The proportion and shape of buttocks give an attractive structure to an individual. People try several exercises and fitness activities to achieve shapely curves. If you are a person who has tried several exercises and fitness activities but have failed to achieve your goals, then butt lift is an appropriate option for you.
Butt lift is a specialized fat transfer technique that improves the appearance of the buttocks.
A butt lift, also known as gluteoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks. In some cases, a buttock lift is done as a part of a tummy tuck or lower body lift. As a butt lift alone cannot add volume to the buttocks, it is done in combination with an augmentation procedure for a change in the size or shape of the buttocks.
The following are the eligible candidates to undergo a buttock lift:
- People who had significant weight loss and are with a stable weight for at least six to twelve months
- Overweight people who have not been successful in losing more weight by implementing dietary changes and physical exercises
- People with normal weight whose skin does not contract post-liposuction due to reduced elasticity
- Individuals who aspire to have a drastic improvement in the appearance of their lower part of the body
PREPARATION BEFORE PROCEDURE
Initially, the doctor will review the medical history, medication, and social history of the person. A physical examination is done to analyse the buttocks, skin, and lower body. The doctor will take the pictures of buttocks for future comparison and keep them in your medical records. You need to undergo certain tests to assess your overall health for undergoing the procedure.
You will also be advised to take the following precautions before buttocks lift:
- Tell the doctor about your current medications, vitamins and mineral supplements
- Notify the doctor if you are allergic to any drug or substance
- Avoid alcohol consumption
- Quit smoking
- Do not take certain medicines, such as aspirin or any other painkillers, which may increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure
A buttock lift is an outpatient procedure, so ask someone to accompany you to drive you home after the surgery.
Butt lift is performed under general anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia sets in, an incision is made on the lower back, slightly below the waist. Then the excess skin is pulled up and is repositioned on the buttocks. Extra skin and fat are then detached from the tissues. The newly positioned skin is tightened and closed with sutures. For additional support, surgical tape and dressing bandage are placed on the incision.
Moderate pain and swelling are common for a few days, which can be managed by taking the prescribed medicines. You will be advised to walk slowly from the next day after the surgery to prevent the risk of blood clots. After a few days, you will be advised to wear a supportive garment, which helps in the prevention of fluid accumulation.
The following tips help you in faster recovery:
- Avoid certain positions that strain your incision
- Follow-up regularly to assess the outcome
- Take the prescribed medicines
- Avoid strenuous activity
- Maintain stable body weight
- Consult your doctor immediately on noticing any unusual symptoms
FACTORS AFFECTING COST
The approximate cost of a buttock lift is $7,000 - $10,000 in India. This price of buttock lift surgery is an average collected from some of the top hospitals in India.
Factors that determine the overall cost of buttock lift surgery include the following:
- Location of the hospital
- Type of hospital
- Surgeon’s fee
- Operating room per-hour cost
- Type of anaesthesia
- Hospital stay (if recommended)
- Current medical reports
- Current medications
Buttock surgery is not recommended for the following individuals:
- People who plan for a significant weight loss
- Individuals with diabetes, a heart disease, or other chronic conditions
- Individuals whose BMI is greater than 32
- People with an unstable mental health condition
- People who smoke
Yes, any alterations in weight after buttock lift can alter the results. So, it is always advised to maintain a stable weight after buttock lift surgery.
A buttock lift might have the following risks:
- Scarring that can be permanent
- Poor healing of the incision line
- Accumulation of fluid beneath the skin
- Reduced or change in skin sensation
Yes. A buttock lift carries certain side effects in which a person may experience loss of skin in the area which is treated. This might occur due to deep infection in the treated area.
No, buttock lift only improves the appearance of the butt; it does not change the skin tone.