Buttock Lift is a surgical procedure that is intended to firm up loose or sagging skin from the butt area. It is often employed when an individual has shed a substantial amount of body weight and is unable to tighten the skin in that area, even by focusing his / her exercise routine on it. Curiously, Buttock Lift doesn’t seem to be a very popular operation while, currently, there is no evidence that this method is accredited by the FDA.
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How Does Butt Lift Work?
The technique necessitates incisions made under the buttock area (to prevent them from becoming easily detectable later on) and then the removal of excessive skin or fat. Occasionally, liposuction may be conducted at the same time in order to achieve a better and more symmetrical outcome. In addition, lifting the skin of a more sizable area that includes both thighs and buttock may call for extra incisions, starting from the buttock crease, continuing around the crotch and the side of the abdominal area and ending up to the flanks and over the back area. In any case, the extent of the problem and the effectiveness of the method adopted will be assessed by the surgeon on the grounds of each situation.
A Butt Lift is usually carried out under general anesthesia and takes about two to four hours to be completed. After the operation, sutures are made and a compression garment is placed on the cuts in order to minimize swelling as well as help in the firming of the skin. In general, the patient can resume his / her everyday routine the same or the next day after the operation while full recovery requires about two weeks to a month.
If performed properly, the operation leaves just barely obvious scars, which additionally fade significantly after some weeks, although never vanishing completely.
There is also the very popular option of Brazilian Butt Lift which utilizes Fat Transfer (using your own fat), in order to reshape and lift the butt area. Brazilian Butt Lift is also combined with Liposuction for optimum effect! We will publish a detailed article on Brazilian Butt Lift later in order to describe each and every aspect regarding Brazilian Butt Lift!
The main plus points of a Butt Lift include:
- Tightened skin
- Improved shape
- Reduced cellulite appearance
- Relatively fast recuperation time
- Enhanced self-confidence
Unfortunately, this method is not devoid of drawbacks, the most important of which is the actual absence of truly satisfactory results and the potential necessity for an iterative or additional procedure to correct the initial operation. (See also below.)
Areas To Be Treated
As mentioned above, a Buttock Lift operation can treat the wobbly skin of the bottom area and the glutes.
As with most surgical procedures, the main risks involve:
- Mild discomfort
- Anesthesia risks
- Fluid accumulation
In terms of the pain, the surgeon can prescribe prescription medication so as to soothe it. Also, to remove fluid, surgical drains may be needed to be put for one or two weeks.
However, except for the above possible side effects, there are some additional issues; for example, exactly due to the area treated, the patient runs the risk of stretching his / her incision as he / she sits, thus demanding small repairing visits to the doctor. Therefore, strenuous activity should be avoided, at least for the first month after the operation.
Based on the Realself.com display, an average cost of $6,425 should be expected for an operation like this, which makes this method relatively over-priced.
Butt Lift Reviews
From the users’ viewpoint, the effectiveness of that specific method can be assessed as poor; a significant amount of patients state that Buttock Lift simply did not deliver what they had expected, others claim that their bottom area ended up with inadequate or unbalanced contouring (or even undesirable flattening) while pain and suffering were also present for a considerable time period. On the other hand the testimonials on Brazilian Butt Lift are more than encouraging while 93% of patients had positive feedback on Brazilian Butt Lift.
Before and After Photos
All in all, a Buttock Lift may appear as a rational solution for people who want to get rid of the loose skin from that specific body area, provided that it would be performed exclusively by a fully trained and qualified surgeon and that the patient would not regard the operation as an alternative to losing weight. Sadly though, even on that basis, a decent final outcome in terms of contouring and appearance is not guaranteed, judging at least by the users’ testimonials. Consequently, alternative solutions like the “Brazilian Butt Lift” (a more sophisticated method which enhances the shape and size of the backside through transferring unwanted fat from other body zones to the buttocks) might be more suitable. In any case, thorough research and proper examination of other approaches to the problem should always be conducted before making your final decision.