Butterfly Butt Lift
Are you looking to perk up your rear end? Surgical procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift, buttock augmentation, and butt implants lift and reshape the buttocks to improve contours give your lower half a more shapely appearance.
Not sure which type of body lift is best for you? Factors like your skin laxity, medical history, and amount of loose skin will determine which plastic surgery is best for you. Read on to learn more about the butterfly butt lift and discover how it’s different from traditional butt lifts and the ever-popular Brazilian butt lift.
What Is A Butt Lift?
A buttock lift is a surgical procedure to lift and reshape the buttocks. A traditional butt lift may also complement a tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, among other cosmetic procedures.
Plastic surgeons use a few different buttock lift techniques to lift and reshape the buttocks, depending on the amount of excess sagging skin you have. During a butt lift, any loose skin and excess fat are removed from the area.
What Is A Butterfly Buttock Lift?
The name comes from the shape of the incision made. The incision extends from the center towards the outwards crease, resembling the shape of a butterfly. This type of butt lift is used when the buttocks do not have to be repositioned or lifted, but excessive tissue and skin have to be removed to reshape the butt to appear in a butterfly-like shape.
During the procedure, an incision is made along the bikini line at the upper part of the buttock. You may be under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. Most patients opt for general anesthesia during a butterfly butt lift. The entire buttock is lifted, and excess skin is trimmed. There will be visible scarring that may extend toward the front of the body. However, scars with the butterfly lift are often hidden in the bikini line.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?
A butterfly buttock lift is best if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your read end when there is mild sagging. The butterfly butt lift is excellent for tightening the skin, but if you’re looking to drastically reposition your bottom, other techniques like a lower butt lift, upper butt lift, or a lateral buttock lift may be more effective.
What’s The Recovery Process?
Your healing process is unique. Each patient is different, but here is a general recovery period timeline to help give you a better idea.
- Most patients will need to take at least one week off work, and sutures are generally removed after the first ten days. Pain medication is usually prescribed to minimize discomfort.
- You should avoid sitting and lying on your back as much as possible to avoid putting pressure on your backside.
- You’ll likely be given a compression garment that you must wear at all times to help reduce bruising and swelling.
- Most patients are advised to take short walks to prevent blood clots, but strenuous exercises are prohibited.
- Most patients can return to normal activities after 3 to 4 weeks post-op. Don’t resume any heavy exercise until you have the green light from your surgeon.
What are the results of a Butt Lift?
Patients only require one surgery to get their desired results in most cases. You’ll see the results of a butt lift immediately following surgery. However, the final results are usually revealed after a year or so when your body is completely healed from the procedure. A butt lift will give you a well-toned appearance, but it will not show you the same volume as a butt augmentation surgery.
The results of this surgery should be long-lasting. However, your results may be altered by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or natural aging. To help keep your new shape, it’s best to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Butterfly Butt Lift FAQ
What’s the difference between a butterfly butt lift and a Brazilian butt lift?
The BBL is a gluteal fat grafting procedure that takes excess fat collected from other areas of the body and adds it to the buttocks. A gluteal lift is best for people who lose volume and tone with more loose, excess skin in the region.
Am I a good candidate if I recently lost weight?
Weight loss can result in an abundance of saggy skin. If you’re at your goal weight and want to remove loose skin, a butt lift can help give you the shape you desire.
Can I have other surgical procedures performed at the same time as a butt lift?
Yes, but it depends on the type of cosmetic surgery you want. For example, some patients may opt to have silicone butt implants to achieve optimal final results.
Other Butt Lift Surgical Techniques
The type of butt augmentation procedure you choose should be based on your body goals, skin elasticity, amount of fat cells, and your general overall health. Some other surgical techniques include a lower buttock lift, which is best for patients with sagging skin beneath the lower fold of their buttocks. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and have a great deal of excess skin, then an upper buttock lift may be best for you. Brazilian butt lift surgery is best for patients who have ample donor fat from other areas of the body that can be used to add volume to the buttocks.