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28 January 2021

Ali Özdemir

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Butt Lift Surgery

Butt Lift Surgery

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  • What is butt lift surgery?
  • Butt lift surgery is the surgery performed in order to make the butt more upright and fuller. The purpose of this surgery is to make the butt appearance more beautiful by making it proportional to the body and hips.


  • To Whom it is performed?
  • Some people's buttocks may be in general smaller, flattened or drooping than normal, as a result of their body structure. Rapid weight loss can also lead to distortion of the butt’s shape. The ideal butt is defined as upright, plump, round, and smooth. This surgery is performed on women who are not satisfied with their butt structure after being completed their physical development. Surgery can also be applied to men who are not satisfied with the shape of their butt too.


  • When is the best time for surgery?
  • Butt lift surgery is performed every period of the year. However, considering summer as the preparation period, surgery in autumn, winter and spring time may be recommended.


  • What is the process to be done preoperatively?
  • - In case of having cold, or flu, kindly patient should inform the physician.
  • - Physician should be informed about the treatment under use.
  • - Smoking and alcohol should be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • - Blood thinners like aspirin should be avoid one week before the surgery.
  • - In case of requested tests end examinations, patient is required to do not neglect until last days before surgery.


  • How the Surgery will be performed?
  • Butt lift surgery is done in two ways. The first method is fat injection, characterized by taking fat from other parts of the body like the back, waist, or belly and to be injected into the butt. Since fat injection is a natural method, it is the most preferred method. This method also provides getting rid of unwanted fat in another part of the body. The difference between the injection method and the prosthesis is that a part of the adipose tissue is approximately lost 1.5 years after the surgery. Additional injection can be applied depending to the patient’s desire and the sufficiency reserve fat in the body.
  • The other method is known as butt prosthesis surgery, which has a healing period longer than the injection method. Butt prothesis is performed by an incisional pocket creation in both buttocks. These pockets on the butt muscles are attached to a harder silicone prosthesis than those used for the breast. Although butt prosthesis is a more laborious operation, the result is more permanent.
  • How long does the surgery take?
  • Fat injection, which is a simple procedure, takes about 1 hour. Whereas Butt prosthesis surgery is completed in 2.5-3 hours.


  • Is it a painful surgery?
  • Since butt injection is not a surgical method, postoperative pain and swelling are minimal. There may be pain for a few days after butt prosthesis surgery. The pain can be controlled with medication.


  • What awaits me after the surgery?
  • Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia. There is no need for stitches and dressings in butt injection, which is a non-incision method. The patient is usually discharged on the same day. A corset should be worn for two weeks after the operation.
  • Since Butt prosthesis is an operation, an overnight will be required in the hospital. Sitting and standing movements after the surgery may cause some trouble. A corset should be worn for a month after the operation. Since self-melting stitches are used, there is no need of stitches removal. The bruises and swelling that may occur after the operation will disappear within four weeks. After the operation, you should come to the doctor's control in the first week, first month and sixth month.


  • What should be considered after surgery?
  • - Pay attention to the hygiene of the surgical area. Be sure to follow your physician's recommendations regarding to this matter.
  • - The corset worn after surgery should not be removed during the period stated by the doctor except while bathing.
  • - Shower can be taken 3 days after the surgery.
  • - Except walking, any type of sport should not be exercised neither lifting heavy subjects during the first two weeks.
  • - Doctor follow-up should not be neglected.


  • When can I go back to normal life?
  • If you have a butt injection, you can start working after a few days. Whereas in butt prosthesis surgery, you can return to your job within a week, and normal life can be continued after one month.



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