Buttock Lift

A buttock lift is a surgical procedure that is done to remove excess fat and skin on the buttocks and reshape them into a more aesthetically pleasing form.

A buttock lift is major surgery. An incision is made about where the lower back and upper buttocks meet, and excess skin and fat are removed. The skin of the buttocks is then lifted upward, and the incision is sutured closed. Depending on how much fat and skin must be removed, the incision may be more than a foot long and reach around the hips toward the front of the body. This incision will be hidden by clothing, possibly including a bathing suit bottom, but it will be visible when naked.

A surgical butt lift may be especially beneficial after losing an extremely large amount of weight, for example, after weight-loss surgery, stomach-stapling or a lap band procedure. It is usually done strictly for cosmetic reasons, but can be done for medical reasons if excessive loose skin on the buttocks hangs in folds and causes rashes or infections in folds of the skin.

A buttock lift may be combined with a tummy tuck and a thigh lift into a procedure that is also called a body lift, or it can be combined with liposuction. When it is combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), the incision runs completely around the body and is sometimes called a circumferential or belt lipectomy. This can be very beneficial if there is a lot of loose skin, but it is also very extensive surgery and may require one or two nights in the hospital and a lengthy recovery period.

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