Butt Lift

The Ultimate Guide to Butt Lift

Last fact-checked: 20 March 2020

With a butt lift abroad, you can enjoy a well-earned holiday (before surgery) and achieve a firmer, perkier derriere while saving more than 60% compared to prices back home. 

Find out how and where to receive this confidence-boosting cosmetic procedure at one of Medical Departures' quality-checked clinics in dozens of top medical tourism destinations around the world. 

What Is a Butt Lift?

Also known as a buttock lift or gluteoplasty, a butt lift is designed to transform your butt when it starts to sag – either because you’ve lost a lot of weight, it's become slacker as you've got older or just because of genetics.

The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat through a surgical incision and liposuction.

Note: A butt lift as described herein is not to be confused with a Brazilian Butt Lift, which injects fat (usually harvested from another part of your body) to give you a fuller-looking behind; a similar procedure may also involve butt implants

Am I Suitable for a Butt Lift?

If you have loose, sagging skin that bothers you - either from an esthetic or comfort point of view, then you may be suitable for a butt lift. This could be caused simply by genetics or because of the aging process, but it may also because you have lost a lot of weight. If it is because of weight loss then your weight should have remained stable for around 12 months before you consider the procedure.

Butt Lift Before and After – Anything I Should Know?

It is best if you don’t smoke, or at least give up for six weeks before the procedure as smoking interferes with the healing process. Also, eat healthily – nourishing your body with vitamins and proteins will also help you to heal.

The results from a butt lift are long-lasting, but if your weight fluctuates a lot, or you become pregnant then this may affect the long-term results. Ageing will eventually take its toll too. You can help prolong the results by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime.

How Long Does the Butt Lift Procedure Take?

The buttock lift procedure can take between three and six hours, depending on how much skin and fat needs to be removed, and what method our surgeon chooses to use.

General anesthesia is usually used, but you may be given a combination of local anaesthesia and sedation.

When you wake from the procedure you may find surgical drains are in place to remove fluid, and you may be wearing a compression garment.

What Is the Butt Lift Procedure Recovery Time?

Once the anesthetic has worn off, you may feel some pain and you will be swollen and red for some weeks or months after the surgery. You will be discharged as soon as you are comfortable moving around and walking.

It usually takes two or three weeks before you will feel able to continue with everyday activities. It is advisable not to do anything too strenuous, including lifting, for at least a month after surgery.

Is the Quality of Butt Lift Surgery Abroad? Is the Same as Back Home?

You can expect the quality to be just as good - if not better - than would what's available in countries like the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. However, it is always important to make sure you book in with a surgeon who is qualified and experienced in this particular area, which normally requires a little background research.

Medical Departures background checks all of our doctors, completing criminal and legal checks, as well as verifying qualifications, experience and professional registrations and memberships. We also provide real patient reviews of their butt lift surgery, as well as high-definition clinic photos and virtual tours to help you reach a decision on whether a particular surgeon is right for you.

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What About the Butt Lift Prices Abroad?

Butt lifts cost considerably less if you have the procedure performed abroad; it isn’t unusual to make savings of between 50% and 80% compared to the prices at home, depending on which country you go to.

In the United States, prices are around an average of $13,500. This is compared to:

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Nakeisha, Cambell. Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and More Celebrities Whose Butts Have Tripled in Size Over Time. InTouch. 2 June 2017.

Buttock Lift. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 20 March 2020. 

Liposuction. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 20 March 2020.