A buttock lift is a cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the buttocks. It may be done as part of a tummy tuck. Or it may be done as part of a lower body lift to contour the buttocks, groin, thighs and abdomen.
During a buttock lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the buttocks. The remaining skin is then repositioned to create a more toned look.
A buttock lift alone won't add volume to the buttocks. But sometimes a buttock lift is combined with an augmentation. An augmentation alters the shape or size of the buttocks with implants or fat taken from other parts of the body.
Why it's done
With age, the skin changes and becomes looser. In addition, sun damage, changes in weight and genetic factors can make it harder for skin to spring back into place after being stretched. These factors can cause the buttocks and other parts of the body to sag.
A buttock lift is typically done in combination with other body contouring procedures. You might consider a buttock lift if you:
Have lost a large amount of weight and your weight has been stable for at least 6 to 12 months
Are overweight and haven't been able to lose a large amount of weight through physical activity and changes in your diet
Have a healthy weight but want a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your lower body
Have a healthy weight but you've had fat removed through liposuction and you have loose skin