Will A Lower Buttock Tuck Fix My Deep Fold?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m from South America but I’m planning to travel to the US. Because one year ago I had liposuction on my banana rolls and now my butts looks larger and the gluteal fold is very prominent. I have attached pictures. Can you tell me if there’s anything that can be done to correct this? (maybe a lower butt tuck?)

Lower Buttock Lift (Fold Effacement) Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisA: Thank you for sending your pictures. What you have is infragluteal fold accentuation due to lower buttock ptosis where the buttock skin hangs over the crease. This is a common problem that develops after liposuction of the lower buttock/banana rolls. My assumption is that you would like the fold to be less distinct and the loose skin on the lower buttocks removed. If these are your goals, these can be accomplished by excision of the skin above the fold, making a new fold that is less deep and a smoother transition between the lower buttocks and the posterior thighs. Some people call this a lower buttock lift or a lower buttock tuck. And that would be the name to call it. But what is really being done is that the loose lower buttock skin and the fold are being removed to create a less deep infragluteal fold and smoother transition between the buttock and the thighs. But so doing it may also make your buttocks look a little less full because its roundness is decreased.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana