Dramatic weight loss, aging, and cellulite can all result in poor tone and sagging skin near the buttocks. If you have experienced significant weight loss through diet and exercise, surgery, or a recent illness and are concerned about loose skin on the buttocks, a buttocks lift is the perfect solution.
The buttocks lift improves the appearance and contours of your hips, restoring a desirable, youthful look. A buttocks-lift procedure is effective in addressing excess fat and poor skin tone in those who are unable to achieve fat reduction despite focusing on exercising and eating right.
Many people who are bothered by cellulite that creates a flabby and dimpled appearance in the hip region also benefit from a buttocks lift.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
A buttocks lift is the ideal option for those who are unable to achieve fat reduction with a fitness program and dieting or for those who have lost a considerable amount of weight and have loose, sagging skin in the buttocks and hip region.
Consulting the most competent plastic surgeon is important for understanding if you are a candidate for a buttocks lift. Your surgeon can advise you regarding your candidacy based on your overall health and skin condition.
In general, ideal buttocks-lift candidates are those who:
- Have suboptimal skin elasticity in the buttocks region due to drastic weight loss
- Are concerned about crinkled, flabby, or dimpled skin due to poor muscle tone or cellulite in the buttocks region
- Have a BMI (body mass index) of below 32
- Are non-smokers
- Are mentally and physically healthy
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- Are committed to avoiding excess weight fluctuations by maintaining a stable body weight
Buttock Lift: Preparation
The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sato. In this session, Dr. Sato will evaluate your complete medical history and your skin tone and appearance in the buttocks region. She will look into any possible allergies and discuss your medication history with you.
Dr. Sato will discuss in detail the steps involved in the procedure, the potential outcome, and the guidelines to follow before the surgery. This is also the time for you to clarify any doubts you might have regarding the procedure or the results.
Buttocks Lift: The Procedure
A buttocks lift is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure involves making an incision just below the waist to gain access to the fat and tissue underneath the skin.
Dr. Sato removes excess fat and skin and then tightens the remaining skin. The incisions are sutured closed. After the procedure, a compression garment or elastic girdle is worn to speed up healing and hold the skin in place.
The procedure is completed in two to three hours. Dr. Sato may prescribe topical scar cream, silicone sheeting, and a massage. Antibiotics and painkillers are also prescribed.
Buttocks Lift: Results
Results are instantly visible after the surgery. You will notice a dramatic improvement after two weeks when the area heals up completely. With enhanced contours and a toned and sleek appearance devoid of dimples or sagging, you can now step out with confidence.
Get the butt you’ve always wanted! You need someone experienced and knowledgeable to help you achieve optimal results. Dr. Erika Sato, a qualified double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will make sure you get optimal results that can enhance your figure. Come visit our office and schedule a consultation today!