Excess skin and fat in the gluteal area can add bulk and frustrate efforts to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted body through weight loss. The Butt Lift surgery is a surgery performed to lift and enhance the buttocks and its natural contour. Intended results produce tighter, more attractive thighs and buttocks as well as decreased irregularities in the skin’s surface.

A buttock lift improves sagging thigh and buttock skin by tightening and raising the skin over the buttocks which makes the buttocks appear less dimpled, saggy and wrinkled. Wide variations in the design of the incisions can be made to meet clothing or personal desires. The Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss the butt lift procedure options available to solve concerns in the gluteal area.

There are many techniques and approaches to how a Butt Lift procedure is performed. In most practices, an incision at the top of the buttocks, in the hips, groin or under the buttock cheeks is made to remove excess skin and pull the remaining skin tight.

Liposuction is sometimes used to further contour the buttock area or thighs to achieve a balanced look. Incisions are then sutured and closed in layers to ensure the skin remains tight.

Drains and dressings are placed and usually a garment is worn to reduce swelling and tighten the skin.

Q: What can I expect during recovery?

A: After surgery, your buttocks may be bruised, swollen and/or uncomfortable. Some numbness of the skin is normal and usually resolves in a few weeks or month. Walking after surgery is important, however you don’t want to bend at the waist or lift anything for several days. In most cases drainage tubes are necessary and you will be shown how to tend to them. The steps are very simple and easy to follow. Your Surgeon will remove the tubes when the drainage decreases to an acceptable level.

Q: How long will my surgery last?

A: The surgery requires approximately 2-4 hours to complete. As with all surgeries, the amount of time needed varies from patient to patient.

Q: When can I go back to work?

A: Many people can go back to work within two to three weeks. Walking is encouraged; however, you should avoid activities that stress the incisions or the healing tissues.

Q: What kind of scaring will I have?

A: Everyone heals differently as do their scars depending on your genetic background. Your One Health Surgeon will be diligent about hiding and minimizing scars. After the surgery, your Surgeon we will also recommend the best treatments for making your scar as faint as possible.

Q: How long do the results last?

A: The results after a buttock lift generally last for many years. But, the influences of aging, gravity and genetics will continue as time passes. The exact length of time varies from person to person.

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