Buttocks are in Focus This Summer

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by Health New Digest | August 10, 2010 @ 10:00AM

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Get your bum beach ready by July 1 without sweating it out at the gym.

Nothing strikes fear in the mind of a woman like having to bare her backside at the beach sans a sarong or cover up. What if there was a way for a physically fit person but who is "posterially challenged" to get a more appealing derriere before July 4th weekend rolls around? If cellulite, uneven skin tone, and a "chunky buttocks" are making you take cover this summer, read on for solutions that do not involve bogus lotions or potions.

Buttocks are in focus this summer thanks to the meteoric rise of singer Jennifer Lopez and her equally impressive rear-view. While much of how we rate the appeal of buttocks is culturally determined, most people would agree that an aesthetically pleasing derriere is perky, round, and shapely without being too wide. Dr. Robert Tornambe is a Manhattan plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring and understands how the proportions of the buttocks can create a desirable overall physique.

For those who feel that their derriere has too much volume (read chunky), Dr. Tornambe favors a technique called "micro-liposuction," which uses smaller cannulas to contour an area while suctioning fat. As he explains, "with this type of superficial liposuction, a surgeon can truly sculpt the buttocks much the way an artist would fashion a sculpture." He cautions that, "liposuction of this area must only be performed in very competent hands so that there is not too much of a line of demarcation from the posterior thighs, which would create the appearance of a bubble, but Surgeons must also be careful to create a round, rather than boxy, shape." For those women who have a small backside with larger thighs, recontouring the posterior and lateral thigh can enhance a small rear end and create a better line of symmetry. The cost for a pair of new buttocks before July 4th? In Dr. Tornambe's office, the procedure would range from $3,000 to $5,000. But the good news is, once those fat cells are removed, the results are permanent, provided the patient exercises and eats sensibly.

Unsightly dimples on the derriere are the bane of many a woman's existence. Autologous fat injections and grafting can help them considerably. This entails taking fat from virtually any area of the body and injecting it into the recessed area. With this method, patients can be dimple free for the span of an entire summer. While lasers have long been used for the face, lasering the buttocks can not only smooth the skin, but create a slight tightening effect. As Dr. Tornambe chides, "it is somewhat like airbrushing the derriere."

Stretch marks are another unsightly characteristic that, until now, were nearly impossible to treat. The good news is that microdermabrasion, another treatment traditionally used for the face, can be useful for very fair stretch marks and will smooth them, although they will not disappear completely.

Finally, for those who feel that they do not have sufficient volume in the buttocks, buttock implants are another modality for a "better behind." Although Dr. Tornambe is not a proponent of this method, many patients are favoring this approach to "pump up the volume." Dr. Tornambe counters that, "buttock implants do not look natural because they need to be placed on top of the muscle and capsular contraction can occur which produces an unnatural result.

For those women who have feared the calendar ticking its way toward summer, a host of new procedures now makes it possible for almost any woman to bare her bum with pride at the beach.

Dr. Robert Tornambe ph: 628-7600 www.madisonps.com

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