Buttock Lift

Buttocks are highly susceptible to be sagging. It may be because of weight loss, aging, or genetics. Regardless of the reason, buttock lift is an effective treatment.

What is Buttock Lift?

Buttock lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure to treat patients who have sagging buttocks. During a buttock lift procedure, excess fat and skin is removed, underlying tissues are reshaped, and the remaining skin is redraped. The result is a smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance. It may be performed as a part of an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, a buttock augmentation, and a lower body lift. It may also be done as a solitary procedure.

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Problems & Solutions

Buttock lift procedure can be done as a solitary procedure, as a part of a lower body lift, a thigh lift, or abdominoplasty, or it can be combined with a buttock augmentation procedure. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

I’m happy with my body except my buttocks. They are severely sagging.

If your buttocks are your only problem, then a solitary buttock lift surgery may be ideal approach for...

In addition to my buttocks, my thighs are sagging significantly.

A buttock lift procedure alone cannot get rid of the sagging problem in the thighs. In that case, the best...

I have sagging skin and soft tissue laxity in my buttocks and abdomen.

A buttock lift procedure alone cannot get rid of the sagging problem in the abdomen. The best approach for...

After weight loss via bariatric surgery, all my body is sagging.

If you have sagging skin all over your body, total body lift may be the best way to go. Total body lift combines...

Without serious weight fluctuations, I had sagging skin in my buttocks.

Aging can cause tissue and skin laxity without weight fluctuations. You don’t have to experience weight loss to...

My buttocks are sagging. I want to have fuller, larger, and firmer buttocks.

A buttock lift surgery is effective to achieve a firmer and smoother appearance. However, it cannot...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

My major problem after massive weight loss was my extremely sagging buttocks. They almost made me regret losing weight. Now, after a successful buttock lift surgery, I finally enjoy myself!
Gigi Jamison Buttock Lift
I’ve never encountered a more disciplined and more professional clinic than this one. And believe, as a choosy person, I’ve contacted many! They organize and manage everything for you.
Bethany Joy Buttock Lift

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Buttock Lift?

If you are healthy, have problems that can be solved by a body lift surgery, and have realistic expectations then you are a candidate!

Like for all cosmetic surgeries, the first requirement to be eligible for a body lift surgery is being healthy. If you are healthy, you don’t have any condition that may impair healing after the surgery, there is no obstacle for your surgery. The second requirement is that you have realistic expectations. You should understand the procedure and its expected results.

A buttock lift may be an ideal treatment for you:

  • If you have stretched sagging skin in the gluteal area.*1
  • If you have significant soft tissue looseness in the gluteal area.
  • If you lost significant weight through diet & exercise or through bariatric surgery.
  • If aging caused tissue laxity and excess skin in the gluteal area.
  • If you want well balanced contours, a firmer look, and a smoother skin.
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What are the Expected Outcomes of Buttock Lift?

The outcomes of buttock lift can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Because of aging, weight fluctuations, and genetic factors, you may experience changes in different parts of your body including your buttocks. It is very common to have tissue and skin laxity and a sagging appearance, in the gluteal area. After successfully losing a significant amount of weight, you may have been left with sagging skin. Your skin may have lost its elasticity, simply because of aging. Luckily, buttock lift is a highly effective treatment. After the procedure, your buttocks will look firmer and smoother. Moreover, the results can be enhanced by combining buttock lift with liposuction and buttock augmentation. If you want to have balanced changes in a larger portion of your body, your buttock lift may also be performed as a part of a lower body lift, an abdominoplasty, or a thigh lift.

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. Sagging buttocks with excess and loose soft tissues, a dimpled appearance, a stretched skin, and not well-balanced contours can be psychologically distressing. You can feel like you are older than you actually are. You may not be able to enjoy your weight loss. You may find it hard to decide what you will wear. You may not like the way you look in the mirror. Therefore, after the procedure, strong psychological benefits are expected. You will start to love your body more. Your self-confidence will be boosted.

How is a Buttock Lift Done?

