Aesthetic tendencies in recent years have seen greater attention been given to areas of our body that were previously disregarded. If you have been left with loose or shapeless skin around your bottom and thighs after losing a large amount of weight, a buttock lift could help to give you a smoother, more trim looking figure.
Buttock lift (gluteoplasty) is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and loose skin in the buttock area and may be combined with liposuction to further improve body contour.
There are several different procedures that can be used to improve the buttock shape and appearance. The buttock can be lifted through surgical incisions and suturing, reshaped with liposuction, added to with buttock implants or fat, or a combination of any of the above can be used. Your choice of treatment will depend on what shape your body is and what your specific goals may be.
A buttock lift is the most complicated procedure of those mentioned above and is generally reserved for patients who have large amounts of loose or sagging skin around the buttocks that needs to be removed in order to reshape the bottom.
Am I a Candidate for Buttock Lift Surgery
A consultation with our medical team at Secret Surgery Ltd will be necessary to truly answer your question.
You may be a suitable candidate for buttock lift if you have:
Poor skin tone in the buttock area – characterised by loose or excess skin, stretch marks and cellulite
You are physically and emotionally healthy
You are a non-smoker
You have realistic expectations for what buttock lift surgery can accomplish for you
Certain medical conditions and medications may affect whether you are a suitable candidate for buttock lift surgery.
Preparing for Buttock Lift Surgery
At Secret Surgery Ltd, preparation is a fundamental part our patient pathway. We strive to ensure that your health and well being needs are met throughout your experience with our dedicated team of professionals.
Your Secret Surgery medical team and surgeon will give you a set of guidelines to follow which is standard protocol before any type of cosmetic surgery. These guidelines are meant to benefit you and to ensure that you get the very best from your procedure.
These will include advice on stopping smoking (if you smoke) taking or avoiding certain medications (prescription and over the counter) and what to bring with you on the day of your procedure.
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your cosmetic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure that you will undergo and any potential risks, complications and side effects associated with buttock lift cosmetic surgery.
You will also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:
Post-operative care and follow-up instructions
Buttock lift Surgery Procedure Steps
The buttock lift procedure involves cutting the skin high up on the side of the thigh and buttocks, removing excess fat and trimming away the excess skin. Liposuction and implants may also be used to create the results the patient desires. The scars are strategically placed at the waistline or below to minimize their appearance while wearing swimwear or underwear.
The buttock lift operation takes two to five hours to perform under general anesthetic and normally involves an overnight stay. If it is combined with other procedures you will spend more time in theatre. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss this fully with you in your consultation.
Buttock Lift Surgery Recovery and Healing Steps
Swelling and bruising will be present for ten to fourteen days after the buttock lift, and discomfort and tightness in the buttock area is common for the first 24 to 48 hours. You will wear a supportive compression bandage over the area to help with the reduction of swelling and tightening of skin.
During your stay in Poland, Your medical team will advise you of the following;
How to care for the incision sites following surgery, and the importance to cleanse the incision sites and apply any ointment as directed
Medications to apply or to take orally to reduce the risk of infection
Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health
You will be seen daily by medical staff during your stay in Poland, to ensure that your recovery and healing proceed in optimum standards.
A return to light and normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery, however initial wound healing may take between 5 to 10 days at which time your sutures will be removed, your surgeon will advise you when your sutures will be removed.
Most patients are back to work within a week or two. Vigorous physical activity should be avoided for about three to six weeks. It is important to stay as mobile as possible during the buttock lift recovery time to promote good circulation and effective healing.
Please note recovery and healing times vary from patient to patient.
Buttock Lift Side Effects and Surgery Risks
The decision to have buttock lift surgery is an exceptionally personal one and you will have to decide if the surgery will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with your cosmetic surgeon in Poland who is medically qualified to answer your questions.
Buttock Lift Results
The results of your buttock lift will initially be obscured by swelling, which may take three to four months to disappear. Your final gluteoplasty results will then begin to emerge.
Over time post-surgical swelling will subside and resolve, and incision lines will gradually refine in appearance. Patients experience an immediate satisfaction at their results, and experience fulfilment in self-confidence and personal body image in achieving their goal for an improved profile.