One of the most common areas of the body that loses definition and shape because of age and weight loss is the buttock region. At Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center in Newark, Delaware, our plastic surgeons can perform a buttock augmentation (gluteoplasty), or a Brazilian butt lift to eliminate excess, drooping skin and tighten the area of the buttocks for a firmer, more athletic and fuller appearance.
Buttock lift surgery can help patients who are experiencing excess skin and fat in the buttockregain abetter proportioned body contour.
- Identify areas of concern and plan appropriate amount of treatment
- Routinely under general anesthesia as outpatient, or in some cases, an overnight hospital stay
- Small areas possible in office under local anesthesia
- Limit sitting and lying flat on buttock area
- Return to work within 5-7 days
- Shaping garment worn to assist with healing
A full buttock lift typically involves small incisions made at the top of the buttocks, and sometimes in the hips and groin area. Excess fat and skin is removed, and the remainder is re-sculpted and pulled taut for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Typical buttock lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, lasting three to six hours. However, under some instances, your surgeon may recommend that you stay overnight.
Gluteoplasty using fat injections is also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedure consists of taking fat from a donor site on the body and reusing the fat in the buttock. The fat can be taken from the flanks, hips, or abdomen. Fat from a donor site undergoes a purification process to remove any liquids to provide more concentrated fat for injecting the buttock. After the purification process, the fat is then injected into the desired area.
Another form of gluteoplasty or buttock augmentation uses implants to enhance size and give the buttock a more aesthetically pleasing shape. In a buttock augmentation, silicone implants are used to increase and shape the buttock. The implants are solid or semi solid to mimic the buttock, gluteus, muscle. The two most common incision sites are the crease where the buttocks meets the thigh or in the crease between the buttock cheeks.
With a buttock lift or augmentation, patient should expect some swelling and bruising. It may take several weeks before you feel completely back to normal with strenuous activities being avoided since it may take several months before the area completely heals. A compression garment is worn for about three weeks after surgery to control swelling and facilitate the healing process.
Ready For Your Next Step…
If you are considering buttock lift surgery or buttock augmentation to help accentuate the buttocks, please contact Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center for a consultation. A buttock lift may be just the procedure you are looking for to tighten the skin of the buttocks, creating a more toned, aesthetic contour.
Advanced Plastic Surgery& Nouveau Cosmetic Center located in Newark, Delaware, is convenient to Wilmington, Elkton Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey. Our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your cosmetic needs. Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and to deliver natural-looking results.
Please contact us today to learn more about buttock lift surgery or to schedule a personalized consultation. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of the procedure at your initial consultation.