The consultation with your surgeon is an opportunity to have an open discussion about what aspects of your buttocks you are unhappy with, how the condition may have arisen and the results you may be likely to achieve. The surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment. If you wish to have excess fat removed rather than excess skin, liposuction may be a more suitable procedure.
We advise that you rest for at least a week after your buttock lift procedure, and be extra careful when sitting. You will be in some pain and discomfort and will have swelling and bruising around the treated area for approximately 4 weeks.
In the case of a buttock lift, scarring is usually around the top and the sides of the buttocks. However these may be hidden by underwear and swimwear. Scarring can take around a year to fade.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether buttock lift surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat transfer and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Buttock lift surgery involves a combination of surgical techniques to reshape and lift the bottom. Excess skin is cut away, and liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. The remaining skin is then lifted by an incision at the top of the buttocks, which can help to achieve a firmer contour. Generally this operation leaves a scar along the upper buttock, but this can go down the sides if a further incision is required. If you only have a small area of excess skin at the bottom of your buttocks, the scar can usually be hidden by the buttock crease. The butt lift procedure is performed under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For buttock lift surgery you’ll normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time