A buttock or ‘bum lift’ is surgery undertaken to remove excess skin from the buttocks which firms and tightens them. This will result in a higher, toned set of buttocks which will greatly enhance your appearance.
A buttock lift can treat cellulite, stretch marks following childbirth and poor quality skin in general. The best candidates for buttock lift surgery are those who have poor skin tone in the buttock area. This is characterised by loose or excess skin, stretch marks and cellulite.
The buttock lifting is done under general anaesthesia. The incisions are strategically placed at the waistline or somewhat below depending on personal preference so that you can wear most swim wear. his surgery can be performed with other cosmetic procedures such as thigh lift and abdominoplasty or in conjunction with liposuction.
This surgery can also be undertaken on your inner thighs which are equally prone to sagging and poor skin tone. The buttocks can also be enhanced by implantation.
This is called ‘gluteal augmentation’ and involves the surgeon inserting silicone implants underneath, or on top of the buttock muscles. The operation usually takes around 2 hours .
Bruising and swelling is present for ten to fourteen days after buttock lift. You will also wear a supportive compression bandage over the area to help with the reduction of swelling and tightening of skin. Most patients are on their feet in a couple of days..