• Buttock-Lift

Problem in general

Buttocks are the attractiveness of a body because they determine how your body will flatter your clothes. Mostly, overweight p
eople tend to have undesired buttock shape. As people get older or lose too much weight at once, the buttock may sag. Clothes no longer fit well, so people tend to hide under larger sizes and, in some cases, stop doing enjoyable activities like sunbathing along a beach.

Definition

A buttock lift procedure is not an operation for obesity. It may incorporate liposuction for optimum results. It is done through a very low on the back incision, just above the buttocks or in a buttock crease. Underwear or a bikini swimwear perfectly conceals the scar. Breast augmentation follows the same procedure but in the lower extremity.  If you are 50% above the ideal body weight, consult with our Surgical Weight Reduction Specialist.

Purpose

  • To enhance the shape and tone of buttock skin
  • To improve unevenly or imbalance between two sides of buttock
  • To get rid of excess gluteal fold
  • To look good in dress, underwear, and bikini
  • To boost self-confidence and self-image

Candidacy

  • People who have lost 10 kilograms or more, which is likely to cause sagging
  • Excessive skin and sagging of the buttock tissue with a small amount of excess fat
  • Uneven size between two sides of buttock
  • People who have undesired buttock shape
  • Individuals with excess gluteal fold

Gluteal ptosis

 

Gluteal ptosis simply means saggy buttocks. Skin ptosis is also treatable with lifting. To understand different butt lift procedures, see the modern classification of gluteal ptosis

  1. Ptosis grade I

It may seem like no ptosis has occurred yet, although we can already observe a degree of looseness (laxity) slightly under the subgluteal fold. A buttock butt lift or an implant would be enough.

  1. Ptosis Grade II

Skin ptosis is manifest, and the subgluteal fold seems to decline. Sagging comes with stretch marks and gluteal flattening. Grade II cases are handled with butt augmentation. For patients with stretch marks, an augmentation can occur with upper lift operation.

  1. Ptosis Grade III

Skin ptosis is distinct and exceeds 300. It causes significant loss of elasticity, wrinkles and stretch marks. Management is a combination of butt lift and augmentation.

PS: Consult a doctor to decide on the appropriate operation type.

Operation Technique

Buttock lift procedure may be combined with other techniques for perfect results.

  1. Upper buttock lift

Used for patients with huge sagging skin fold or lateral excess fat

  1. Lower buttock lift

It is ideal for

  • Improving long shape buttock
  • Enhancing double gluteal fold and ptosis grade II
  • Removing uneven shape of two sides of buttock
  • Creating a new line of gluteal fold
  1. C-lift technique

The C-Lift is a combination of three different procedures in one; tightening up the entire butt area. It leaves a C-shaped scar and lifts both the upper and outer area of the butt eliminating excess fat or sagging skin.

It is most suitable for older patients whose sagging is due to aging or significant weight changes.

Pre-Operation
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, smoking and supplementary 2 weeks before the operation
  • Painkillers like paracetamol are allowed
  • Take 10-14 days sick leave
  • Get a driver for the 2-week period
  • If you are hypertensive, get your pressure under 140/90 mm Hg before the operation
  • Shave all pubic hair
  • Don’t take water or food 6 hours before operation
  • Carry out a general medical checkup
  • Let the doctor know your medical history and any chronic conditions
  • Avoid the operation during menses
  • Postpone the surgery if you have an open wound
  • Avoid eating diarrhea-causing food. Postpone operation if you have diarrhea to avoid infecting the incision
  • Consult the doctor about implants 2 weeks prior, if you will need a buttock augmentation
  • Avoid tea and coffee before operation
  • Insist on prone lying after the operation
  • Shower and wear comfortable clothing
The Procedure

After taking height and weight records, delineation of the site of incision for the buttock will be done as you stand before a mirror. The patient’s anesthesia, urinary catheterization is inserted with the patient lying in a prone position. An incision is done in the buttock crease, along the underwear line. The skin is lifted down to the muscle layer, excessive peripheral fat is eliminated, extra saggy skin removed and the skin pulled upwards like a pair of stockings.

Tissues are carefully closed using numerous layers of specialized stitches. Stitches placed un-der the skin are absorbable. After liposuction, excess skin is removed. The incisions are covered with sterile dressings after which an elastic garment is put from the waist to slightly above the knees. The doctor may discharge you 4-6 hours after the operation.

Post Operation
  • Stay in bed for 2 days for recovery and convalescence for about 3-5 days (you can shower)
  • You can resume progressive activities such as sex and driving after 2 weeks
  • Recovery takes 12-14 days.
  • Wear tight bicycle pants once incisions heal to help the skin heal in position.
  • Control soreness with analgesics.
  • Eat lightly and take plenty of fruits and fluids to avoid constipation
  • A slight oozing from the incision for a day or two is normal. Call the doctor in case of excessive swellings or blood on your dressings.
  • Drainage is normal in the first several days. It’s from the fluid injected during opera
  • Walk slightly during the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous activities in the first 3 days.
  • Vigorous exercises should wait till 6 weeks
  • The doctor will remove the dressings and evaluate wounds after 2-3 days
  • Go for a visit 10-12 days after surgery. Incisions will be checked for proper healing
  • Your buttocks will feel “tight” and will be swollen. Swellings will go after 6 weeks
  • After 2 weeks the scars will be very red but will begin fading 2-3 months
  • Scars will take12-18 months to disappear.
Risk Factors
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Implant rupture
  • Implant migration
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Exposure of the incisions