Gluteal prominence is a unique characteristic that is widely acknowledged in female contouring but ignored in the male population. This study focuses on male gluteal aesthetics based on a muscular anatomical approach.
A retrospective review of gluteal contouring in men from January of 2012 to September of 2019 was conducted. Male body sculpting surgery in the gluteal area was performed in most cases. Patients were included according to preoperative assessment and the American Heart Association risk analysis. The gluteal area was divided into four main anatomical contouring zones and classified according to the procedure type. The follow-up period of 3 months to 6 years was included with photographs and medical assessment data. A nonstandardized satisfaction survey was performed postoperatively.
The analysis included data from 374 consecutive gluteal dynamic definition liposculptures performed in men (mean age, 38.2 years; range, 20 to 66 years). Patients were treated according to the authors’ new classification of deformities. Fat extraction, liposhifting, and fat grafting were performed on a regular basis to enhance and define the gluteal area. A satisfaction index of 92.5 percent was reported. Minor complications were reported: seroma, 0.2 percent; prolonged bruising, 1.3 percent; and swelling, 1.8 percent. No necrosis, burns, or infections were reported.
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