The Goal of Brazilian Butt Enhancement Surgery
and Dr. Mentz’s Innovative Butt Grafting Machine
Shapely, perky buttocks are a key characteristic of an attractive, youthful figure. Unfortunately, as a result of aging, gravity, pregnancy, genetics, and / or large weight loss, the buttocks often develop a sagging, flattened appearance that lacks roundness and definition. Butt lifting surgery gives the buttocks a firmer, lifted appearance through techniques to remove excess skin and tighten sagging skin and tissues.
Butt lifting is most often combined with butt augmentation using fat grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift) to improve the contour of the buttocks. In some cases, butt augmentation, alone, can be all that is needed to give the buttocks a more lifted appearance, through fat grafts to add volume to the upper portion of the buttocks. The combined procedures provide the following benefits:
- Tighten and lift sagging buttocks
- Improve the projection and contour of flat buttocks, select more round or wide buttocks or both
- Enhance the flattering fit of of your clothes so you can wear jeans, swimsuits and shorts and other fitted attire with confidence
- Dr. Mentz’s advanced fat grafting technique utilizes a special pump to speed and increase the volume of fat that can be added to buttocks in a single procedure so that a rounder contour can beachieved.
- Presented at the 2010 ISAPS, 2011 ASAPS and 2011 IFAT Meetings, the innovative turbo method allows for reduced operative time and encourages more complete grafting and full round buttocks
- Because fat grafts come from a patient’s own body, there is little to no chance of an allergic reaction
Buttocks enhancement surgery is frequently combined with other procedures to improve the body’s contour lines and proportions. This can include breast enhancement surgery to add lift and volume to the breasts, and body contouring procedures such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and lower body lift. Dr. Mentz performs all body contouring procedures at his private AAAASF-certified SurgiCentre facility in Houston, Texas, where you will be carefully monitored and cared for by a board-certified anesthesiologist and Dr. Mentz’s highly trained surgical staff.
Brazilian Butt Lift performed by Henry Mentz, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz
An Innovative Leader in Body Contouring Surgery
As the nation’s first triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz is respected nationwide for his introduction of innovative liposuction and body contouring techniques. Dr. Mentz introduced a groundbreaking new method to improve buttocks augmentation surgery to the respected International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at its 2010 meeting. The technique utilizes a special pump to speed the process and volume of fat that can be grafted into the buttocks, resulting in a fuller, more shapely contour than can be achieved through the more limited and cumbersome syringe method of fat grafting.
Dr.Mentz, who is considered a world authority in the specialized liposuction technique, Abdominal Etching®, authored the first paper on Abdominal Etching® in 1993 and contributed a chapter on the subject for a plastic surgery text. The procedure is designed to define the contours of the abdominal muscles to create the athletic appearance of a “six-pack.” He followed this with the development of Pectoral Etching®, a liposuction method which gives the male chest a more muscular appearance.
n recognition of his body contouring expertise, the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has invited Dr. Mentz to present his liposculpting techniques to plastic surgeons at its annual meetings each year. In the popular lipocontouring courses, Dr. Mentz focuses on Abdominal Etching® and buttocks augmentation, a topic which he teaches with the world authority on buttocks enhancement, plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta.
Dr. Mentz has presented his techniques to advance body contouring’s safety, recovery, and results through numerous presentations and publications for plastic surgeons. He wrote the first paper introducing the use of a marcaine pump after tummy tuck surgery to reduce postoperative pain. In addition to authoring three book chapters on liposuction, he has written papers on large volume liposuction and the use of blood thinners after liposuction to reduce blood clots. The ASAPS and Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation jointly awarded Dr. Mentz the “Best Journal Article of 2008” for his article which presented risk assessment for liposuction based upon a review of 3871 consecutive cases.
Buttocks Lift and Buttocks Augmentation Surgery
In a buttocks lift procedure, excess skin is removed, excess fat is reduced through liposuction, and the underlying tissues are tightened to restore a firmer, lifted appearance to the buttocks. Fat grafting is often combined with a buttocks lift to give the buttocks a more attractive contour.
In a buttocks augmentation procedure, Dr. Mentz liposuctions excess fat from other areas of the body, such as the waist, hips, thighs, or abdomen. After spinning the fat in a centrifuge to separate the fat cells from other blood components, the fat is carefully cross layered into select portions of the buttocks to improve projection and form.
Dr. Mentz has developed an advanced technique which speeds the process and allows a greater volume of fat to be grafted into the buttocks to give them a more rounded contour in a single operation, in contrast to the syringe method of injection, which is lengthier and more limited in the amount of volume it can achieve in a given procedure.
Buttocks Lift and Buttocks Augmentation Recovery
Following your surgery, Dr. Mentz may recommend an overnight stay in one of his SurgiCentre’s recovery suites, where you will be cared for by our highly-trained registered nursing staff. If you live within 20 miles of our facility, Dr. Mentz will offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse who is trained to assist you with your recovery. The nurse will monitor your recovery, change any dressings, assist you with your medication, and provide Dr. Mentz with an update on your condition.
You will experience bruising and swelling after a buttocks enhancement procedure. Ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling and discomfort. Much of the bruising and swelling will diminish within 2-3 weeks.
During the recovery process, it is important to take short walks. More strenuous activities and aerobic expercise may be resumed in 3-6 weeks or when Dr. Mentz advises. Most patients are able to return to work in approximately 1-2 weeks following surgery.
ACPS – The Spa & Rejuvenation Center
Services to Support Your Recovery
30-Minute Post-Surgical Therapeutic Massage
To support the comfort and recovery of our patients after surgery, we offer a post-surgical massage that is designed to speed the healing process and help you return to your normal daily activities more quickly. Using a combination of lymphatic and Swedish massage techniques, ACPS’s skilled licensed massage therapists use gentle stretching and range of movement motions throughout this 30-minute massage to provide the following benefits:
• Reduce swelling and bruising
• Improve flexibility
• Stimulate nerve endings to diminish numbness and any skin sensitivity
For the majority of our surgical patients, ACPS surgeons recommend one complimentary 30-minute massage about 10-14 days after surgery. At this appointment, an ACPS massage therapist will recommend the number of massages (if any) that you may need. Our typical charge for a 1/2 hr massage is $60, but if you need more than one massage we do have packages available at a 20% discount.
Scar Therapy System
To help diminish postoperative scars, we have designed a Scar Therapy System, which consists of three products to be applied daily in the weeks following surgery. This package includes two SkinMedica products: TNS Recovery Complex and Tri-Retinol Complex, and an advanced scar treatment gel. As an added benefit, the SkinMedica products can be applied to the face as part of a long-term daily routine to improve the skin’s tone and texture.
To schedule your buttocks enhancement consultation with Dr. Mentz, e-mail or call his office at 713.799.9999.
*Online consultations are also available upon request.*
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