The buttock lift is a plastic surgery procedure able to correct sagging or excess skin of the buttocks which may have resulted from weight loss or age. The result is a flatter and more toned backside. The buttock lift can also help to improve the appearance of cellulite in the buttock area.
If you are healthy, have realistic expectations for improvement, and are looking to improve the appearance of a sagging backside, the buttock lift may be right for you.
During the consultation, Dr. Naderi will examine the buttock area, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. All details of the procedure will be discussed including the technique, the facility, the anesthesia, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
The buttock lift is often performed with general anesthesia, though local anesthesia and sedation may also be an option.
For the buttock lift, an incision is made very low on the back and excess skin is removed. For improved contour, liposuction may also be used during the procedure.
The buttock lift takes about two to four hours to complete.
The incision for the buttock lift is made very low on the back, just above the buttocks.
The incision made for the buttock will result in a scar though it is located very low on the back and can be concealed by most underwear and bikini swimwear.
Patients may feel some discomfort for the first few days after the buttock lift, but this can be controlled with medication. Patients often feel most comfortable lying fat during the first few days.
Recovery after the buttock lift takes about one to two weeks. Swelling is common during the first week or so. Patients will be required to wear a compression garment for a period of time after surgery.
Patients can return to work in about one week after the buttock lift unless their work involves a great deal of standing, walking or heavy lifting, in which case work may need to be postponed for three to six weeks.
Patients will need to wait at least six weeks after the buttock lift before partaking in strenuous activities and exercise.
The stitches are removed within seven to ten days after the buttock lift.
All surgery carries potential risks. Those associated with the buttock lift may include infection and blood clots.
Insurance usually does not cover buttock lifts when they are performed for purely cosmetic purposes, though patients should check with their own insurance company.
Financing is available for many plastic surgery procedures.