What is a buttock lift?
A buttock lift, or butt lift, is the surgical lifting and tightening of the skin of the buttocks. Most people have a buttock lift for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of the buttocks. A buttock lift involves removing excess skin and repositioning tissues to lift and shape the buttocks.
A buttock lift is a common but major surgery that has risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options. Consider getting a second opinion about all your treatment choices before having a buttock lift.
Other procedures that may be performed
Your doctor may recommend other procedures in addition to a bullock life to enhance the appearance of your buttocks or other areas. This is common for sagging or loose skin that results from significant weight loss. Other procedures may include:
- Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, to remove excess skin from the stomach area
- Belt lipectomy, or body lift, to remove loose, hanging skin from the waist down. This often includes a buttock lift.
- Breast surgery to lift sagging breasts
- Buttock augmentation, sometimes called a Brazilian butt lift, using implants or fat injections to add fullness and roundness to the buttocks
- Facial plastic surgeries, such as facelift, neck lift, or brow lift, to tighten sagging skin and create a more youthful appearance
- Liposuction to remove excess fat
- Thigh or arm lift to remove sagging skin on the thighs and arms
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