Buttock lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of buttocks. It is customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, buttock lift surgeries require anesthesia. Your surgeon will decide whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is more suitable for your case.

Surgery

The essence of buttock lift surgery is the removal of excess fat and skin from the buttocks, tightening and reshaping the underlying tissues, and redraping the remaining skin to achieve a firmer and smoother appearance.

During the surgery, your surgeon will make an incision. The most common technique uses an incision below the waistline, from hip to hip. An ellipse of excess fat and skin is removed. Underlying tissues are tightened and reshaped using deep sutures. The remaining skin is redraped over the newly shaped underlying tissues.

Combinations

For better sculpting the area and body contouring, liposuction can be performed. If you want larger buttocks, the procedure can be combined with a buttock augmentation procedure.*2 If you want to achieve a change in a larger portion of your body, buttock lift procedure can be performed as a part of a lower body lift, a thigh lift, or an abdominoplasty.

Risks and Complications*3

Depending on the surgical approach the complication rates can differ. Following the surgeon’s directives during recovery is a must in order to minimize the risk of any complication. Overall, the possible complications are:

  • Scar deformity
  • Persistent skin laxity
  • Seroma
  • Wound dehiscence/separation
  • Skin necrosis
  • Cellulitis
  • Embolism
  • Gluteal cleft elongation

What To Expect During A Buttock Lift Recovery?

The First Week

After the surgery, there will be stitches on your incisions. There will be dressings on your incisions and you may need to wear compression garment for a while. Right after the surgery, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort. You may also experience some bruising and swelling. Pain and discomfort will improve after a few days. Until then, pain can be successfully controlled by pain medication. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid and blood. Your stitches will be removed after 1 week. Gentle walking is safe and recommended.

Later

Bruising and swelling will improve quickly but they will last for several weeks. You will be able to return to work or school 2-3 weeks after the surgery. During the first week, you should avoid directly sitting on your buttocks. At this time, you need to sleep on your side or stomach. And you should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. After a few months, most of the recovery will be completed.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Because of the buttocks’ susceptibility to sagging, we frequently perform buttock lifts. Sometimes as a part of an extensive surgery, sometimes as a solitary procedure… In all cases, buttock lift consistently provides amazing results.”

What to Do Before Buttock Lift?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Instructions

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After Buttock Lift?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Care for the surgical sites and drains.
  • Take or apply the medications prescribed for you.
  • Do not directly sit on your buttocks for 1 week.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercises for several weeks.
  • If you experience chest pains, unusual heartbeats, or shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Wear the compression garment as prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Love yourself and show the world how beautiful you are!

Quote from the Doctor

“Buttock lift is a well-understood and frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure. It efficiently and consistently produces satisfying results.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about buttock lift.

Buttock lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure aiming to achieve a smooth, firm, and youthful appearance in the buttocks area.
Weight fluctuations, aging, and genetics are the main reasons of sagging. Sun damage and the effect of gravity are also contributing factors.
No. Buttock lift alone cannot increase the size and the projection of the buttocks. However, it is often combined with buttock augmentation for this purpose.
If you are healthy, you have realistic expectations, you don’t have any condition that may impair healing after the surgery, and you want to have smoother and firmer buttocks, then you are a good candidate.
All surgical procedures come with risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
After the surgery, you will experience swelling, bruising, discomfort, and some pain. You may also experience temporary changes in skin sensation.
In every surgery, some scar is left. Your surgeon will place the incisions so that they won’t be easily realized, or they can be covered. The scars will fade in time.
During the surgery, you won’t feel any pain. After the surgery, especially the first week, you will experience some pain, but it can be controlled with pain medication.
The amount of excess fat removed during a buttock lift cannot produce a meaningful change in your body weight. Moreover, if you are severely overweight, you cannot have buttock lift until you lose weight.
Yes. Buttock lift is often done as a part of a lower body lift, a thigh lift, or an abdominoplasty.
Yes. Buttock lift is often combined with liposuction or buttock augmentation to achieve superior results and better contours.
The duration of the surgery depends on the extent of the surgery. A buttock lift procedure alone takes around 2 hours. However, surgery can take 5-6 hours if the buttock lift is done as a part of a lower body lift.
The type of anesthesia used depends on the specific case of the patient and the surgeon’s preference. Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is used.
An incision is made below the waistline, from hip to hip. An ellipse of excess tissues is removed. Underlying tissues are reshaped and the remaining skin is redraped on them.
We will expect you to visit our clinic 1 week after your surgery. During your visit, you will be examined, and your stitches will be removed.
The exact duration of the recovery period depends on the patient, the specific case, and the extent of the surgery. 1 week after the surgery, you will feel much better and be able to sit on your buttocks. 2-3 weeks after the surgery, you will be able to return to work or school.
Instantly! You will see that sagging is gone, your buttocks are firmer and smoother. However, you will have some bruising and swelling. Depending on the case and the patient, a few months after the surgery, you will see the final result.
The total cost can vary according to type of surgical technique and procedure. You can contact us for detailed information.
You will not be able to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for 1 week after surgery. So that it is not recommended to drive at least 1 week.
The results of buttock lift surgery are long-lasting. It can even be permanent. However, you need to avoid gaining too much weight, exercise regularly, and have skin care.

