Dr. Mowlavi has done well over hundreds of buttock augmentations throughout his career. It is crucial to decrease the risks of buttock augmentation. Dr. Mowlavi takes great care and uses his medical education and expertise to decrease risks associated with buttock augmentation. In particular, Dr. Mowlavi believes it is very important to eliminate the risk of fat emboli occurring.
How to Decrease Buttock Augmentation Risk
A fat embolism is when a piece of fat blocks the flow of blood in the blood vessel. Dr. Mowlavi limits fat grafting to less than 1000 ccs per buttock cheek and puts the patient in an anti flex position during surgery to avoid fat emboli occurring.
By having the patient in an anti-flex position, the patient’s buttock will be positioned higher. It is imperative to avoid deep muscle fat grafting, especially because the gluteal vein is located in deep tissue in the buttock.
The anti flex position minimizes the risk of damaging deep muscle tissue. In addition, it is crucial that the surgeon does not graft fat in the muscle. Dr. Mowlavi uses ultrasound technology to ensure fat is being grafted in the correct position. Under ultrasound technology, the fat grafting cannula instrument glows, guiding Dr. Mowlavi during surgery so that fat is added to the correct body locations and avoided in the muscle.
The ultrasound technology allows Dr. Mowlavi to ensure that fat is not being grafted superficially. Another common complication arising from buttock augmentation is contour irregularities. Contour irregularities occur due to fat resorption. To minimize this risk, VASER liposuction is used because VASER technology improves the viability of fat. Dr. Mowlavi is an expert VASER surgeon and official trainer for VASER technology.
Dr. Mowlavi makes an infra-gluteal incision. He then proceeds to add the fat that was grafted to augment the buttocks. Dr. Mowlavi uses a closed-loop system when extracting fat for VASER liposuction. This closed-loop system does not expose the fat to air, which allows the fat to be more viable.
More importantly, this closed-loop system minimizes the risk of infection and contamination. Dr. Mowlavi’s practice takes great care in minimizing risk to patients with the technology they utilize.
If you are interested in buttock augmentation and have questions regarding the risks involved, schedule your free complimentary consultation with our office to speak directly with Dr. Mowlavi today!
Please see this 39-year-old female who avoided any bbl complications.