Butt Lift Surgery
Excess, Unwanted skin is trimmed off while adjacent tissues are shifted to produce a fresher looking and attractive body curve. This surgery is not to be mistaken with a Brazilian butt lift, which adds volume to the buttocks utilizing injections of the patient’s own fat to enhance projection and produce a lifting effect.
The disadvantage of a butt lift is that it might flatten out the buttocks excessively. In this situation, a butt lift can be accomplished along with buttocks augmentation.
Who Can Benefit From a Butt Lift
It is generally carried out on individuals with a considerable amount of loose, dangling skin on the buttocks and back of the upper thighs. It could possibly enhance the appearance of cellulite. Its purpose is to restore the body to a much more normal shape after skin elasticity has been lost as a result of significant weight loss or the aging process.
While small amounts of fat could be removed along with your undesirable skin, a butt lift is not designed to get rid of large amounts of fat deposits. You need to be at or close to your ideal weight before thinking about a butt lift.
Who Is a Good Prospect for a Butt Lift
The ideal candidates for a butt lift are non-smokers who are normally in good health and maintain a steady weight, a healthy diet, and lifestyle. Also, it is necessary for the patient to possess a positive outlook and expect realistic goals regarding results.
Butt Lift - Pre-Operative Considerations
The cosmetic surgeon will normally request pre-op laboratory tests to determine your health status.
Your surgeon will require you to regulate, stop, or start taking some medications a week or two before your surgery, which may include eliminating aspirin, many anti-inflammatory drugs, and natural supplements, for a couple of weeks before surgery.
Smokers will be required to stop smoking before surgery.
Butt Lift - Risks and Complications
Risks and possible complications include:
- Bad scarring
- Excessive bleeding or hematoma
- Skin or fat necrosis (tissue death)
- Poor wound healing or wound separation
- Blood clots
- Anesthesia risks
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Persistent edema (swelling) or fluid accumulation
- Persistent pain
- Temporary or permanent change/loss of skin sensation
- Asymmetry or otherwise unsatisfactory aesthetic results requiring revision surgery
- Recurrent looseness or sagging of skin
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, shortness of breaths, unusual heartbeats, excessive bleeding, or other unusualities.
Butt Lift Procedure
How It’s Done?
Anesthesia Is Administered
You will be given medications for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Typically, general anesthesia is given so you will be sleeping and painless during the procedure.
A butt lift is often performed using a combination of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will suggest the ideal choice for you.
How Incisions Are Made
While the surgeon during the butt lift surgery will usually excise an elliptical incision of the skin on the upper area of the buttocks (within the bikini line), incision styles can vary according to factors such as the amount and location of excess skin and fat.
You and your surgeon will figure out ahead of time which incision technique is beneficial and best for you.
Excess Skin Is Removed and Remaining Skin is Repositioned
After your surgeon creates the incisions, the excess skin is surgically removed and the remaining skin is then pulled to its new position.
Incisions Are Closed
Incisions are then sutured and are commonly given extra support with surgical tape and skin adhesive (tissue glue).
Dressings or bandages are placed on the incisions, and there will be small tubes temporarily positioned under the skin to help drain any excess blood or fluid, which may cause unnecessary swelling.
Post-Op Care and Instructions
After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be monitored by our surgical staff.
Once you are awake, you will be transferred to your room. It is best that you have someone stay with you in the room for the first 24 hours.
It (butt lift) is frequently done in combination with other procedures to improve the patient’s results.
Butt Lift - Recovery and Results
Recovery and Downtime
You will be encouraged not to sit for one week following the surgery. The majority of patients are able to get back to work after two weeks, as long as they avoid prolonged sitting.
Rigorous activities must be avoided at a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks.
It is crucial that your surgical wounds are not subjected to too much pressure, nor exposed to injury within this period.
Just like every surgical procedure, it is essential to be aware that these guidelines will vary extensively depending on the patient’s individual health, the techniques used, along with varied factors encompassing the surgery.
The occurrence of severe or persistent pain has to be reported to your doctor immediately.
Seeing Your Results
Nearly all swelling should decrease within the first 4 to 6 weeks, yet the outcome will not be totally achieved until about one year following your surgery.
Your body contours have to be permanently enhanced assuming that you do not lose or gain a significant amount of weight after the surgery.
On the other hand, age and gravity will ultimately cause some decrease in firmness.
Your surgeon will make an effort to position the scar as inconspicuously as possible, so you may still be able to wear your swimwear.
Even though they are permanent, scars will look better with time, continuing to flatten and become less noticeable within 2 years time.