Buttock lifts are designed to improve contour of the buttocks, resulting in a more youthful and perky derrière. This procedure is not intended to increase the size of the buttocks, rather improve the overall body profile. This procedure is not a substitute for weight loss.
During this procedure, incisions are placed above the buttocks and excess skin and fat are removed using liposuction.
Good Candidates: Adults of any age and gender who are close to the ideal weight for their body type and size. Patients should be moderately fit, have good muscle tone, be a healthy, non-smoker and not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that would impair healing. It is important to have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind.
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of procedure: This procedure takes approximately 2 hours but times may vary from patient to patient depending on several factors.
Length of stay: Typically the patient will go home same day
Discomfort: Swelling, soreness and bruising can last several weeks and may take up to 3 months to resolve completely. Pain level may be mild to moderate and controlled with pain medications but will vary from patient to patient.
Recovery: The patient will be required to limit physical activity, specifically use of the lower extremities to avoid stressing internal sutures as they heal. It is very important to precisely follow post-op instructions given by Dr. Patrick Swier to ensure proper healing and exceptional results. Patients are typically able to go back to work 1-3 weeks after surgery.
Final result: Improvement can be seen immediately but final results after the healing process can take 2 – 4 months.
Duration of results: Results will be long lasting as long as the patient follows all post-op instructions, maintains a healthy lifestyle, remains moderately active and substantial weight-gain does not occur.