Can An Intergluteal Cleft Be Recreated?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Hello I lost my intergluteal cleft because of two times sinus pilondal surgery Is it possible to recreation mine? And how is this surgery ? Is it hard?

A:Intergluteal cleftplasty is most commonly done after pilonidal surgery or the placement of buttock implants that uses a midline incision. In either the sacrocutaneous ligamentous attachments are detached/lost. It is generally successful surgery through excision of midline scar tissue and reattachment of the more normal tissues on the sides back down to the bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana