Buttock lift procedures, known colloquially as 'bum lifts', are treatments to improve contouring and toning of bums and hips by removing excess fat and skin from the buttocks.
To improve body contouring further, buttock lifts may incorporate liposuction to remove extra fat. Patients may also choose to combine their buttock lift with a thigh lift or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve all areas of their waistline.
Buttock lift procedure
Buttock lift surgery usually requires an overnight stay at the hospital and typically takes two hours to complete.
The surgeon carries out the buttock lift by making incisions on the side of the thigh and buttocks in strategic areas, before proceeding to remove fat and skin.
If patients are planning to wear revealing clothing such as beachwear, they can discuss the best places to hide their incisions during their consultation before surgery.
Aftercare for buttock lift treatments
Patients who undergo buttock lift treatments should avoid physical exertion for three to six weeks, but will be able to return to work within one to weeks if their job is fairly sedentary.
A supportive compression bandage should be worn over the treated area for up to two weeks following a buttock lift, to help reduce bruising and swelling and to improve the tightening of skin. Mild discomfort and tightness is to be expected in the first 24 to 28 hours after treatment.