According to expert cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist, Dr. Anthony Nikko, buttock augmentation is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in Houston. Some women and men are not satisfied with the natural shape of their buttocks and wish to tighten, lift, or add volume. Originally buttock augmentation was performed using a silicone implant, similar to what is used with some breast implants. Though buttock implants are still effective and available, there is a less invasive approach offering less downtime and no scarring for the patient. Buttock augmentation can be performed using fat transfer technology wherein the patient is his/her own donor for the procedure and an implant is not required. Fat from other areas of the patient’s body (such as the abdomen and inner thighs) are harvested using liposuction, centrifuged, and then injected into specific areas of the buttocks. The benefits of fat transfer are many. First, there is no incision or unsightly scarring. Next, hospitalization is not required after the procedure, and there is very little downtime so the patient need not take off work. Additionally, for patients who do not want to introduce a foreign substance, such as an implant, into their bodies, the material with fat transfer is the patient’s own cells. Dr. Nikko is a cosmetic surgeon in Houston, and he is often interviewed by the Houston news media regarding cosmetic surgery and dermatological procedures. If you are interested in learning more about buttock augmentation in general, or buttock augmentation using fat transfer, please contact the excellent staff at Dr. Nikko’s office to schedule an appointment.