What Is Buttock Lift Surgery?
Buttock lift surgery is a fairly new procedure in the larger world of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Costing around $4,000 in the US, a buttock lift can be carried out as part of a more thorough body lift, or as a single procedure, to repair sagging or overlarge buttocks. Buttock lift surgery can be carried out on outpatients in a two-hour operation, but for healthcare reasons, an overnight stay in hospital may be required.
Buttock Lift Surgery
Buttock lift surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia and is determined by the surgeon’s prior healthcare assessment of the patient’s condition. In general, most patients prefer liposuction to a buttock lift as the buttock lift necessarily causes scarring. Buttock lift surgery involves cutting away the thick underlying layer of fat at the junction of the buttocks and lower back. Draining tubes are placed at the site of incision to drain fluid. The remaining skin is stretched and stitched tight. The buttock is, thus, reshaped and reduced in size.
Pre-buttock Lift Healthcare
The plastic surgeon undertaking the buttock lift procedure will advise against smoking and drinking in the weeks prior to the operation, as these delay the healing process. Patients are also advised to avoid aspirin, which thins the blood and delays clotting, and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Motrin® or Advil®, for two weeks prior to treatment.
Post-surgery healthcare is vital. The patient can expect to experience tightness of the skin and mild swelling for two to three days. As with any surgical procedure, a reaction to anesthesia, infection, bleeding, and nerve damage are some commonly occurring complications. These are easily treated by the surgeon and normal life can usually be fully resumed within one month.