Under the influence of gravity and frequent oscillations of bodyweight, the buttock may become loose, muscles lose their firmness and the skin starts to sag. In these cases, a lift of the buttocks can achieve satisfying appearance improvements.

Synonyms: Butt lift, Butt augmentation, Gluteoplasty

Who is a candidate?

Persons who have a flat, saggy rearend, from aging or weight loss.

What does the procedure look like?

An incision in the subgluteal fold skin is made. Subcutaneous tissue is accessed through that incision, excess fat is removed if necessary, and muscles are tightened. The skin is finally pulled and tightened, with the excess removed. Sutures are placed along the line of the incision, hidden in the subgluteal fold.

Type of anesthesia

Local with sedation or general.

Post op

Moderate amount of swelling and bruising are present after this procedure. Strict bed rest is necessary for the first 3 days, and a moderate bed rest for another 7 days. No sitting on the behind is allowed, none at all for the first 7 days, careful sitting in the second week, and normal sitting after 3 weeks.

Care and treatment after the procedure?

Skin should be kept moist after the sutures are removed by using moisturizing products.

Scars should be treated by scar reducing products.

Possible post op complications

Skin infection, haematooma, wound dehiscence in case of too much activity after the procedure.


Results are visible right after the swelling subsides. Balanced and healthy nutrition, and regular exercise provide the maintaining of the results.

Experience at ORS Plastic Surgery

This is a rare intervention.

We had no complications in our practice.

Frequently asked questions

How long does the procedure last?

It takes form an hour and a half to two hours.

How many days off-work?

Usually 10 to 15 days.

How long is the hospital stay?

The stay is 2 to 3 days.

Is there a best period of the year for this procedure?

Any time of the year is fine, flu season should be avoided if possible.

Does it hurt after the intervention?

There is a moderate amount of pain on the first day. It’s resolved by using pain killers.Patients feel discomfort and tightness during motion in the first 3 days.