What does the surgery involve?
A buttock lift involves the removal of excess skin from the buttock and moving or reshaping the remaining tissue. This will reduce the size and tighten the skin, creating a more contoured appearance.
Depending on the patient’s desired surgical outcome some fatty tissue may also be removed to reduce size or fat injections added to increase size.
This surgery is common in patients who have excess skin after weight loss or liposuction, to improve elasticity from ageing and patients with fatty deposits concentrated in this area of the body.
What Can I Expect with a Buttock Lift?
A Quick Overview
Surgery time: 3 - 4 hours.
Length of stay in hospital: 1 night.
Recovery time: (The following are approximate times.)
Driving 2 - 3 weeks,
Office work 2 - 3 weeks
Strenuous work/ exercise 6 weeks.
Garments: High-waisted compression short garments will need to be worn 24/7 for 4 - 6 weeks
Incision and scar: The incision will extend from hip to hip on the lower back, below the clothing/ swimwear line.
Other Things to Consider
This surgery can be done in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, liposuction and Fat Grafting.
Download the Buttock Lift Procedure Information Sheet, click here.
You can find more information on the procedures at plasticsurgery.org.au