Do you like the way your bottom looks? Through ever-changing cosmetic trends, the buttocks remain a focal area for body improvements.
Simply building up a curvy bottom with squats or boot camps don’t always yield the desired results. Due to genetics, age, or significant weight loss, some of our patients find this area of their body is flattened and sagging due to excess skin, loss of muscle and fat. A butt lift in Toronto, (also called gluteoplasty) is a surgical procedure often requested by those who’ve worked hard to lose weight and now have body sagging to contend with. Here, we’ll explain how the method works, who may be a good candidate and what they can expect from the result.
Why do patients request a perkier bottom?
As we get older, it’s not uncommon to lose fat and muscle mass in areas where it used to be, such as the buttocks. To round out a flattened bottom, the incisions used to lift drooping tissue may be combined with a specially designed buttocks implant.
Poor skin elasticity can be the result of genetics or general health, but a major contributing factor for skin sagging is weight loss. When a person loses 40, 50, or even 100 pounds, especially over the age of 30, it can be challenging for tissues to bounce back. Massive weight loss patients will often see a plastic surgeon regarding body lift procedures after their weight loss has stabilized. They’ll usually present with an overhang of skin in the abdominal area, as well as on the inner and outer thighs, and the buttocks.
At Verso Surgery Centre in Toronto, butt lift surgery may be requested in conjunction with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or a combination of lower body lift procedures. Our body contouring experts are renowned for their experience and innovative approach. When you see a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in beautiful body sculpting techniques, you can trust you’ll receive skilled and effective improvements that also look natural and harmonious.
Whether dieting or adhering to a particular workout (buns of steel, anyone?) as a society, North Americans often look for ways to maintain a shapely, perky backside. Find out how a buttlift can help!
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Butt lift in Toronto
Remember- a butt lift alone won’t add volume to the buttocks or change the quality of your skin. This procedure is designed to remove excess skin and lift the tissues. You can have a rejuvenated shape and improved contour for your buttocks, as well as thighs and tummy if you and your surgeon decide to incorporate these in your plan. This procedure isn’t for everyone, and it does require a significant incision plus inevitable scar. You may be advised against this approach if the following apply to you:
- You have a chronic condition affecting heart health, circulation or immunity
- You plan to lose significant weight after the procedure
- You don’t have the excess skin or laxity in the buttocks region to warrant a lift surgery
- Your BMI (body mass index) is higher than 30
- Other lifestyle factors such as smoking can be a concern.
Understanding the procedure
Your plastic surgeon will meet with you during a private consultation and discuss your expectations as well as risk factors and possible outcomes. Everything you need to know to be in optimal shape and well-prepared for your treatment will be explained to you, and you can feel free to ask questions and ensure you understand the procedure.
At Verso, transparent, honest patient education is vital to us, and our clients. We want you to feel confident about what can and can’t be achieved through any cosmetic surgery method you choose. Our plastic surgeons will never recommend unnecessary or inappropriate options for you. Selecting a body reshaping procedure like a butt lift in Toronto often changes the lives of our patients for the better. A physical feature that causes consistent embarrassment or self-consciousness can affect one’s mood and body image daily. Though perfection isn’t a realistic goal, aesthetics, confidence, and outlook on life are often altered for the better.
How can you prepare to be in excellent shape and ready for your procedure?
Many of our body and butt lift patients have steadily lost weight and worked out vigorously to achieve their goals. They are determined and persistent people, so they do very well with pre and post op requirements. To be fit and ready for your procedure, we’ll recommend that you take care of any weight loss goals before surgery and maintain a stable weight for at least 6 months prior. One reason for this is that the skin can and does retract somewhat after weight loss.
As well, fluctuations in body fat could negatively affect your results, so you and your surgeon will want to work with stable tissue for a predictable outcome. We’ll recommend that you arrange for help at home and with regular activities in the first 2 weeks after surgery. This is a great time to call in a favour, ask a family member, or even hire help if you’re able to do so. You’ll be up walking right after surgery, but certain activities will be restricted or feel uncomfortable, and it’s a much less stressful way to recover when you have a hand at home.
How is a butt lift procedure done?
Patients are treated in our beautiful, new, private surgical centre. Verso is pleased to offer a level 3 OHP fully accredited facility equipped with the very best in medical technology and licenced staff. Because we manage our own surgical suite and all equipment required, our patients have greater selection and flexibility in OR bookings, as well as comfortable accommodations. You’ll appreciate the privacy and luxury of undergoing a cosmetic procedure in the Verso Surgery Centre. You’ll be completely asleep throughout the operation. A certified anesthesiologist works with our plastic surgeons to ensure safe and effective general anaesthetic.