Problems & Solutions

Buttock lift procedure can be done as a solitary procedure, as a part of a lower body lift, a thigh lift, or abdominoplasty, or it can be combined with a buttock augmentation procedure. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

If your buttocks are your only problem, then a solitary buttock lift surgery may be ideal approach for you. During a buttock lift procedure, excess fat and skin are removed from the buttocks, underlying soft tissues are tightened and reshaped, and the remaining skin is redraped. Buttock lift procedure alone is sufficient to achieve a firm and smooth appearance. However, buttock lift does not add volume to buttocks. If you also want to have larger and more projected buttocks, your procedure can be combined with a buttock augmentation.
A buttock lift procedure alone cannot get rid of the sagging problem in the thighs. In that case, the best approach may be a lower body lift surgery. Lower body lift surgery includes the buttock lift procedure. Lower body lift surgery is designed to remove excess fat and skin from hips, buttocks, and thighs, lifting the buttocks, and reshaping the lower body contours. If your problem areas are limited to your lower body, a lower body lift surgery can do miracles. If you have similar problems in your abdominal region, your lower body lift surgery can be combined with an abdominoplasty or a mid-body lift.
A buttock lift procedure alone cannot get rid of the sagging problem in the abdomen. The best approach for you may be a buttock lift procedure combined with an abdominoplasty. In that case an incision just below the waistline is combined with an abdominoplasty incision. This combined approach eliminates the sagging problem in the buttocks and in the abdomen simultaneously. A firm and smooth appearance is achieved. The results can be enhanced by performing liposuction.
If you have sagging skin all over your body, total body lift may be the best way to go. Total body lift combines upper body lift, mid-body lift, and lower body lift. This is a highly extensive approach and requires a significantly longer recovery time. However, this approach also provides the opportunity to achieve a full body transformation and natural looking results. Because all parts of the body (including the buttocks) are operated on, surgeon is able to create well-balanced contours all over the body. Because the scope of the surgery is wide, it can be performed in multiple surgical appointments.
Aging can cause tissue and skin laxity without weight fluctuations. You don’t have to experience weight loss to be eligible for buttock lift surgery. Many people choose to have lifting procedures because of aging-related sagging problems. If your problem is limited to your buttocks, a buttock lift procedure may be sufficient. If your problem is limited to your lower body, you can choose to have a lower body lift surgery, which includes buttock lift. If you have sagging problem all over your body, then you can have a total body lift surgery.
A buttock lift surgery is effective to achieve a firmer and smoother appearance. However, it cannot increase the size or the projection of your buttocks. If you want to have larger, more projected, firmer, and smoother buttocks, you may choose to have a buttock lift procedure combined with a buttock augmentation. Buttock lift and buttock augmentation procedures are often combined. This combined approach provides amazing results.
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