Butt Lift vs. Liposuction

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If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your butt, the butt lift procedure is an excellent choice. Also called butt augmentation, the butt lift helps to contour the shape of your buttocks. Different procedures work in different ways, depending on your needs. You may have a slight lift, or incorporate excess fat and skin from other areas of your body to improve the shape of your butt during the augmentation procedure. It is likely your a better candidate for a butt  lift than liposuction, so don’t be surprised if your doctor recommended one.

About the Procedure

The butt lift procedure is done with very small incisions underneath the buttocks. By placing the incisions in this area, they are not noticeable to you or anyone else. After making the incision, the surgeon will remove the areas of the buttocks that is hanging, which is a combination of fat and excess skin in this area. Liposuction is often done at the same time of a butt lift. This is a simple, outpatient procedure done in less than four hours. General anesthesia is common for the butt lift procedure.

butt lift vs. liposuction

Candidates of Butt Lifts

Not everyone who is interested in getting a butt lift, is able to get one. You must meet certain eligibility requirements for the procedure. Because being healthy will help the healing process, the surgeon will require you do not smoke or do drugs. These acts can affect how quickly your body is able to heal and increase the risk for infections. They will also want candidates who are a healthy weight that is not fluctuating up and down. If you are currently dieting or trying to gain weight, wait until you are at a healthy weight that is stable. Butt lifts are not for those who are wanting excessive liposuction either, only minor changes in their buttocks.

Side Effects and Risks

Now that you have a better idea of good candidates for this procedure, you can decide if you want to get it based on the side effects and risks. While there are only minimal side effects, this should be addressed. Some common side effects of butt lifts include numbness, pain, and bruising. These are all temporary and gone within weeks or months. Some complications are possible, but rare. They include infection, bleeding and fluid collecting persistently.

Recovery and Results

After the butt lift procedure is done, you will need to pay close attention to proper recovery. Always do everything your doctor suggests, including taking antibiotics to prevent infection. You may not be able to sit comfortable for a little while due to the location of your incisions, so expect to lie on your side or stomach for the first week or two. Eventually, the incisions will begin to heal and you will feel normal sitting or doing your normal, physical activities. The primary recovery takes about 10 days, with the remainder of the recovery being about 2-3 months. Make sure to follow your doctor’s dietary and exercise instructions.