Am I A Good Candidate For A Lower Buttock Lift?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in flying in for surgery, as I am an out of town patient and am interested in the buttock lift procedure. I am wondering if you feel I am a good candidate? I am most interested in lifting of the posterior thigh and correction of the sagging lower butt region. Thanks!
A: A lower buttock lift or tuck works well for the following buttock/thigh problems; lack of a well-defined crease or fold between the buttocks and the posterior thigh (lower gluteal fold), buttock ptosis (hanging of the buttock over the fold), lower gluteal fold asymmetry, prolapse of the buttock after liposuction and the presence of upper posterior thigh skin folds/laxity. In looking at your pictures, I see buttock asymmetry with the right buttock being larger, having a lower infragluteal fold location with some more posterior thigh skin folds and mild ptosis. What can be achieved in your case with a lower buttock lift is improved buttock symmetry, elimination of buttock ptosis with a sharper more defined (open) fold and some slight lifting of the posterior thigh skin.
I feel that the reshaping of the fold and the correction of the buttock ptosis are what a buttock lift does well with a more minor effect on lifting the posterior thigh skin. Thus whether you are a good candidate for the procedure depends on your specific buttock goals and how your priorities rank for what the procedure does best.
Dr. Barry Eppley