightening to the Extended Abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty procedures will tighten and contour the abdominal region, restoring a shape more like your pre-pregnancy contour.

When considering your Mommy Makeover, it is important to have a trusted and comprehensive consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center on Woodside by Dr. Papalian, with his 20 years of experience and true understanding of what it takes to guide you through the process, every step of the way.