At a Glance
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.
Not sure if a buttock lift is right for you? A buttock lift is different from a fat transfer to buttocks, which involves a fat transfer to the buttocks to increase the size.
Flabby skin is caused by weight loss, multiple pregnancies and ageing factors. The sagginess of the skin can give you an awkward appearance. Through buttock lift surgery you can get rid of saggy skin. This body contouring surgical procedure is safe and suitable for shaping the buttock area. The right candidates for this surgery are those individuals enjoying good health, but having flabby skin in the buttock region which can occur after significant weight loss.
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.
- 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 performed under a general anaesthetic known as TIVA general anaesthesia. It will take around three hours to perform.
The procedure involves the surgeon making incisions in particular 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. Once the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is pulled over the incision, and stitches are applied to close the incisions.
A buttock lift will be performed as an outpatient surgery. You will be able to return home the same day as the surgery, once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
The minor side effects and discomforts of this surgical procedure include infection, pain, inflammation, blood loss, redness and formation of blood clots.
You can return to daily activities in around four to six weeks.
The scar marks will fade out within six to twelve months.
Apart from minor discomforts, buttock lift surgery offers outstanding body contouring results.