Those in the thick of the fashion world and high society know the name of Miami’s Dr. Constantino Mendieta.
He is renowned for his buttock sculpting technique and is the pioneer in the Brazilian butt lift. He revolutionized the plastic surgery industry with his new ‘Body Shop’ system, using the most commonly-asked-for body and buttock silhouettes as a guide.
With such names as ‘Scarlett Jo’Handful’, ‘The Sofia‘ (Vergara) and the ‘Joani’, patients can articulate their personal look wish lists with commonly-seen and aspirational female forms. For those wondering if a buttock sculpting procedure is right for them, Dr. Mendieta answers the most commonly asked questions from prospective patients.
Dr. Mendieta has been a guest on Anderson Cooper’s talk show discussing Celebrity Look-Alike Surgery and is the author of The Art of Gluteal Sculpting. He extends the aphorism of “no two individuals are the same”, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases.
How do I know which type of butt augmentation will meet my goals?
Before you come in for a consultation, it is important that you evaluate your needs and why you want surgery in the first place. If you are not having luck building muscle and shape in your buttocks through exercise, then augmentation may provide you with your desired shape and size. Usually, if a patient wears an eight and above dress size or is overweight, she is probably best suited for the ‘Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D’ approach. Those who are a size two to four are typically not good candidates for this technique because there is very little fat that exists to transfer. Therefore, it is typically recommended that those are who slim receive buttock implants.
Will I stay proportionate if I gain weight? Lose weight?
From birth, we all have a genetically predetermined amount of fat on our bodies. So when butt enhancement via fat transfer is performed, fat cells are literally being transferred to another area. If a post-op patient gains weight, the fat cells will not multiply in the same place where fat was removed. Rather, the cells that do exist in a different area may enlarge. This is relevant to weight reduction as well; instead they will reduce in size where they exist on the body. There is an 80 percent fat survival rate during the transfer method, and in nearly all cases, the fat will remain proportionate among both buttocks.
When can I return to work?
Every patient carries unique circumstance, but in general, a patient may return to work following fat transfer in 10 days or less, while the butt implants procedure may require up to two months off from work. One of the most important variables associated with buttock augmentation is the patient’s initial shape. It is crucial that the surgeon is skilled in properly assessing an individual’s body properly in order to determine the best technique for his or her body. . It is not enough to simply understand that no two bodies are alike; a surgeon must know how to go about producing the best results for a specific shape, such as The “A” Shape, The “V” Shape, The Round, and The Square.- PRNewswire