Poor tissue elasticity in the gluteal region is a common effect of aging, sun damage, weight fluctuations and genetic conditions. Loose tissue causes the skin to sag, hiding the natural gluteal contour and often causing discomfort during physical activity or long periods of sitting.
A gluteal lift is commonly performed to restore the natural contour of the gluteal region and remove excess skin and fat. The result is a smoother, more toned buttock. Incision points vary depending on skin quality, amount of excess skin to remove and overall body shape. During your consult, your surgeon will provide options that will help you realistically achieve your goals.
Note that a gluteal lift is not the same as a brazilian butt lift, where fat is added to the gluteal region. A gluteal lift will not dramatically alter the size of your buttock, although additional surgeries may be performed during the lift per your surgeon’s recommendation. Recovery time for a gluteal lift varies among individuals, but patients can expect a full recovery within 4-6 weeks after surgery.
When to consider a gluteal lift:
• Loose or sagging skin present on your buttocks
• Excess fat or skin on your buttocks cause mobility problems
• Pregnancy, aging or weight loss has resulted in excess skin below the waistline
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a gluteal lift include:
• Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
• Thigh lift
• Performed under general anesthesia
• Outpatient procedure