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Buttock Lift in Birmingham AL

Remove Excess Tissue from the Buttocks

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Sagging of the buttocks due to poor tissue elasticity can be caused by aging, pregnancy, significant weight loss and heredity. Dieting and exercise can only go so far in addressing this condition, which may persist despite our best efforts.

A Buttock Lift, or gluteal lift, surgically removes excess skin and fat from the buttocks, while improving the shape and tone of the underlying tissue. Buttock lifts in Birmingham, Alabama can help you achieve your goal of seeing smoother, firmer and more pleasing lower body contours with long-lasting results.

Buttock lifts are sometimes included as part of a lower body lift at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery. This procedure can give your body a more comprehensive improvement and a more well-balanced shape by removing sagging skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.

Buttock Lift Candidates

In general, buttock lift candidates include:

Buttock lifts are not intended to add volume to the buttocks. Patients who desire a perkier rear end with more fullness, roundness and projection may consider the Brazilian butt lift or buttock implants.

Your Buttock Lift Consultation

During your buttock lift consultation, be prepared to discuss:

Your buttock lift surgeon will also:

Buttock Lift Risks and Safety

Each patient must decide if the benefits of a buttock lift will achieve their goals, and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. The risks of a buttock lift include:

The risks of a buttock lift will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all of your concerns about risks with your plastic surgeon. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure.

Preparing for a Buttock Lift

In preparing for a buttock lift, you may be asked to:

Buttock lifts are performed at our accredited Outpatient Surgery Facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for at least the first night.

Buttock Lift Procedure

The choices for anesthesia administered during your buttock lift include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Buttock lifts may require extensive incisions. The length and pattern of the incisions depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.

One common gluteal lift technique of uses an incision just below the waist line combined with an abdominoplasty incision. Liposuction may be used for improved contouring.

Another technique uses an incision just below the buttocks, placed in the crease between the buttocks and the upper thigh. The excess skin and tissue is then removed, resulting in a more defined crease. This procedure sometimes smooths the skin of the back of the upper leg.

Deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

Buttock Lift Recovery

After your buttock lift procedure, dressings/bandages will be applied to the incisions. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that collects. You will be taken into the recovery area to be closely monitored and may be permitted to go home after a few hours.

You will be instructed to wear a support garment around-the-clock following your buttock lift. Your surgeon will tell you how long you need to wear the garment and if there are any other garments you may have to wear during your recovery.

Your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself after surgery. Following these instructions is essential to the success of your buttock lift. The instructions may include:

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience shortness of breath, chest pains or unusual heartbeats after going home. You may require hospitalization and additional treatment if any of these complications occur.

The surgical incisions should not be subjected to excessive force, motion, swelling or abrasion during the time of healing.

Buttock Lift Results

The results of a butt lift are visible almost immediately. However, it will take some time for the final results to fully develop. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery.

The tissues will settle a little within the first 3 to 6 months, and scarring can take up to 2 years to fade to its mature level. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long-lasting provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your initial improvement should remain.

Although good results are expected from your buttock lift, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

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Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

A Buttock Lift removes sagging skin and fat from the buttocks to reveal smoother, more pleasing body contours.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
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* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

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Questions About Body Contouring?

Please contact Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery today to learn more about achieving a more attractive contours with a Buttock Lift in Birmingham, Alabama.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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