Butt Lift Surgery with Dr. Jugenburg
For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with drooping, sagging buttocks, or have the problem due to the natural aging process, a butt lift can dramatically improve your appearance. A butt lift can tighten and firm the butt area, while improving the overall shape and contour, providing a more youthful appearance.
During a butt lift, excess skin is removed to provide a more pleasing contour. It helps to remove large amounts of loose, hanging and sagging skin on the buttocks and the back of the upper thighs. Butt lift surgery may also improve the appearance of cellulite, returning the body to a more pleasing appearance after loss of skin elasticity due to extreme weight loss or natural changes due to aging.
Are You A Candidate for A Butt Lift?
Patients who have experienced extreme weight loss and are left with drooping, sagging skin are good candidates for butt lifts. Butt lifts offer patients smoother, toned buttocks that fill out clothing better, providing a boost in self-confidence. Additionally, candidates for butt lift often have:
- Loss of skin elasticity in the buttocks
- Excess skin or sagginess
- Crinkled thighs, or thighs that are flabby or dimpled due to cellulite or lack of exercise
- A positive outlook and realistic goals for the outcome of the surgery
- A commitment to a healthy lifestyle, with proper nutrition and fitness
- A stable weight for at least a year, with no additional weight loss expected
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for butt lift surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jugenburg.
Related Procedures to A Butt Lift
Several other procedures that often accompany a butt lift include:
- Thigh lift: Used to remove loose, flabby skin on the thighs following an extreme weight loss. Provides a better, more proportioned contour and firmer look to the thighs.
- Lower body lift: Used for patients left with thin layers of fat below the skin in the hip, thigh, abdomen and buttocks after a huge weight loss; helps remove overhanging skin that is causing painful chafing, rashes or infection.
During your consultation with Dr. Jugenburg you can discuss your options for additional procedures and determine what is best for your particular situation.
How the Surgery is Performed
The purpose of a butt lift is to remove excess skin and fat through surgical excision and liposuction. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.
During the procedure, Dr. Jugenburg makes an incision at the top of the buttocks, hips and groin or under the buttock cheeks to remove excess skin. This skin is then pulled tight. Liposuction may be used to provide additional contour to the buttock area and achieve a more balanced look. The incisions are then sutured together in layers to make sure that the skin stays tight. Drains are place, and a compression garment is applied to help reduce swelling and to tighten the skin.
There are incisions involved, which will leave scars that diminish over time. If liposuction is used, there will be additional, smaller scars that will fade and will generally not be visible after healing.
Patients recovering from butt lift surgery should be prepared to lay on their stomach as much as possible during the first two weeks following surgery, and should avoid sitting any longer than 15-20 minutes during that time.
Once the anesthesia wears off, you will probably have some pain. This can be controlled with the pain medication prescribed for you by Dr. Jugenburg. You will also have swelling and redness following the procedure. In some patients, the swelling can take weeks or even months to resolve.
It is critical that you do nothing strenuous, including lifting, for 4-6 weeks following your surgery. Butt lift surgery is quite extensive and requires several weeks of recovery. Patients can return to work or school in about two weeks, but full healing may take several months.
You will notice results immediately following the surgery, but it can take 2-3 months for the swelling to subside in order to see the full effects of the procedure.
Butt Lift Surgery FAQs
Based on a review of your medical condition, you may be required to stop taking certain medications prior to your surgery. It is also extremely important that you stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery as the act of smoking thins out the blood and will increase the risk of complications.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Jugenburg will make several incisions, and excess skin and fat will be excised. If needed, liposuction will be used to provide additional contour to the buttocks. The skin is the pulled tight and sutured, and a compression garment is applied.
Patients recovering from buttock lift surgery should lay on their stomach as much as possible for two weeks following surgery. There will be swelling and discomfort, which will be managed by the pain medicine prescribed by Dr. Jugenburg. You may return to work in about 2 weeks, but you should refrain from any vigorous exercise or activity for 6 weeks following surgery.
Final results will be visible in about 3 months following the procedure.
There will be scars from the surgery, but they will fade in time. The scars from the liposuction, if used, will be barely visible once they heal.
As with all cosmetic surgery, there are some risks involved. Risks associated with male buttock implants include excessive bleeding, infection, swelling, scar irregularities and blood clots, but they are rare. Our operating suite is state-of-the-art, and we do everything we can to minimize the risks associated with surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Jugenburg and his team have various protocols in place to prevent complications from occurring.