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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
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Gluteal contouring is a cosmetic treatment option for patients who are dissatisfied with the size, shape and contour of their buttock region. At Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy, our cosmetic surgeons work with patients to provide gluteal contouring, including liposuction, fat injections and gluteal implants.
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Gluteal contouring, also referred to as buttock implants, gluteal augmentation, butt augmentation or gluteoplasty, helps patients regain the ideal shape or a firmer buttock area for an enhanced self-image.
Gluteal contouring is beneficial to patients who are displeased with flat or sagging buttocks and have been unsuccessful through exercise and diet to improve the shape of their buttocks. Gluteal contouring can help add volume and roundness for patients seeking a fuller body profile. Body builders often consider augmentation if they cannot produce the gluteal muscles in proportion to rest of their body.
Gluteal contouring can be achieved with buttock implants or fat injections. Fat injections used for augmentation give a more natural result and contour the buttock area to enhance the overall appearance.
When selecting the right size gluteal or buttock implant for the gluteal contouring, the cosmetic surgeon will analyze the patient’s body and gluteal structure for balance, symmetry, size, shape and placement.
Gluteal contouring is a permanent procedure that enhances the buttocks for a younger, firmer, more curvaceous appearance.
We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Craig Vander Kolk. Mercy’s cosmetic surgeons Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, breast and body. Our surgeons work with patients to determine the best personalized treatment plan while making use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results. We are dedicated to helping both women and men look and feel their best.
Proud to be Part of Mercy’s Renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine.
Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk is a highly skilled specialist in cosmetic and plastic surgery.