Excess skin and fat in the buttock area can add bulk and frustrate your efforts to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted body through weight loss. A popular procedure and one of our specialties at U Mass, the butt lift involves removing skin and fat through liposuction and surgical excision. It should not be confused with a “Brazilian” butt lift, which adds volume using fat transfer. Our patients undergo successful butt lift surgery and are pleased with how it drastically improves the look of their gluteal area.
If you have loose, sagging skin and extra fat in your buttocks; if you have recently experienced dramatic weight loss and your weight is stable; if pregnancy or aging have left you with loose skin below your waistline; if you are self-conscious about your buttocks; if excess skin and fat make you uncomfortable or cause mobility problems; if you are in good health, do not smoke and have realistic expectations, you would be a good candidate for a butt lift.
As with any major surgical procedure, there are pros and cons.
- On the pro side, the results of a butt lift are long-lasting, your buttock area will look smoother and more toned, and any discomfort caused by excess skin will be alleviated.
- On the con side, a full recovery could take several months, future fluctuations in your weight could affect the results, and a butt lift could result in a loss of buttock volume.
Some other considerations: Incisions for a butt lift may include a large incision on the top of the butt, in the back, or hidden underneath the butt by the crease. If liposuction is involved, there will be smaller scars that will fade and will be mostly unnoticeable. For optimal results, any form of body contouring, including a butt lift, should not be done for at least two years following the start of any massive weight-loss program.
We welcome your questions about this procedure and would love to discuss it with you. Please call us for a consultation appointment with one of our surgeons: (508) 334-5990.