Introduction: Plastic surgeons all over the world are challenged with a dramatically increased public interest and demand for aesthetic gluteal contouring surgery. The authors introduce a comprehensive, easy and versatile method for the assessment of “Gluteal-Related Aesthetic Subunits”. This method works as a tool to treat the variety of differences in patients’ racial body morphology, personal preferences and ethnic related demands, thus improving the results of gluteal aesthetic surgery.
Patients and Methods: This is a comparative study of two groups of patients. In group (A) patients, the aesthetic assessment and planning for liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks was performed according to the criteria suggested by Centeno (i.e., each buttock was considered as a single aesthetic subunit that has no subdivisions), and liposuction was performed according to the traditional method. In group (B) patients, the aesthetic assessment and planning for liposuction fat transfer to the buttocks was performed according to the criteria suggested by the authors, and liposuction was performed according to the new principles of the high-definition liposuction method.
Results: There were significant improvements in the aesthetic results and in the patients’ satisfaction as well as a lower rate of complications in group (B) compared to group (A).
Conclusion: The authors of this work believe that this new analytical tool is a valuable step forward to help achieve results that are more satisfying to patients due to its simplicity and versatility to meet the needs of a variety of patients with different racial body characteristics and personal demands.