More formally known as a belt lipectomy, a buttock lift procedure is used to remove excess and sagging buttock and thigh skin, working to improve the general appearance of your rear and produce a more toned look. There are many reasons why you may want to have a buttock lift operation, for example, if you have lost a lot of weight and have extra loose skin; if the effects of ageing and gravity are taking their toll on your behind; or maybe you are just keen to eliminate crinkled and flabby skin to help bolster your self-confidence.
What does a buttock lift procedure involve?
Normally performed under a general anaesthetic, there are numerous techniques that can be used to produce your desired results – all of these will be discussed in detail during your one to one consultation with your surgeon. The method used will depend on what will suit your body shape best as well as take into consideration how much skin and fat is due to be removed.
For a standard buttock lift, an incision will be made at the waist or just below the waist. Then, excess skin and fat are detached from the soft tissue and removed. The remaining skin will then be tightened and closed in layers.
What about my recovery?
After your surgery, you will have a sterile dressing and you will also need to wear a compression garment – this will hold the skin in to help reduce the swelling as well as encourage the natural tightening process. Swelling and bruising should be expected, although any pain or discomfort can be tackled by medication.
A full recovery will normally take between four and six months in total, although you will notice the swelling dying down after two to three weeks. We also recommend that you avoid any strenuous exercise and activity for up to three months after your operation.
What results can I expect after my surgery?
You will be able to see your new buttocks shape almost immediately, however, it will still take a few months for your final results to really develop. Although a buttocks lift doesn’t necessarily add volume or shape to your behind, it does give a sleek and toned appearance which can enhance your body contour.
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