Buttock lift (also known as a ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’) is performed to help enhance the natural appearance of your buttocks by removing excess skin and soft tissue and repositioning these. It is often used in conjunction with liposuction and sometimes required alongside a thigh lift surgery. To achieve a tighter, leaner look for your legs, a buttock lift can be a highly effective solution so that you can feel confident in your body once again.
Please note: a buttock lift is not a replacement for weight loss, a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Why Should I Get a Buttock Lift and Buttock Surgery?
Those wanting to undergo a buttock lift and buttock surgery may choose so for several reasons. These may include:
- A more shapely, contoured buttock and upper thigh area
- A firmer, toned buttock and upper thigh area
- To remove excess, loose ‘sagging’ skin
- Target stubborn areas of unwanted buttock fat
- To improve the overall appearance of the lower body
Who is Suitable for the Procedure?
Although buttock lift and buttock surgery will ultimately be down to the individual patient, some people may typically be more favourable for the procedure (although you should always discuss this with your surgeon before undergoing any procedure):
- Those in good psychological and physical health
- Those who are at an ideal and healthy body weight
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of what can be achieved via surgery
- You are seeking to remove excess skin in your buttocks and thighs
- You are seeking to remove excess fat deposits and cellulite in your buttocks and thighs
- You are seeking to improve the shape and contours of your buttocks and thighs
- Those looking for long-lasting results
What Does Buttock Lift Surgery Involve?
An incision is made, often across the upper buttocks but may need to be extended onto the sides before removing any excess soft tissue and skin. The surgeon will then reposition the remaining skin and re-stitch it into its new position. Often small drains are required to help drain excess fluid post-procedure, but these drains will be removed before discharge from the hospital.
Often you will be in hospital for 2-3 days and be required to wear a tight-fitting underwear substitute to maintain the area operated on.
What Are The Risks of Buttock Surgery?
Buttock surgery and buttock uplift surgery, much like all other surgical procedures, carry a range of potential risks you should consider along with your surgeon, pre-operation. These risks may include:
- Bleeding, infection and swelling
- Blood clots
- An over-excess of skin and soft tissue removed, resulting in an unnatural appearance or tight feeling
- Persistent pain
Depending on an individual’s desire to keep post-surgery cosmesis, it is recommended to remain active, maintain a healthy diet and keep oneself around an ideal weight depending on age and size.
How Much Does Buttock Surgery Cost?
- UK private cost: privately, the average price for a buttock lift or Brazilian butt lift from a reputable clinic or surgeon can be between £6350 and £7000.
- NHS: this treatment is not usually available on the NHS, as it is considered a cosmetic treatment.