Most ladies dream about a perfectly shaped round and perky rear end. But for many of us, it remains a dream. There are a few lucky ladies who are genetically blessed with the perfect rear end. However, even this seems to disappear with weight gain, pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes, and so on.
This is why many women opt to have their buttocks lifted and shaped through a buttocks lift. Essentially, a buttocks lift is a cosmetic procedure in which the excess skin and fat around the buttocks are removed and repositioned to give a tighter and more toned rear end.
Often, a buttocks lift is combined with other cosmetic procedures to give an overall improved appearance to the body.
What Is a Buttocks Lift?
A buttocks lift is used when the rear end has become saggy due to sudden weight loss or when a person wants to improve how their buttocks looks in proportion with the rest of their body.
It is also performed after a liposuction for people with very low skin elasticity. In such cases, the loose skin that remains after liposuction is excised and then tightened over the buttocks to give it a more defined shape.
How to Prepare for a Buttocks Lift
One of the first steps in preparing for a buttocks lift is arranging a consultation with Dr. Carl Lentz, a board-certified plastic surgeon with ample expertise. Dr. Lentz will be happy to tell you more about the procedure and walk you through preparation. It is important to understand what changes your body will be going through.
It is important to discuss your previous medical history with Dr. Lentz. If you happen to be taking beta blockers or blood-pressure medications, ask whether the dosages of any of these medicines need to be altered. Any allergies should also be brought up during this time.
During the weeks leading up to the surgery, you will be asked to refrain from smoking if you do happen to smoke. You will also have to refrain from taking medications like aspirin or ibuprofen, as they are blood thinners and could cause complications during the surgery.
What to Expect After the Surgery
Immediately after the buttocks-lift surgery, you are likely to experience some swelling and bruising around the area. These are temporary side-effects of the surgery and will subside soon. Using ice packs as directed will help alleviate the swelling.
All instructions provided by Dr. Lentz must be followed very carefully, and medications should be taken as and when prescribed. The better you follow the instructions, the quicker and easier the recovery period will be.
The results of the surgery are visible once the swelling has gone down completely. In most cases, results are long-lasting and can be maintained with the help of a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and regular exercise.
Making an Appointment for Your Consultation
The best way to learn more about the buttocks lift is by arranging a consultation with Dr. Lentz. Schedule your consultation – contact our office today to get started!