A buttocks lift is considered a cosmetic surgical procedure. This technique improves the appearance of the derriere and may be done as part of a lower body lift to contour the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. This procedure by itself will not add volume, but it can be used in conjunction with augmentation to change the size or shape of the buttocks using fat grafts or implants. During this procedure, excess fat and skin can be removed. The skin remaining is repositioned, resulting in a more toned appearance.
As the body ages, the skin becomes looser and changes. Genetic factors, weight fluctuations and sun damage are all contributors to poor elasticity of the skin. This can cause numerous areas of the body to sag including the buttocks. A buttocks lift is a good option for anyone who has:
- Lost a lot of weight with a stable weight for a minimum of six months to a year.
- A normal weight but is interested in improving the appearance of the buttocks.
- A normal weight but not enough elasticity for liposuction due to age.
- An overweight body but is unable to lose enough weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
It is important to note that the skin quality of the buttocks will not change due to a lift.
Preparing for a Buttocks Lift
The process begins with a consultation to discuss several important factors. For example, your medical history will be reviewed. You need to be able to answer questions regarding both past and current medical conditions. You need to have a list of any surgeries you have had and any medications you are currently taking. If you are interested in a buttocks lift after weight loss, you will be asked about your weight loss, weight gain and diet.
Your options will be determined during a physical examination including examining your lower body, skin and buttocks and a blood test. You should be ready to explain your reasons for wanting a buttocks lift and what results you are hoping to achieve.
Is a Buttocks Lift Right for Me?
A buttocks lift could really make a difference for you. The removal of the excess fat and skin provides a more toned appearance for the buttocks. The results can last for a long time provided you maintain a stable weight after the procedure.
If you are interested in a buttocks lift, please reach out to the office of Thomas T. Jeneby, MD so your personal appointment can be scheduled. Whether you are interested in butt enhancement, breast augmentation, or another type of cosmetic surgical procedure, our team in San Antonio can help. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!