Body contouring and reshaping are typically needed following a substantial weight loss, due to excess skin. One procedure usually performed after weight loss is a butt lift, which eliminates excess fat and sagging skin while also reshaping the lower back, hips, and waist.
Although it might seem somewhat counterintuitive, the massive weight loss that usually takes place after bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass or Lap-Band, can sometimes lead to a significant loss of volume in the buttocks. Both a butt lift and butt augmentation combined can help address this common problem. Many options are available to approved candidates who wish to restore lost volume back into their buttocks using fat flaps from the back area, fat grafting, or incorporating silicone butt implants.
If you’re happy with your weight loss as well as the positive health changes that have occurred since your achievement, it’s important to take your body a step further and shed the excess loose skin. If you’re unhappy with the way your butt looks since your weight loss, you may be a good candidate for a butt lift with augmentation to restore the eye-catching look of your derriere.
A butt lift procedure is typically performed along with a lower body lift or total body lift in many cases. Your options will be discussed during your initial visit.
Are You a Good Candidate for Butt Surgery?
You might be a good candidate for a butt lift procedure or augmentation if you stuck to your weight loss plan for a year or longer following significant weight loss. Ideally, you need to maintain a stable weight for a minimum of three to six months before surgery is approved.
Your buttocks will be examined, your entire medical history will be evaluated, and our medical team will listen to your cosmetic concerns. After the initial consultation, our team will decide if you’re healthy enough for this type of surgery and which butt augmentation is right for you if this option is possible.
How a Butt Lift Works
A butt lift is generally done under general anesthesia and will require you to spend at least one night after it’s done. It usually takes a couple of hours, but can take as long as six hours if the butt lift is combined with another procedure, such as a lower body lift.
To do the procedure, a surgical incision is made along the lower back from hip to hip. Next, the excess skin is pulled and then removed to elevate the buttocks and outer thighs.
After your procedure is finished, it’s very likely you’ll experience a bit of swelling and pain. You will be prescribed pain medications if necessary, and abdominal binders may be worn for around six weeks to decrease the swelling. After six months, the full results of the procedure should be fully visible.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in a butt lift, Thomas T. Jeneby, MD can help. At our surgi-center in San Antonio, we offer a variety of different cosmetic and aesthetic treatment options to help you get the look you want. At Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule your consultation.