Buttock Lift

What Is Buttock Lift?

Buttock lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in a youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. A buttocks lift is a procedure that can have dramatic results. It gives you the appearance of a tighter more attractive buttock and improves the overall shape and contour of your upper legs and thighs.

There is no other method of body contouring that can restore body and or buttock shape, skin appearance, and skin tone as effectively as a buttock lift. Other body contouring procedures may be performed separately or in the same surgical session as a buttock lift, including liposuction and tummy tuck, breast lift, or male or female breast reduction.


The butt lift can be achieved by two methods, depending on specific needs of the patient:


Buttock Lift

Removing excess skin and tightening the skin above the upper part of the buttocks will lift the buttocks. The goal of a buttock lift is to decreases the irregularities in the skin surface, leaving you with a less saggy, dimpled appearance.

Aging, pregnancy, and significant changes in weight, as well as genetic factors, may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in the sagging of the buttocks.

If your buttocks are sagging, but you do not want an augmentation, the butt is lifted by removing tissue and tightening skin. If the sag is minimal, a ‘butt wedge’ excision might be indicated. The tissue is excised at the buttock crease. This leaves a relatively unnoticeable scar at the buttock crease.

This butt lift technique cuts out tissue at the junction of lower back and buttock. This allows for a true elevation of the buttock tissues and a reshaping of the entire butt. In combination with a liposuction of the hips or thighs it can result in a dramatic reshaping of the entire backside.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The butt can also be lifted with fat injections or implants. The fat injection procedure is also referred to as the Brazilian butt lift. In addition to more volume and prominence, the fat injections give the butt more projection or lift.

If you want larger buttocks with more projection, you might be better served with a butt implant or fat injection to the buttocks. Implants or fat injections will fill out the butt and lift the buttocks.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Buttock Lift Surgery?

If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a buttock lift may be just the right thing.

The best candidates for but lift surgery are individuals who are experiencing the negative effects of aging, which is often characterized by loss of volume, elasticity and sagging skin.

A buttock lift is an ideal solution if your buttocks are low, flat, or unevenly shaped.

Additionally, a buttock lift can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as “cellulite.”

How Should You Prepare for Buttock Lift?

During your initial preoperative visit with your surgeon, we will need your complete medical history, including all of your medications, allergies and previous surgeries. You will undergo a through physical examination and blood tests. Feel free to talk to your doctor about the exact look you are hoping to achieve and any questions you have about your procedure.

If you are a smoker, you may be asked to stop smoking some time in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with additional preoperative instructions.

How Is Buttock Lift Performed?

Depending on the procedure; your surgeon will recommend the best choice for you.

Medications are given for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Butt lift may be performed using a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.

Butt lift and/or butt liposuction is a frequently performed procedure that significantly reduces excess skin and fat of the buttocks. A butt lift involves an incision along the lower back area. Once the incision is made, surgeon may utilize a liposuction device to remove the excess fat. Next, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened above the upper part of the buttocks.

Brazilian butt lift, also known as fat injections, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. The fat transfer butt lift involves extracting fat from other areas of the body via liposuction. Next, the fat is purified and re-injected into the buttocks. The process may involve a large number of injections until desired results are achieved.

What Is Recovery Like After Buttock Lift?

It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on the extent of your buttock lift surgery and your general physical condition, you may be able to return to non-strenuous work anywhere from one to three weeks after surgery. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after a few weeks. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort and swelling during this time, but such feelings are normal. Severe pain should be reported to your doctor.

Any sexual activity should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks, and your plastic surgeon may advise you to wait longer.

Your doctor will follow your progress closely and advise you as to which activities are safe during your healing process.

Will the Results of Buttock Lift Be Permanent?

Buttock lift results can be quite long lasting – but are subject to change as a result of weight gain and aging.

Are There Any Possible Complications From Buttock Lift?

When surgery is performed by a qualified surgeon, complications are rare and usually minor. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there are potential complications and risks. Your consultation is Key. Your physician will spend time discussing these with you during your scheduled consultation. Be sure to bring a list of questions or concerns with you. All patients are instructed to discuss the general surgical risks with their surgeon.

You can reduce your risks by closely following your physician’s advice both before and after surgery.

The most common risk associated with this procedure is possible absorption of the transferred fat in the weeks following surgery. While not dangerous, this occurrence would require a second insertion of fat into the buttocks. A second procedure gets satisfactory results in nearly all cases.

Rare complications include excessive bleeding or infection, wound healing problems, prolonged fluid drainage, changes in skin sensation, blood clotting or scaring. These challenges are nearly always correctable and short term.

Good communication between doctor and patient is always important. We encourage you to talk with us about all of your questions and concerns.