Do I Need A Lower Buttock Lift For My Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have differences in the shape of my buttocks with the left being lower than the right. I was told that a buttock lift would be need to improve the asymmetry at the bottom.

How familiar are you with the procedure? I’ve read that trying to fix something like my case is 85% more likely to make the problem worse due to fat distribution. I would just like your professional reassurance as to how you would avoid making the problem worse. Thank you.

A: Your right buttock has a lower infragluteal fold than that of the left. Thus a left infragluteal or lower buttock lift is needed to raise the lower side to match better with the higher right side. 

I have performed lower buttock lift surgery for almost 30 years. In so doing I have never seen or would understand how it is likely to create an ‘85% risk of making the problem worse’. That is not a pertinent question or a relevant likely outcome. The real question is whether the fine line scar along the new raised infragluteal crease is a worthy tradeoff in the correction of your buttock asymmetry. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

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