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Butt Lift in Thailand

A conventional butt lift targets loose skin and excess fat in the thighs and the buttocks. The main goal is to smooth and tighten the skin for an improved appearance of the buttocks.


A butt lift (gluteoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the buttocks. The procedure involves removing wrinkles and excess skin by lifting as well as tightening the subcutaneous tissue in order to give the buttocks a firmer shape.

A butt lift alone won’t add any volume to the buttocks. It can, however, be combined with an augmentation procedure to alter the shape or size of the buttocks with implants. A butt lift may also be combined with liposuction or a lower body lift for further contouring of the buttocks, abdomen, and thighs.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for a Butt Lift?

Good candidates for butt lift surgery are people with excess loose skin and fat deposits in the buttocks. This may be due to skin losing its elasticity with age or significant weight loss as a result of lifestyle changes/weight loss surgery.

Although the majority of patients are women, there is no reason why men can’t enjoy the benefits of a butt lift as well. You should also be in good general health and at or near your ideal weight and committed to a healthy lifestyle.


Butt lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.  The procedure can be done in two ways:


The Upper Butt Lift

The surgery begins with one long horizontal incision above the buttocks from hip to hip. This will allow the surgeon to gain access to excess fat and tissue that needs to be repositioned or removed. Loose skin is then pulled over the incision to lift up the buttocks. Surgical drains are typically placed under the wound to drain any excess blood or fluid. Finally, the incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches. Liposuction may also be performed if necessary.

The Lower Butt Lift

The lower butt lift is ideal for people with mild to moderate sagging in the butt, and is great for targeting fat rolls below the buttocks (also known as banana rolls) that can be visible under clothing. The surgery involves making horizontal incisions below the buttocks in the gluteal fold. The surgeon will then remove excess skin and adipose tissue as well as lifting the bottom crease of the butt upwards. Although the incisions will leave some scars, these remain hidden in the buttocks creases and will become lighter over time on their own.

Both procedures typically take between 1.5-2.5 hours to perform. You will need to spend one or two nights in the hospital for observation.

Before & After

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions to help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • Have someone drive you home after surgery.
  • Do not eat or drink anything from midnight the night before surgery.
  • Plan to take 1 week off work and your normal activities.


  • After surgery, the incision will be covered with a surgical dressing. Do not remove it until your doctor tells you it’s okay to do so.
  • One or more surgical drains are typically placed under the wound and close to the incision line to prevent fluid build-up; these may be left in place for several weeks after surgery. You’ll be shown how to empty and care for your drains.
  • It is important to start walking around as soon as possible after the operation to help prevent the formation of blood clots.
  • Moderate pain is normal post-surgery; this will initially be controlled by intravenous pain medication.
  • Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic as well as additional medication to prevent blood clots.
  • A few days after surgery, you’ll be fitted with a supportive garment to wear for the next few weeks. This will help prevent fluid build-up and provide support while you heal.
  • Take care when moving around for the first few months and avoid positions that strain the incision to prevent the reopening of the wound. Follow all instructions provided by your surgeon.
  • In addition, follow-up visits with your doctor will be needed.