What can you do when your “B-side” starts to wobble as a result of the force gravity? The first solution that comes to mind is to have special implants. In actual fact, this is much harder than you might think and requires considerable thought and discussion with a specialist.
“This procedure is affected by a high failure percentage and I – like most of my colleagues – prefer to avoid it”, says cosmetic surgeon Professor Giuseppe Sito. “There are numerous disadvantages. The implants are subject to considerable stress and tend to harden easily, shifting from their initial position. The result – the increase in volume of the buttocks, particularly in the upper area – is greatly appreciated in Brazil, for instance, but is far from natural in European women”.
There’s never too much fat here!
So, is it impossible to emulate the curves of Jennifer Lopez?
Absolutely not. There are two alternatives. The first is to remodel the “B-side” with lipofilling, an autologous transplant of fat. This mini-invasive treatment consists in transferring fatty deposits localised in areas such as the abdomen, thighs or insides of the knees to the buttocks. The best place to harvest this fat is just above the pubis, in the area below the navel, because it is the richest in stem cells, which have a revitalising effect.
The fat is harvested using a fine cannula with a point, which does not damage the fat, connected to a syringe handled by the operator to extract living fatty tissue. This fat is then sedimented and run through a centrifuge at 3,000 rpm for three minutes, in order to purify it from excess fluids (anaesthetic, water, blood), then reintroduced with tiny syringes, to favour the vascularisation of the tissue and, consequently, its grafting. The effect is visible after 7-15 days but the results can only be considered final three to four months later. During the early weeks, the organism simply metabolises the portion of fat that does not “graft”, digesting and eliminating it. This usually accounts for 30-40%. The remaining 60-70% becomes a stable part of the tissues, entirely naturally.