Butt Lift | Surgical Cosmetic Treatment

About the Butt Lift

For those with sagging skin or a buttocks that lacks a desired shape even after diet and exercise, a butt lift might be appropriate. This procedure is highly customizable to achieve the goals of each patient, given they are a good candidate for surgery.

How Does a Butt Lift Work?

There are many aspects to the butt lift procedure that involve the reshaping, adding or removing fat deposits, and removal of excess skin. Areas that may be considered for surgery are the upper, center, and sides of the buttocks. An upper butt lift, for example, is an intensive procedure where underlying tissue is accessed via incision to adjust and reshape the butt. A consultation with your doctor will determine what type of butt lift procedure is best.

Local or general anesthesia may be necessary while undergoing a butt lift. Other surgeries may be performed in conjunction with a butt lift, so it’s a good time to consider other procedures as well.

Are There Side Effects?

Side effects include bruising, swelling, pain, and general discomfort as this is major surgery. A compression garment is needed to help aid in recovery, and learning to sit without putting pressure on the buttocks during recovery is essential. General recovery time is two to three weeks, though a full recovery may take up to one year.

Is a Butt Lift Right For Me?


A butt lift is not for everyone. Those who are obese or are in generally poor health may not be good candidates for surgery. But for those who are in good health and have a desire to maintain their appearance after surgery, a butt lift may be a good choice for achieving one’s goals. Since this is major surgery, it is important to consult with your physician and a skilled plastic surgeon.