Skin begins to lose its elasticity as one gets older. It can also occur if someone experiences excessive weight fluctuations or too much sun exposure. Due to loss of skin elasticity, the buttocks can look saggy and unattractive. The buttocks lift is a surgery that can tighten skin on the buttocks to enhance its appearance. You can opt for the surgery if you desire better contours or taut skin on your buttocks.
The Buttocks Lift
The buttocks lift surgery may be completed within a few hours. During a buttocks lift, you will be under general anesthesia in order to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort as a result of the procedure.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, incisions will be made. The incisions are created horizontally in the lower back region. Your doctor will remove any excess fat and skin from your buttocks using these incisions, and the remaining skin will be tightened. Your incisions will be closed using stitches and then covered with dressings.
Before the Procedure
If you want to opt for a buttocks lift, consult with Dr. Lentz to find out more about the procedure. He will conduct a physical exam and discuss your medical history with you to see if you are a good candidate for a buttocks lift. You will need to make sure that you express your aesthetic goals.
If you are a healthy individual, you can opt for buttocks lift. You will need to be at your ideal weight during the surgery for best results. If you lose weight after surgery, your buttocks may sag again due to formation of new excess skin.
Dr. Lentz will also ask you to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgery in order to ensure proper healing. To reduce the risk of bleeding, you will also need to stop taking blood-thinning medicines and supplements during this time.
After the Procedure
You will need to follow post-surgical care instructions carefully for optimum healing. You will need to wear a support garment until the healing of the buttocks is complete. This garment helps the skin tissues better conform to the new contours of the region and can help to control post-surgical swelling.
You will need to rest and avoid heavy physical activities for a time after your surgery in order to ensure that your incisions do not reopen. You may need to take some time off from work, and pain medicine and antibiotics may be prescribed.
After you have fully healed from the procedure, your buttocks will appear smoother and firmer than before. Results from buttocks lift can be permanent or long-lasting. If you do not experience excessive weight fluctuations after the surgery, your buttocks will continue to look toned.
Contact Our Office to Arrange a Consultation
With the help of Dr. Carl Lentz, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, you can get a rear end that looks toned and youthful. Contact our office to schedule your informative consultation with Dr. Lentz.