Loss of skin elasticity in the buttock and upper outer thigh is a problem that can be seen with increasing age or after significant weight loss. It is very common after massive weight loss following bariatric surgery. Patients with collagen-elastic disease states may also have abnormal laxity in the perigluteal region.
The primary method to tighten the skin of the perigluteal regions by lifting and excising redundant tissue is called a Butt Lift. The most common way this is performed is by an incision that extends across the entire lower back from hipbone to hipbone. This technique allows for removal of excess skin and fat below this level while simultaneously lifting the sagging tissues in the lower buttocks and upper outer thigh.
- Improved contour and aesthetic appearance of the buttock and upper outer thigh.
- Decreased skin laxity of the perigluteal skin.
Recuperation & Healing
- Bruising and swelling are normal and may take several weeks to resolve.
- Your lifestyle may be impeded in terms of mobility, bathroom use and choice of clothing until the healing process is complete. You may have drains in for several weeks.
- The scar will take 8 -12 months to look its best.
* Information courtesy of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.<< Back Next >>