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Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Butt Lift procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Butt Lift procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
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Before you undergo butt lift surgery, you may have loose, saggy, and droopy buttocks making you look and feel older than your age. With butt lift surgery, you can get more rounded and toned buttocks since it reshapes your body contour, making you look younger than your age.
The Butt lift is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat or loose skin from the buttocks in order to help reshape them. Implants and Liposuction are often involved and incisions using a cannula can be applied to the crease of the buttocks so there is no visibility of scarring. Butt Lifts are common among those who have lost lots of weight and consequently, the shape of their buttocks has changed. It may be performed as part of a Tummy Tuck (belt lipectomy) or lower body lift to contour the buttocks, groin, thighs, and abdomen. (Another option is to have a Brazilian Butt Lift)
A buttock lift alone won't add any volume to the buttocks. But sometimes, a buttock lift is combined with an augmentation procedure to alter the shape or size of the buttocks with implants or fat grafts. By removing excess skin and fat from your buttocks, a buttock lift can give you a more toned appearance.
Butt lifts work by removing excess skin and adipose tissue from the site and repositioning the leftover skin and adipocytes. Redistribution of fat and skin changes the contour of your buttocks, making them no longer appear saggy and droopy. Also, it should not be confused with Brazilian Butt Lift which is an entirely different procedure.
Not everyone is a good candidate for butt lift surgery. Discuss your medical history with MyMediTravel, any prescription drugs you are taking, the desired results you hope for, the pros and cons of the surgery, cost, recovery time, risks, success rate or any other query which comes in your mind regarding this procedure.
You might consider a buttock lift if you:
Butt lift is most often carried out under general anesthesia. An incision is applied along your lower back from one butt to the other. The excessive skin and adipose tissue are removed through this incision lifting your butts up. The rest of the fat is redistributed and the skin is tightened. Incisions are stitched and surgical tapes are used to provide additional support. Bandages are applied to the wound. Drainage tubes are inserted to remove excess fluid and blood.
Butt lift is a 2-5 hours long surgery and will require at least 1-2 nights stay in the hospital, although in some cases you can be discharged on the same day. Even after being discharged, you have to stay in South Africa for at least 10-14 days for follow-ups. During this period, your health is strictly monitored, you are given medicines to help you with pain and to prevent infections. Stitches are removed after 7-10 days. If everything is fine during this time, you are free to travel home.
In total, 4-6 weeks of recovery time is required before getting back to your normal routine, so avoid excessive and unnecessary activities during this period. There will be bruising and swelling around the operated area which subsides gradually after a few days. You can start office work 10 days after post-op if your job does not require long periods of sitting time - if it does, just be sure to move around as much as possible.
The recovery time can vary according to your health, environment, and daily routine. You can start driving after 4-6 weeks but do not travel long distances as it will require you to sit for too long. Scars take much longer to fade away. In 4-6 months, you should expect to have fully recovered.
The following are some points which should be considered for your aftercare:
Butt lift is a highly successful and long-lasting procedure. An ideal weight should be maintained to keep the results of your surgery consistent. It is found to be far more successful than the Brazilian butt lift surgery, which has lead to patient deaths - unlike the Butt Lift surgery, which has not recorded any fatalities. The vast majority of patients are extremely happy with not only the results of the procedure but with the entire process leading up to and following the surgery.
The operation should never be the foremost option and consider all other options first. Following are some non-surgical alternatives to butt lift surgery:
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 16/02/2022.