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A buttock lift may be the recommended technique if you do not necessarily wish to increase the size of your buttocks but have loose or sagging skin around the buttocks that requires a lift. It can also be an option for cellulite since it can smooth out the irregular surface of the skin on the buttocks.
A buttock lift will improve the overall appearance of your buttocks by removing excess skin and fat to lift and shape the buttocks to a more aesthetically pleasing position. If your aesthetic goals are overall buttock augmentation, then a buttock lift may be combined with additional operations such as a buttock fat transfer or buttock implants and is commonly combined with a tummy tuck, or lower body lift.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
• Those with excess skin and fat on their buttocks
• Those with a sagging appearance to their buttocks
• Those who wish to improve the shape of their buttocks
• Those with cellulite, dimples or irregularities in their buttocks
What does the procedure involve?
• During your consultation, you will discuss with your surgeon whether this operation will be suitable for you. Since a buttock lift involves removing excess skin and fat, this type of buttock augmentation will leave the most amount of scarring, though the scars are usually strategically concealed. We will discuss the expectations and advise whether this surgery will be the most appropriate for your needs.
The type of anaesthesia will depend on your health and preferences, and your surgeon will discuss the most appropriate option for you.
The incision is usually concealed in the bikini line. The operation technique varies, but generally, excess skin is cut in a half-moon shape (to adhere to the shape of buttocks) and removed. The skin is then lifted to a perkier position to make the skin appear smoother and tighter. The operation may also involve liposuction. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
When can results be seen and are they permanent?
A buttock lift will provide instant visible results, and you'll see the final results develop with recovery over several months. In the initial recovery phase, you may experience some swelling and bruising.
The results of a buttock lift are usually long-lasting, though, with ageing, you may expect to see slight changes in skin laxity.
How long is recovery?
A 1-2 night stay in hospital may be required, though some patients may be able to leave a few hours after the operation.
Following the surgery, your incision may be covered with a dressing. In the first few days, you may experience some pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medication.
Generally, most patients recover within six months, and bruising and swelling subsides within 1-2 weeks. You may be able to return to work after two weeks and should be able to resume exercise and other physical activity within 4-6 weeks. You should avoid sitting for up to 3 weeks. However, it's encouraged that you begin to walk after the first 24 hours to prevent blood clot formation.
You may be required to have a drainage tube inserted to eliminate excess fluid from the incision sites which will be removed after several days. You may also wear support garments for 3-4 weeks to encourage healing, support the area, and reduce swelling. Four to five post-operative clinic visits will be required.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure may take several hours depending on the nature of the surgery.
Side effects and risks
You can reduce the risks by ensuring that you choose a highly qualified and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.
You can expect to experience some degree of swelling and bruising, but this varies depending on the type of surgery. You may see significantly more swelling and bruising with the buttock lift procedure or buttock implants than a buttock fat transfer.
A drainage tube will help reduce swelling, but it's still possible for a seroma to develop. In this case, the surgeon may drain this through other methods.
Other side effects and risks include:
• wound healing problems
• undesirable scar appearance
• numbness and changes in skin sensation
Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After
Buttock Lift Disclaimer
BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary to some degree — because you are a unique person. Our experts take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.