Sagging, excess skin in the buttock area can occur from age or dramatic shifts in weight. Buttock lifts use artificial implants underneath or above the gluteus maximus muscle to enhance shape and size. The natural lift removes sagging and creases on the upper leg, adding to your youthful appearance. Buttock lifts help you achieve the ideal appearance for your body, and also help your body become more proportional. Body contouring is performed by removing excess skin and positioning remaining tissue to give the best possible result.
A buttock lift can improve the look of hanging, loose skin on the buttocks and upper thighs. Cellulite may also be improved through the use of the procedure. The main purpose is to give the buttocks a normal appearance that should improve the way clothes fit and reduce saggy skin. This is not a fat removing procedure. Patients are encouraged to be at or close to their ideal weight goal before having the procedure. Patients who have committed to a healthy lifestyle, abstain from smoking, and have realistic expectation about their results are the ideal candidates for this procedure.
The procedure is with a small incision usually placed so it will not show when wearing a bikini. The excess skin is taken out and the remaining tissue repositioned for the best possible results. During recovery, you should plan to have someone with you for at least the first day. Swelling should be reduced in 4-6 weeks, but the total result may take longer recovery time.
Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you, and will help you choose exactly the breast size that looks best with your body. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.