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Buttocks

What is it for?

  • Improves the shape of the buttocks, correcting their sagging and improving their projection

What does it mean?

  • The buttock lift, or posterior bodylift, is a surgical procedure commonly used in previously obese patients who have lost weight (bariatric surgery), resulting in buttocks with some degree of sagging, laxity and loss of projection. The surgery involves the excision of skin of the lumbar and sacral regions (above the buttocks) that is in excess, and also of part of the fat, taking advantage of the other part to fill and project to the buttock. The scar is thus disguised within the marks of the underwear. Liposuction can complement the procedure by improving the definition of this area and the flanks.
  • The advantage of performing this procedure and abdominoplasty as two isolated procedures, compared to the circular bodylift in which everything is done at the same time, is the ability to maximize skin tension without compromising healing, thus achieving even better aesthetic results

Procedure time

  • 2h

Other procedures that can be associated

  • Liposuction, circular bodylift, abdominoplasty

Type of anaesthesia

  • General anaesthesia

Scars

  • The scar has a horizontal orientation and is located in the upper portion of the buttocks, following its slight curvature, from one side of the body to the other

Hospitalization

1 to 2 days in hospital

Recovery

  • You should avoid pressure over the area operated during the first 2-3 weeks (including sitting and sleeping) and may resume work after 2-3 weeks as long as it does not require exertion. Physical exercise resumes at 6 weeks. During this time, you should use a compressive garment specifically recommended by our team. Lymphatic drainage performed by professionals with experience in this type of procedure is a complementary technique that can be performed after 15 days

Most frequent problems and risks

  • Some swelling and bruising may be expected in the first few days, and a reduction in the sensitivity of the "stretched" skin for a few weeks to months. The most frequent problems are seroma and small healing problems, which are generally of little relevance. Rarer are hematoma and infection, excessive scarring and the presence of devitalized adipose tissue (steatonecrosis). One of the most worrisome complications is pulmonary thromboembolism, so early ambulation is important

Longevity

  • The procedure is definitive as long as there are no significant changes in weight

Buttock Lift (Posterior Bodylift)

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