The effects of aging often grab a hold of a person and alter the appearance of his or her body. Due to loss of skin elasticity, unwanted sagging can develop that is unflattering and annoying. One of the most common areas affected by weight loss or aging is the buttocks. Many patients complain that time and gravity have caused their buttocks to lose volume and shape. A buttock lift is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the buttocks by lifting it into a more youthful and attractive position. As demand for the buttock lift procedure increases, body contouring continues to improve in technology, paving the way for several options that are safe and effective.
Someone who is unsatisfied with the shape and/or size of their buttocks may be a good candidate for buttock augmentation. Whether you have always had a butt that is too small for your body frame, have lost volume and shape due to weight fluctuations, or have lost skin elasticity and are left with loose, sagging buttock cheeks, a buttock lift can help. It is important that patients are healthy, are non-smokers, have realistic expectations, and are undergoing the surgery for themselves.
Every patient has a different anatomy and goals, which is why the buttock lift is a personalized procedure. The technique used for buttock lift surgery will depend on the individual. The procedure can be performed along with liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits or combined with other body contouring procedures to provide optimal results.
Patients are instructed to wear a special garment to keep the buttock area compressed and secured in place. Some pain and discomfort are normal following surgery. The first two weeks, patients should avoid physical activities such as walking, running, and standing. It is important that patients stay rested and avoid putting too much pressure on the buttocks, especially sitting for a prolonged time. A pillow is recommended to provide comfort while resting on the gluteal area.
Patients will experience some residual swelling for two to eight weeks. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within 10 to 14 days for fat grafting and two to three weeks following buttock implant surgery. For the best recovery, Dr. Roussalis will provide you with further details on how to care for surgical wounds.
The results from buttock lift surgery are meant to be permanent; however, weight fluctuations and aging can have an effect on the original results from surgery. It is important that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a nutritious diet and regular exercise regimen for the best results. Overall, patients can expect to achieve more shapely, firmer buttocks that are flattering to the rest of the body contours.
To learn more about buttock lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roussalis today! He is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve beautiful, shapely buttocks. Contact us by calling 302-998-8007 or by filling out our online contact form.