Buttock lift is a form of body contouring. It is normally performed on patients with large amounts of loose or sagging skin around the buttocks.
Liposuction may also be performed during this procedure. Sometimes a thigh lift is combined with this procedure. A buttock lift is not a substitute for weight loss. Best results are seen when the patient is at target weight.
What happens during a buttock lift operation?
Buttock lifts are usually performed under general anaesthetic. Depending on the extent of contouring required and whether other procedures are combined with this surgery, a buttock lift can take several hours.
Normally sections of skin and fat are removed from the area. The remaining skin and tissue are lifted resulting in a tight, smooth look.
Your surgeon will discuss your incision with you. Your incision might be across your upper buttock. It may also go around the sides and possibly onto the front. Incisions are usually stitched closed and covered by dressings. Small, thin tubes (drains) may be temporarily inserted in the wound. You will be given pain relief medication.
Going home after a buttock lift
Length of hospital stay depends on the extent of your surgery. You may stay one to two nights. You will need time off work to rest. Be sure and discuss this with your surgeon prior to your operation.
You may experience swelling for several months following your buttock lift.
You will need to wear a tight fitting body garment for the first few weeks to support the area. You should not engage in any strenuous activities until your surgeon releases you to do so. Your scars will be permanent but will eventually fade. You should allow 9 - 12 months for your scars to flatten and lighten in colour.
Body contouring procedures are major surgery. You should be prepared for the recovery process.
What are the complications of thigh lift surgery?
Every surgical procedure has a risk of complications. Be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon.
General complications of any operation:
- Infection in a surgical wound
- Blood clots
- Unsightly scarring
Specific complications of buttock lift:
- Minor asymmetries of scars
- Lop-sided appearance
- Residual bulges
- Altered skin sensations
- Persistent pain
- Recurrent skin looseness
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