Spring is just around the corner, and we all know what that means — summer is just a few months away. You may have spent the last few months working on your body to get rid of the little bumps that developed over the holidays. Men and women alike focus on toning areas of the body that add to an attractive physique, and the buttocks are a common area of concern. If you have tried to remedy your sagging tush, try our tips, and you may be a good candidate for a buttock and thigh lift.
Why Your Derrière Looks Sad
Round, full buttocks look great thanks to a combination of muscle tone, fat distribution, and connective tissue structure. The gluteus maximus is the main muscles of your backside that give the area a toned appearance and shape. The fat in your buttocks that overlays the muscles give the area a smooth, round look. Connective tissue helps hold the fat in place. A derrière that looks sad and saggy may have too little muscle tone or fat. Poor muscle tone makes the buttocks hang lower and look flat, and fat loss causes sagging skin.
Toning Your Glutes
If you want to improve your buttocks, the first step is to incorporate some exercises into your routine that target the gluteus maximus, minimus, and medius, the three muscles that work together to give your butt shape and size. Some of our favorite butt-building exercises are:
- Cable kickbacks
- Step Ups
- Hip abduction movements
These exercises can easily be modified to your fitness level.
Lose the Fat
You need fat to give your backside an attractive shape, but too much fat gives your buttocks an uneven and flabby appearance, even if the muscles are toned. Changing your nutrition not only reduces fat on your derrière but other areas of your body as well.
If you are near your ideal weight and still have issues with your backside, you may be a good candidate for a buttock and thigh lift. The procedure removes loose skin that cannot be addressed through diet and exercise, as well as little bulges of fat.
Is Your Derrière Ready for Spring? Contact UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center.
If you need little extra help getting ready for Spring, learn more about buttock and thigh lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation and our other body contouring procedures. Contact UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Worchester and South Dennis, and you can contact us directly at (508) 334-5990.