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Buttock Lift

Buttock Lift – Description

Buttock Lift is the answer when body weight fluctuates and buttocks “fall” and get loose. Physical exercise is really helpful in most cases.

Buttock Lift – What should be done pre-operatively

Once the Plastic Surgeon has the full medical history of the patient, he should fully inform him/her about the procedure and take some photos of the area to be treated. Before surgery, the patient should note the following:

  • The patient must stop medication or formulations containing aspirin 10 days before surgery.
  • The patient must stop alcohol 7 days before surgery.
  • The patient must stop smoking 1 month before surgery.
  • It is advisable to avoid surgery during menstruation because there is a risk of bleeding

Buttock Lift – Type of anesthesia

Buttock Lift is performed with general anesthesia and one day of hospitalization is required.

Buttock Lift – Surgical technique

During Buttock Lift, loose, excess skin is removed. The plastic surgeon removes a strip of skin from the buttocks area, “raises” the skin from the muscles and pulls it up. This technique creates a youthful and sporty appearance. The duration of the surgery is 2,5 hours and the result is immediate.

Buttock Lift – Post-operative instructions

  • After surgery, the patient will feel little pain and will have difficulty sitting.
  • Any swellings and bruises resulting from surgery begin to improve after 2 weeks.
  • The scar is so thin that the patient can hide it in the underwear area.
  • Sutures are resorbable.
  • The patient will need to wear a special garment for 1 month.
  • While sleeping the best position is the left or right side.
  • The patient can return to work after 2 weeks.
  • Physical exercise is allowed after 1 month.

Preparation before surgery

  1. Photographs of the area are taken.
  2. Classical preoperative check-up includes blood tests, chest X-ray, and cardiac evaluation.
  3. 12 hours before surgery do not eat anything.
  4. 6 hours before surgery do not drink anything.
  5. On the morning of the operation do not take any medication without the anesthesiologist's approval.
  6. Alcohol should be stopped 1 week before surgery.
  7. In the case of general anesthesia, it is necessary to meet with the anesthesiologist before the surgery.
  8. Report previous anesthetic experiences, either positive or negative and inform him/her of any health problems or medication you are taking.
  9. Do not take aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements 10 days before the surgery, as they increase the possibility of bleeding during and after surgery.
  10. 3 days before the surgery and every day after washing your face or body with medicated soap, depending on the planned surgery.

General Complications after surgery

Complications in plastic surgery operations are not common but it is necessary to be aware of them at the first appointment.

  • Hematoma: A hematoma is the accumulation of blood in the wound.
  • Inflammation: To prevent inflammation, antibiotics are administered during surgery.
  • Poor wound healing: If the incision in the operated site is more prominent than expected, it can be corrected 6 months to a year after surgery with local anesthesia. In some cases, the appearance of keloids is possible where specific treatment is needed.
  • Skin necrosis: It is more likely in heavy smokers.
  • Pulmonary embolism and thrombosis.

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