Length of Surgery
$8,500 Plus HST
Summary of Surgery:
Buttock Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the buttock and upper thigh region. This surgery also utilizes the patient's natural drooping tissue to re-establish the natural curvature and contours of the buttock region.
Type of Anesthesia:
2 weeks off from work
4-6 weeks before resuming physical activity
What is a Buttock Lift?
A drooping and/or sagging of the buttock region can result as a result of fluctuations in weight and through the natural aging process. A buttock lift is a cosmetic surgery that utilizes that patient’s natural drooping tissue and raises this drooping tissue in the buttock and upper thigh region. By tightening and removing any sagging or excess skin and fat, the natural curvature and contours of the buttock region is re-establish, giving patient’s a tighter and more firm contour in the buttock region.
Candidates for a buttocks lift are patient’s who are in overall good health and have not had previous complications from other surgical procedures or anesthesia. If patients have undergone significant weight lost, candidates should have a stable weight and demonstrate that they can maintain a stable weight before the surgery. This surgery is beneficial for patients who are at their optimal weight and do not intend to lose additional weight.
Finally, most good candidates usually have one of the following:
Loss of skin elasticity in the buttocks.
Excessive or sagging skin in the buttocks.
Dimpled or wrinkled skin caused by cellulite.
Buttocks lift surgery is performed while you are sleeping, under general anesthesia. During the procedure, an incision is made across the top of the buttocks through which excess skin and fat is removed. As with all cosmetic surgical procedures performed by Dr. Chivers, great care is taken to make the incision scar as minimal as possible, often hiding the scar in skin folds and creases. The skin is pulled tight, bringing the sagging tissue upwards and liposuction is utilized to give the region a smoother and balanced contour. The incision is then suture together in several layers to reinforce the tight closure and compression garments are applied to ensure that the tissue heals appropriately and ensuring the best aesthetic results.
Buttock Lift vs. Brazilian Butt Lift vs Buttock Augmentation?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure where fat is take from other areas of the patient’s body and processed to be placed back into the buttock region. A combination of gravity, and natural aging process often causes a sagging an flattening of the upper polls of individuals buttocks and this procedure adds volume, often in the upper poles, to create a rounder appearance.
Buttock Augmentation is an alternative for patient’s who would like to enhance the size of the buttock with the use of implants, like breast augmentation surgery.
Due to the extensive nature of this procedure, the recovery time is generally a little longer. Patients who have undergone buttock lift surgery will be unable to bend forward during the first weeks of recovery. This will greatly limit your ability to engage in most activities and make it impossible to return to work for about two weeks.
Strenuous activities should be avoided for another month and swelling can be expected to last for a few months. Moderate pain is also common during the recovery period, which can be adequately controlled with pain medication. If you have any questions or difficulties during the recovery process, staff at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre will provide any assistance you need.
Post-Operative Instructions at a Glance
Pain medication and antibiotics are prescribed for the first week following surgery. Post-operative pain is typically mild to moderate.
Tensors are applied immediately after surgery and are typically changed the day after surgery and at 1 week.
Incisions are to be kept dry for the first 48 hours after surgery. Patients can shower after that.
Patients are able to walk the day after surgery.
Drains inserted during the procedure are painlessly removed at their 1 week follow-up.
Patients are able to return to light duties at work typically after 2 weeks.
Ends of dissolving sutures are trimmed at 2 weeks.
Patients are able to resume full activities and to exercise after 6 weeks.
Immersion of incisions in baths, hot tubs, pools, oceans should be avoided for 2 weeks or until their sutures are removed.
Brazilian Butt Lift is a complementary or alternative surgery to a buttock lift. As a buttocks lift does not restore or enhance buttocks volume, some patient’s may actually benefit from adding volume to the buttock region. A Brazilian Butt lift utilizes the patient’s own fat from other areas of the body to be deposited into the upper poles of the buttock, creating a rounder more fuller appearance.
Just like the excess skin in your arms and legs, excess skin and fat often develops in the abdomen region after weight loss. Revision in the abdominal area with an abdominoplasty or a panniculectomy can slim down the extra tissue in your midsection. Click on the links below to learn more about each type of surgery or book an appointment with us to see which type of surgery is suitable for your needs.
Abdominoplasty is also know as a tummy tuck procedure which helps patients slim down the waste line by removing any excess skin, tightening their abdominal musculature, and to re-position the belly button to create a slimmer feel.
Panniculectomy is an OHIP covered procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat at the lower front edge of the abdomen. Many patient’s experience an overhang of skin after massive weight loss causing maceration, irritation and infections and the goal of this surgery is to address these health concerns.
However, at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre, addressing your health concerns and creating a cosmetically satisfying appearance is our goal. Thus, cosmetic surgical techniques and liposuction, which is not covered by OHIP, are typically used to help patients achieve their aesthetic outcomes.