What is a buttock lift?
A buttock lift, or butt lift, is the surgical lifting and tightening of the skin of the buttocks. Most people have a buttock lift for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of the buttocks. A buttock lift involves removing excess skin and repositioning tissues to lift and shape the buttocks.
A buttock lift is a common but major surgery that has risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options. Consider getting a second opinion about all your treatment choices before having a buttock lift.
Other procedures that may be performed
Your doctor may recommend other procedures in addition to a bullock life to enhance the appearance of your buttocks or other areas. This is common for sagging or loose skin that results from significant weight loss. Other procedures may include:
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, to remove excess skin from the stomach area
Belt lipectomy, or body lift, to remove loose, hanging skin from the waist down. This often includes a buttock lift.
Breast surgery to lift sagging breasts
Buttock augmentation, sometimes called a Brazilian butt lift, using implants or fat injections to add fullness and roundness to the buttocks
Facial plastic surgeries, such as facelift, neck lift, or brow lift, to tighten sagging skin and create a more youthful appearance
Liposuction to remove excess fat
Thigh or arm lift to remove sagging skin on the thighs and arms
Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced
or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use
of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.
- Body Lift. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/body-lift.html?sub=Beauty%20for%20life.
- Buttock Lift. Cleveland Clinic. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/cosmetic-plastic-surgery/procedures/body-contouring/buttock-lift.aspx.
- Thigh/Buttock Lift. Palo Alto Medical Foundation. http://www.pamf.org/cosmeticsurgery/procedures/thighbutt_lift.html.
- Buttocks Lift (Gluteoplasty). Cooper University Health Care. http://www.cooperhealth.org/treatments/buttocks-lift-gluteoplasty.
- Butt Lift Procedure. Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/Butt-lift.php.
- Gluteoplasty-Butt Lift. Gluteoplasty.org
- Buttock Lift. Armando Soto, MD, FACS. http://www.drarmandosoto.com/buttock-lift.html.