The Typical Patient

  • This is a procedure often done in both men and women.
  • Desire for a more youthful appearance of the buttock region.
  • This may involve enlargement, reduction or lift.
  • Features of a sagging, flabby buttock can be improved.
  • Also related to a flabby, loose buttock produced by too much liposuction.

Buttock Enlargement

  • Anesthesia is required and the procedure takes about two hours.
  • This is often successfully treated with fat grafting as this works extremely well in this area.
  • Fat is injected into the gluteus muscle and into the fat space. This can produce not only a higher rounder buttock, but can lift some degree of sagging buttock.
  • Silicone buttock implants can also be placed beneath the muscle through a 4 inch incision.
  • Dressings and a light compression garment are used for several weeks.
  • This can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures.
  • You can shower on the second day after surgery.
  • There is only minimal pain that is mostly gone by the second or third day and easily controlled by medications.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.
  • Minimal or no bruising is the usual.
  • Some grogginess is present which persists for several days.
  • You can resume many activities within the first week, and most by at least three weeks.
  • There are no stitches to remove.
  • Expect to be off of work for only three to seven days.

Buttock Reduction

  • Anesthesia is required and the procedure takes about one hour.
  • This almost always simply involves only liposuction. This must be done thoroughly but not overdone to produce sagging of the lower buttock. Good skin tone and elasticity are essential here.
  • Dressings and a light compression garment are used for several weeks.
  • This recovery is very rapid and mostly comfortable. You can go home in several hours.
  • This can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures.
  • You can shower on the second day after surgery.
  • There is only minimal pain that is mostly gone by the second or third day and easily controlled by medications.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.
  • Minimal or no bruising is the usual.
  • Some grogginess is present which persists for a few days.
  • You can resume many activities within the first week, and most by at least three weeks.
  • There are no stitches to remove.
  • Expect to be off of work for only three to seven days.

Buttock Lift

  • Anesthesia is required and the procedure takes about three hours.
  • This most often requires an incision to take out loose excess skin and tighten the tissues. The incision is located above the buttock hidden under the belt line across the lower back. Occasionally the incision can be hidden in the crease of the buttock.
  • Occasionally buttock lift can be achieved solely from fat injection into the gluteus muscle to round and lift the sagging areas. Fat injection can also be combined with the above procedures.
  • Drains are used which are soft and come out painlessly in two to four days.
  • Dressings and a light compression garment are used for several days.
  • Overnight stay in the hospital is suggested, followed by bedrest for 2-4 days.
  • This can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures.
  • You can shower on the third day after surgery.
  • There is only moderate pain that is slow to resolve but is mostly gone by 7-10 days and easily controlled by medications.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days then disappears slowly over the next three weeks.
  • Some bruising is the usual.
  • Some grogginess is present which persists for about a week.
  • You can resume walking the first week, and most activities by at least three weeks.
  • The stitches are removed at seven days.
  • Expect to be off of work for only one to two weeks.

The Result

  • More beautiful, balanced and proportioned contour to the buttocks.
  • More confident and comfortable in clothing, especially tight garments.
  • Lasts the rest of your life and always looks better than if you didn't do it.
  • Natural and presentable appearance in the first week that just gets better over the next three to six months.