Lower Buttock Lifts

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in lower buttock lifts. mI have been trying to correct my saggy buttocks for over a year now. I have been very athleltic all my life and no matter how toned the rest of my body is there is always a saggy pouch below my buttocks. I had fat injections which didn’t take then I asked my surgeon to excise the sagging skin and fat. But he didn’t emove much at all and it’s basically still the same. I have found your website and it appears you know what you are doing with this. So I am wondering if you can correct this (no implants or anything required, simply removal of that pouch) and what sort of recovery I will be facing?

A: Lower buttock lifts are really the only technique that can improve redundant tissue that hangs over the infragluteal fold or loose tissue just under the fold. Please send me some pictures of the your lower buttocks so I appreciate the issue that you have and where your current lower buttock scar is. Most likely your last surgery simply did not remove enough tissue to see much change. The recovery from lower buttock lifts is really only limited by how much you can bend over after the surgery to avoid excessive pulling on the suture line. One should avoid returning to most forms of strenuous exercise for four to six weeks after surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana