In today’s market, a buttock lift can mean two different procedures. Traditionally, a buttock lift was performed on patients after weight loss where this buttock sagged due to excess skin and loss of volume. This meant a procedure to remove excess skin along the lower back and buttock area to raise the buttocks to the proper anatomical position. Dr. Antimarino usually combines this with a TUMMY TUCK or extended TUMMY TUCK.
More recently a Brazillian Buttock Lift also means adding fat to the buttock for a rounder, fuller shape. Fat grafting is most commonly performed on patients that have not experienced significant weight loss and the buttock position is normal. Typically, adding fat may be a possibility in a small group of patients after weight loss but typically these patients do not have enough fat elsewhere to act as a donor site.
SURGERY: Both versions of a BUTTOCK LIFT are performed under general anesthesia as outpatient procedures.
AFTER SURGERY: The traditional BUTTOCK LIFT has a 2 week down time. Most patients can resume exercise in 3 weeks. When combined with a TUMMY TUCK the down time remains the same. Typically, a patient is sent home with drains for 1-2 weeks and requires compression garments for 3-4 weeks.
The BUTTOCK LIFT involving fat grafting has a 2-3 week down time. Most patients can resume exercise in approximately 4 weeks. Patients are required to sleep on their sides and sit on a cushion for 2-3 weeks to allow for adequate healing.
To answer all of your surgical questions and for detailed discussions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.