A buttock lift is purely cosmetic in nature and is done more for aesthetic purposes. This operation is done to alter the shape, size or appearance of the buttocks.
Its value lies inherently in its ability to provide the patient with buttocks according to how they envisioned it.
At Marina Plastic Surgery, we perform buttock lift procedures as part of our body contouring surgery operations on patients most in need of the service. We offer high-quality services discreetly with results aimed at improving your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Buttock lifts are usually done to complement abdominoplasty procedures. This is the removal of fatty deposits in areas that affect the silhouette of the buttocks. There are two types of buttock procedures we can perform which is the buttock lift and the buttock augmentation which basically falls under the same category.
Buttock lifts usually involve the excision of fat either through directly removing the fatty deposits or through targeted liposuction sessions.
What is left is then repositioned to have a more toned appearance.
In some cases, implants may be used to enhance the look and size of the buttocks.
Scarring will occur but will fade over time.
Men and women with good general health and realistic expectations who are as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors who want to improve their physical appearance and self-confidence.
Men or women who are following weight loss and want to tighten the excess skin or people who are affected by fatty deposits and skin laxity that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
Women following pregnancy where skin and musculature may have stretched.
What to Expect
An initial consultation will be done to assess what you essentially need for functionality with a secondary assessment done for the aesthetic purpose of the operation.
Treatment is highly dependent on the degree of looseness of skin, amount of excess skin, age, and other factors.
These may require multiple sessions to completely eradicate fatty deposits in concerned areas.
There will be scarring but it will fade in time.
After Surgery / Recovery
As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where sutures were made is the highest priority. Following your body contouring surgeon’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas is highly advised.
Bed rest for up to 48 hours may be advised with periodic assistance from our staff to keep you mobile so as to avoid clotting or other negative impacts on the affect areas.
A dressing will cover the incisions with drains installed for fluid and blood drainage. This will be removed 5 to 10 days after the operation.
Compression garments will be advised for 6 weeks to assist in the healing process and to avoid swelling. This also prevents fluid build up and excessive clotting or bruising.
Pain management can be administered by hospital staff or by the patient. It can be oral or through intravenous methods.
Physical therapy will be introduced gradually for muscle strengthening and fortifying the areas operated on.
Liposuction may be advised to completely remove fatty deposits.
45 – 60 minutes
30 – 45 minutes
up to 2 hours. Longer if additional procedures are done.
2 – 8 weeks longer for people who do physical work
Post-op Follow Up
1 week to 10 days for removal of dressing and drains.