A butt lift is a cosmetic surgery to improve the buttocks’ appearance. It can be performed as part of a tummy tuck (band lipectomy) or a lower body lift to shape the buttocks, groin, thighs, and abdomen.

A butt lift alone will not add any volume. However, sometimes a butt lift is combined with an augmentation procedure to change the shape or size of the butt using implants or fat grafts.

During a butt lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the buttocks. The remaining skin is then moved to create a better one.

Why is a background lift necessary?

With age, the skin changes and becomes looser. Sun damage, weight fluctuations, and genetic factors can also contribute to poor skin elasticity. These factors can cause sagging of the buttocks, but also other parts of the body.

A butt lift is usually performed in combination with other body contouring procedures. A buttock lift may be considered if the patient:

  • He has lost much weight, and the weight has been stable for at least 6 to 12 months
  • He is overweight and has not been able to lose weight through physical activity and dietary changes significantly
  • She is of average weight but wants a dramatic improvement in the appearance of her lower body
  • She is of average weight, but the skin has not contracted after liposuction due to low elasticity related to aging


It should be remembered that a butt lift will not change the quality of the skin.

The Butt Lift procedure is not for everyone. Not recommended if:

  • A severe chronic illness such as heart disease or diabetes is present
  • There is a plan to lose weight
  • If the body weight is higher than 32
  • The patient smokes
  • Has an unstable mental health condition

Buttock lifts pose a variety of risks, including:

  • Accumulation of fluid under the skin (seroma). Drainage tubes left in place after surgery can help reduce the risk of seroma. The doctor may also remove the fluid using a needle and syringe after surgery.
  • Poor wound healing. Sometimes the areas along the incision line heal poorly or begin to separate. If you have trouble healing your wounds, you may be given antibiotics.
  • Buttock lift incision scars are permanent but are usually located in areas that are not easily visible.
  • Changes in skin sensation. During a buttock lift, tissue repositioning can affect superficial sensory nerves.
  • The patient will likely feel reduced sensitivity or numbness. This numbness usually subsides in the months to a year after the procedure.
  • Like any other type of major surgery, a butt lift risks bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

Before the procedure

A plastic surgeon is likely to:

  • checks the anamnesis,
  • performs a physical examination,
  • performs blood tests and examines the buttocks, skin, and lower part of the body,
  • will probably take a photo of the butt for medical records,
  • will talk about expectations and reasons,
  • explain the risks and complications.

Before the procedure, it is advisable to observe the following:

  • Quit smoking. Smoking reduces blood flow to the skin and can slow the healing process. Smoking can also significantly increase the risk of complications.
  • Avoid certain medications – aspirin, anti-inflammatory, and herbal supplements that can increase bleeding.
  • Maintain a stable weight. Ideally, maintain a durable weight for at least six to 12 months before getting a butt lift. Significant weight loss after the procedure may affect your results.