As we experience fluctuations in weight and get older, our buttocks also experience changes. Sagging skin, wrinkles or excess fat in this area frequently occur. If you are displeased with the way your buttocks look and are within the Greater Toronto Area, a buttocks lift from Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre may be an excellent option for you to help create or restore the look you want.
A buttocks lift is a cosmetic surgery to improve and/or remove excess, sagging buttock and thigh skin that has developed as a result of weight loss or loss of elasticity secondary to aging or other genetic factors. The skin over the buttocks is raised and tightened to make the buttocks appear less saggy, dimpled or wrinkled.
As with any surgery, good candidates for a buttocks lift are in overall good health and have not had previous complications from other surgical procedures or anesthesia. Additionally, candidates should have a stable weight and be able to maintain a stable weight after the surgery. Finally, most good candidates usually have one of the following:
Because the buttocks are close to the thighs, it isn’t uncommon that a thigh lift is actually the preferable surgery or would be a good complementary procedure. If this is the case, Dr. Chivers will advise you during the initial consultation.
Additionally, a buttocks lift does not restore or enhance buttocks volume.
Fat transfer may be required to achieve this. However, it is often performed as a separate procedure also to ensure a proper contour and minimize complications.
Buttocks lift surgery is performed under a general anesthesia. During the procedure, an incision is made across the top of the buttocks through which excess skin is then removed. As with all cosmetic surgical procedures performed by Dr. Chivers, great care is taken to make the incision scar as invisible as possible.
Follow-up instructions at a glance:
Due to the extensive nature of this procedure, the recovery time is generally a little longer. Patients who have undergone buttock lift surgery will be unable to bend forward during the first weeks of recovery. This will greatly limit your ability to engage in most activities and make it impossible to return to work for about two weeks.
Strenuous activities should be avoided for another month and swelling can be expected to last for a few months. Moderate pain is also common during the recovery period, which can be adequately controlled with pain medication. If you have any questions or difficulties during the recovery process, staff at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre will provide any assistance you need.
If you live within the Greater Toronto Area and are interested in buttocks lift surgery, simply contact the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Chivers to find out more and determine whether this is the right surgical option for you.