Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz at Total Lipedema Care (TLC) in Beverly Hills, CA addresses all types and stages of lipedema with nonsurgical and surgical interventions,
which includes upper buttock shelf treatment aka shelf butt.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz at Total Lipedema Care (TLC) in Beverly Hills, CA addresses all types and stages of lipedema with nonsurgical and surgical interventions, which includes upper buttock shelf treatment. With lipedema, you may acquire isolated fat symmetrically on the upper buttock (also known as the buttock shelf) that has a large, abnormal, and disproportionate shape. These very noticeable pockets of fat may cause the buttock to be very sensitive to touch, poor circulation, bruise easily, and may make it too painful to sleep on your back. In advanced stages of lipedema, this type of fat is very resistant to diet, exercise, and nonsurgical treatment. We understand that this can make living with lipedema very difficult mentally and physically.
Having a shelf butt can also be a source of embarrassment as the abnormal shape of your backside will not fit in properly. Your clothes may fit right at the buttock and hips but too large everywhere else. It can be frustrating to not understand why you are gaining weight in targeted spots without the rest of your body following suit. Dr. Schwartz will meet with you during a private, one-on-one consultation at TLC. You may have lipedema, which will influence how you experience your life and will have an impact on your health at any weight. Once properly diagnosed, you may be relieved to know that what you are experiencing with your weight is actually a genetic fat disorder called lipedema that can be managed.
For shelf butt treatment, you will need to exhibit large pockets of fat on the uppermost area of the buttock (perhaps even into the hips). The skin in this area will easily bruise, can be painful, put extra pressure on your joints, and interfere with your ability to walk properly. Treatment for this condition will not cure it. However, Dr. Schwartz can offer nonsurgical and surgical therapies to help you endure this life-long condition. Plus, it may prevent the development of a severe medical condition called lymphedema. We want the best for you and your health.
Controlling your diet and performing regular exercise may work in the early stages of this genetic disorder. However, you really need to see a doctor that can help you navigate treatment so that it does not progress into a life-threatening condition.