Buttock Lift

Treatment information

Generally about the treatment

Throughout their life, most people will experience that their buttocks slowly start to head south. For some the change to their shape can be quite prominent and sometimes cause self esteem issues.

People who have undergone a significant weight loss can be left with the same problem, and in both cases it can be difficult to restore the shape they used to have, only by natural means. When exercise and weight training is simply not sufficient, the best solution may be a surgical lift of the buttocks.

A buttock lift is not to be confused with buttock implants surgery or a buttock reduction. These procedures are for people who wish to have fuller or smaller buttocks, whereas a buttock lift is for lifting the buttocks.

A buttock lift is often combined with liposuction or buttock implants.


Fit and healthy men and women over the age of 18, who wish to have their buttocks lifted.

The procedure

The method for a buttock lift varies, as it depends on the individual patient's situation.

In most cases, the surgeon will make an incision along the upper part of the buttock, after which he or she will remove parts of the skin, and in some cases some fat also. Another method involves the use of threads in order to help raise the buttocks.

The procedure usually takes 3-5 hours.


The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia.

Risk of complications

There is a risk of an asymmetric result.

There is a risk of unsightly scars from the incisions. The surgeon will, however, try to hide the scars as much as possible.

There is a risk of side effects from the anaesthetic used, along with bleeding, poor wound healing, a poor cosmetic result, and blood accumulation.

No form of surgery is risk free, although severe complications are very rare.

Healing and recovery

Most patients will be able to return to work within 2-3 weeks after surgery, provided that the job is not primarily done in a seated position.

The patient will be advised not to sit throughout the first week after the operation. Strenuous activities such as exercise must also be avoided for the following 3 months.

The area operated on will take 4-6 months before fully healed. Most of the swelling will go down in the course of the first month.

Duration of the result

A buttock lift is usually permanent, but the result can be affected by factors such as weight gain, pregnancy, lifestyle and age.