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Buttock lift

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- GMC-registered surgeons
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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is a buttock lift?


What are the benefits of a buttock lift?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is a buttock lift?

After significant weight loss, you may find that the skin on your buttock changes; starting to become loose and sag. You may also find that the same thing happens as part of the natural aging process. Of course, you can help to strengthen and improve the tone of your buttock muscles through exercise, but you may find that no amount of exercise can fix excess skin that has lost its elasticity.

After working hard to lose weight, it can be disappointing not to have the body shape you had hoped for. Many people opt for surgery to help tighten those areas of the body most affected by it. After having a buttock lift, you should achieve a smoother, more contoured shape, which may lead to you feeling more confident and able to wear more tightly fitting clothes and swimwear.  

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During a buttock lift the extra skin is reduced, tissue is tightened and smoothed, and extra fat is removed. Following the procedure, your buttocks should look more toned and defined.

What are the benefits of a buttock lift?

Excess fat and skin are removed during a buttock lift and further definition can also be achieved using liposuction when needed. The procedure should result in a tighter and more toned appearance.

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Whilst the results of a buttock lift are usually long lasting, you should remember that you need to try to keep a healthy weight following surgery. If the skin was stretched again through additional weight gain, then you may need additional surgery.

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, they may include pain, infections, scars bleeding, blood clots, numbness and changes in sensation.  

Is it right for me?

You might be considering this surgery if you are looking to bring a better shape to your buttocks. You should be close to your ideal weight to undergo the buttock lift procedure. Do not forget that this procedure is not a weight loss surgery – it is a way to bring further definition and tone to your buttocks area. You would be an ideal candidate if you have got enough loose skin and elasticity to allow a good outcome.

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You are unlikely to be able to have this procedure if you have a medical condition that interferes with wound healing, if you are significantly overweight, or if you have frequent weight changes. If you are a smoker, then you would need to commit to stop smoking before and after surgery.


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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We have several finance options to choose from, ranging from paying for the procedure outright, to spreading the cost over a number of years on our flexible finance plans. Learn more about these on our Pricing and Finance page.

Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 2 - 3 hours
Time Off Work: 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Full Recovery: 2 - 4 weeks
Compression Garment: Wear for 6 weeks
Exercise: After 6 - 8 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: From 6 months

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Buttock lift FAQs

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Can you have a buttock lift after weight loss?
Yes, many patients opt to have a buttock lift after substantial weight loss because the skin is loose, and they want to bring more tone and definition to the area.
How much does a buttock lift cost?

The price of a buttock lift varies between patients, as everyone is different and has their own needs. You will get a personal quote for how much your buttock lift will cost during your initial consultation.

What does a buttock lift involve?
Your surgeon will make an incision at the top of the buttocks, in the hips, groin, or under the buttock cheeks to remove excess skin and pull the remaining skin taut. If required, liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat and/or help streamline the shape of the bottom.
How long does a buttock lift surgery take?
A buttock lift will take around 2 to 3 hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. After your surgery you may need to stay in hospital for 1 night, but this will be discussed with your surgeon.
When can I return to work?
Depending on what you do, we would usually advise you to take 2 weeks off work and avoid driving or lifting for 4 weeks.
Will I have scarring?
There will be some visible scarring following surgery, but this will be minimised by keeping the incision lines within natural contours. Over time, any scars should fade.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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