As you get older, your skin changes and becomes looser. In addition to aging, sun damage, fluctuations in weight and genetic factors can contribute to poor skin elasticity. This can cause your buttocks, as well as other parts of your body, to sag.

A buttock lift is typically done in combination with other body contouring procedures. You might consider a buttock lift if you:

  • Have lost a significant amount of weight
  • Are overweight and haven't been able to lose a significant amount of weight through physical activity and changes in your diet
  • Have a normal weight, but want a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your lower body
  • Have a normal weight, but your skin won't contract after liposuction due to poor elasticity related to aging

Keep in mind that a buttock lift won't change your skin quality.

A buttock lift isn't for everyone. Your doctor might caution against a buttock lift if you:

  • Have a severe chronic condition, such as heart disease or diabetes
  • Plan to lose a significant amount of weight
  • Have a body mass index that's greater than 32
  • Are a smoker
  • Have an unstable mental health condition
Aug. 21, 2013