Buttocks lift or butt lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is more concerned with improving the
tone and contour of the buttock by removing loose, sagging skin from the buttocks. It can be
performed as a solo procedure or as part of the total body lift. The best candidates for buttock lift
surgery are individuals who have a saggy appearance in the buttock area due to hormonal changes,
extreme weight loss or aging and buttock that appears asymmetrical or lumpy due to burns, wounds
or other types of trauma.
It requires short incisions made laterally at the top of the buttocks. After the incisions have been
made, excess skin and fat is detached from the underlying muscles. The skin is then reshaped and
pulled up to the waist over the muscles and drains are placed beneath the skin to remove excess fluid
that may delay wound healing. It will then be closed with stitches which are either absorbable or non-
Buttock lift surgery usually takes between 3-6 hours
Care after surgery:
After the surgery, sterile dressing is applied to the incision site and will be fitted with a compression
garment to protect the incisions and reduce swelling and aid in the tightening of the skin after surgery.
Patients will experience some swelling and soreness/pain around the surgical areas easily controlled
with oral medications. Patients may sit one to two days after surgery on a soft, full pillow, however
should avoid sitting for extended periods
The healing process is usually 4-6 months and if fall goes well, bruising and swelling usually subsides
within a month. Still it may be weeks before you can sit down without discomfort. Keep in mind that
you may have to wait as long as three months before you can exercise, run or engage in any kind of
strenuous activity. The foam pads come off in 3-4 days at which time the patient may shower. We
recommend continued use of the pillow for approximately 2 weeks. Patient can generally return to
work within one week and compression garment must be worn for two to four weeks depending on the
extent of the procedure. People generally feel back to normal after approximately four weeks at which
time exercise may be started.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision. Please see before and after photos of Dr.
Tanongsak patients in the Photo Gallery (photographs showed are with patient’s consent).
Risks and complications:
All surgical procedures have risk and complications inherent to the surgery itself. These risks include:
infection, as manifested by swelling, tenderness, redness and fever, is an uncommon risk. Hematoma
formation (large blood clot in the wound), which is manifested by enlargement and discoloration of
tissue, seroma formation (large serum collection in the wound), which is manifested by prolonged
swelling, Capsular contracture (a condition that can occur when thick/ hard connective tissue forms
around the implant body, causing hardness, definitive implant edges that can be seen or restrict
Types of Anesthesia use:
The procedure is under general anesthesia.
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.