A gluteoplasty, also known as a buttock lift, is a procedure used to enhance the look and feel of a patient’s buttocks by removing excess fat and skin and re-sculpting the remaining tissues for a smoother and more youthful appearance. It is a great solution for people who want to improve the appearance of their buttocks and increase their confidence.

Candidates for a Buttock Lift

Butt lift procedures are most suited for people who have excess skin around the buttocks that sags as a result of aging, weight loss, and other outside factors. Anyone who is self conscious about the appearance of their buttocks should consider undergoing the procedure to improve the overall look of the body.

The most important thing for this procedure, is that the patient must be around their ideal weight when they opt for it. Significant weight changes can adversely affect the results of the surgery.

Ideal butt lift candidates are people who have recently given birth or lost a large amount of weight. You should also be finished having children because becoming pregnant can reverse its effects. Smokers are advised to quit for at least 6 weeks before the surgery as it could hinder healing and increase chances of complications.

Other qualifications include having realistic expectations about the results generated from the procedure and being in good health. You must inform your doctor about any health complications you’ve had in the past, including heart health, blood pressure, and more.

The Procedure

During the procedure, your surgeon may make incisions right above the buttocks, the groin, below the buttocks, or along the hips. The location of the incision depends on your needs, goals, and the technique used by the surgeon performing the procedure. When the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened to give your buttocks a more appealing look.

In some cases, liposuction might be used to get rid of excess fat. Once the procedure is complete, the drains are put in place and the incisions are dressed. Compression garments are also used to reduce swelling.


Recovering after a butt lift surgery may take several weeks. There will be minor swelling and bruising in the area, but it will disappear in time. You may also be given medication to help ease any discomfort you experience after the procedure. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on caring for yourself after the surgery. The instructions should be followed strictly to ensure a speedy recovery.

You will be advised to make arrangements with a family member or a friend to assist you with certain responsibilities for a few days so that you have enough time to relax. Refraining from strenuous physical activities is also a must.


The results obtained from a butt lift are long lasting and the post-surgical marks will be strategically hidden by your surgeon. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that you can return home the same day the procedure is performed. Achieving the best results possible requires you to follow any care instructions given to you by your surgeon.

Once you have fully healed, the appearance of your buttocks will be improved significantly. With your enhance aesthetics, you will feel happier and more secure about your appearance.

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The Advanced Plastic Surgery Center is dedicated to providing outstanding results in every patient. Contact our office to learn more the butt lift procedure and the results it can provide you.