Buttock lift

As a result of the ageing process or severe weight loss, the skin and tissue also slacken on the buttocks. In some patients, the buttocks also show little projection due to their constitution.

In order to achieve a harmonious, youthful body silhouette, it is possible in these cases to plump up the buttocks with autologous fat (lipofilling) and/or remove excess tissue. If, in addition to excess skin, there are also fat deposits on the flanks or hips, liposuction must be combined with liposuction for an optimal aesthetic result. A buttock lift is often performed as part of a body lift combined with a tummy tuck.

Frequently asked questions:

  • When is the best time for a buttock lift?
  • How does a buttock lift work?
  • What can I expect after the operation?
  • Further questions about a buttock lift?

When is the best time for a buttock lift?

A buttock lift should be performed when patients who have lost a lot of weight have reached their target weight. Older patients who are bothered by the formation of wrinkles or patients who want to improve the contour of their buttocks.

How does a buttock lift work?

In an individual consultation, we discuss which findings are perceived as disturbing. I then explain the possible treatment steps. In your personal treatment plan, we determine whether liposuction, skin tightening, lipofilling or a combination of these procedures should be performed.

In a buttock lift with skin removal, the scar runs above the buttock crease to the flank. A buttock lift should therefore only be performed if the scar is not perceived as disturbing. Liposuction and lipofilling, on the other hand, cause only tiny scars. With all surgical techniques, a compression girdle is applied after the operation, which must be worn day and night for 6 weeks.

What can I expect after the operation?

Liposuction and lipofilling can be performed on an outpatient basis or, at the patient’s request, with an overnight stay in hospital. Only minor pain occurs, which can be treated with mild painkillers. The stitches can be removed after 2-3 weeks.

Do you have questions about a buttock lift?

If you have any further questions, please arrange a personal consultation in my practice in Cham!

Brief information

OP duration:1 to 2 hours
Stay:1 to 2 nights inpatient, in some cases outpatient
Stitching:14 to 20 days
Socially acceptable:2 to 3 days
Incapacity for work:1 to2 weeks
4 to 6 weeks for heavy work
Sport:6 weeks no sport

Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive facial and breast surgery.

  • Over 20 years of experience as a surgeon.
  • Over 12 years of experience as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic medicine.
  • Senior Consultant Plastic Surgery Lucerne since 2021.
Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer. Breast augmentation with autologous fat.

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