Is a Buttock Lift Right for You?

Is a Buttock Lift Right for You?

When it comes to buttock enhancement surgeries, there are a lot of options. If you are looking into any cosmetic surgery, it’s very important to familiarize yourself with the different options and how they differ. A buttock lift is not the same as buttock augmentation, though they are both classified under gluteoplasty. Of course, we all want that perfect behind, but even with surgery it’s necessary to pick the right procedure. If chosen incorrectly, your results will not be what you expect. Or worse yet, your surgery will become botched.

What is a Buttock Lift?

Many people are under the impression that any surgery having to do with enhancement involves implants, but this isn’t true. There is a difference between augmentation procedures and lifting procedures. Within buttock enhancement surgeries, the Brazilian butt lifts adds confusion to this misnomer as this procedure is actually an augmentation and not a lift. A buttock lift (gluteal lift) is a surgical procedure that removes the excess fat and skin around the butt and hips while moving the buttocks upward to improve its overall shape. Occasionally, with patients that have gone through immense weight loss, this is combined with a buttock flap.

Why Should You Get a Buttock Lift?

Oftentimes after weight loss or extreme hormonal changes (pregnancy and menopause), the rear end can be deflated and saggy with loose skin. This can cause a dip in self-confidence and over-all mental health. While an augmentation may be of service to the size of a deflated butt, it won’t fix the sagging, loose skin. A buttock lift aims to tighten the behind and contour the shape altogether. Even with a smaller butt, this can better help with shape and definition.

You should not expect to lose a lot of weight with this procedure (or any of the body contouring procedures) as a minimal amount of fat is removed at this time. If you have lost weight and have been able to maintain your weight for six to twelve months and you notice your behind has deflated in the process, that would make you a good candidate for a buttock lift.

During pregnancy or menopause, a woman’s body goes through a lot of hormonal changes that can affect the woman’s butt directly and no amount of exercise seems to fix it. The butt sags and the skin becomes loose. A gluteal lift can re-tighten that behind and help with the love handles that often come with hormonal shifts. This procedure can be done with other body contouring procedures, such as buttock augmentation and tummy tuck (which would be an extended tummy tuck). Set yourself up for good results by having practical expectations. Know which one is right for you and know if you want to do only one or more.

As with any surgical procedure, make sure to talk with your doctor about the risks involved with a buttock lift and choose the right surgeon for the job. This procedure requires that the patient is in overall good health, is a non-smoker, and already leading a healthy lifestyle.