Buttock lift

Have you lost a lot of weight recently, resulting in sagging skin in the buttocks? Does this leave you with low self-esteem and confidence? You may be the ideal candidate for a buttock lift.

At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons take great pride in dedicating themselves to achieving optimal results that will leave your body looking and feeling rejuvenated.

A buttock lift involves the removal of excess skin from the buttocks. This can be performed at the same time as other surgeries such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.

Not sure if a buttock lift is right for you? A buttock lift is different from a fat transfer to buttocks, otherwise known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, which involves a fat transfer to the buttocks to increase the size.


Anaesthesia type: ClearSleep

Procedure time: 2-3 hours

Recovery time: 1 week

A buttock lift becomes an attractive solution when you have large amounts of excess skin on your buttocks. Excess skin can occur because of several reasons, such as:

  • Weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Ageing

This saggy skin can result in lowered confidence and body image. A buttock lift is an effective way to remove any excess skin and resculpt the buttocks to appear more youthful.

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with buttock lift surgery.

We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.

Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.

The buttock lift procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.

  • An ideal patient must have already achieved their ideal weight and has been at their optimum weight for at least the last 12 months. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight in the future, this surgery is not appropriate for you at this time.
  • It is for those who wish to get rid of loose hanging skin after a dramatic weight loss.
  • It is for those who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery which usually leads to enormous skin laxity.

Buttock lift surgery can be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck for fat removal and weight reduction. These procedures will get rid of the additional skin and fat deposits at the same time and help you regain your energetic appearance.

The buttock lift cosmetic surgical procedure is carried out by providing general anaesthesia, and the time required is about three hours. For removing the extra skin, incisions are made by the surgeon in the particular body areas above the buttocks. The pattern and length of the incision will depend on the quantity of skin to be detached and the specific body portion. After removing the excess skin and fat, stitches are applied to close the incisions.

After the buttock lift, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort, as well as swelling and bruising around the incision site. Wearing the compression garment will help to lessen bruising and swelling, as well as ensure the reshaped buttocks remains in the best shape.

You will have to avoid any physical activities for four to six weeks.

You will have a scar, which will be worse directly after the procedure. However, this will fade and become less noticeable after six to twelve months.

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Am I an ideal candidate for the procedure?

Buttock lift is ideally for people who have loose hanging skin on the lower body after experiencing dramatic weight loss. The candidate must have achieved their ideal weight and must not have fluctuating weight.

How am I going to benefit from the procedure?

The procedure gives you both functional benefits by removing massive loose skin and reducing the heaviness of the tissues as well as improves your overall appearance giving you a confidence boost.

Is a buttock lift a day procedure?

Yes. You will be given ClearSleep anaesthetic before the procedure. After the procedure, you will be able to leave once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.

You will not be able to drive home from the procedure, so please ensure you have a responsible adult to drive you home. Otherwise, we can arrange for a chauffeur to accompany you home.

What is the recovery period like?

The recovery period is typically 4 weeks following your surgery but you can go back to work within 2 weeks. We recommend you to avoid any strenuous activity until you are fully recovered.

What are the risks associated with the procedure?

The side effects are quite rare such as infection, pain, inflammation, blood loss, redness and formation of blood clots.

Will I have to wear a garment after the procedure?

You will have to wear a supportive garment for up to four weeks after surgery. This will help to speed up recovery and help with side effects such as swelling and scarring. The garment will also ensure you have the best-shaped buttock possible.

How long until I can exercise again?

You will have to avoid any strenuous exercise for the first four weeks. This will ensure you will avoid any damage to the wound.

When can I go back to work?

Generally, you will need to take two weeks off work. This will vary and may be longer if your job is physically demanding.

Will I have a scar?

As an incision is being made to remove the excess skin, you will have a scar. This will be more noticeable after the procedure. However, across the first six to twelve months, the scar will fade in size and colour.

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