Buttock Lift Surgery and Thigh Lift Surgery are procedures to correct drooping buttocks or excess skin on the thighs. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and can be tailored to a single area on the buttocks or thighs, or can be extended to cover the whole area. In some cases, the buttock lift may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat over a wider area and free up the skin that needs to be lifted.

Typically, your surgeon will remove tissue at the junction of lower back and buttock. This allows for an elevation of the tissue and a reshaping of the buttocks, hips and lower back. Buttock cosmetic surgery can also be performed in combination with liposuction of the hips. The removed fat is then transferred into the buttock area. This is ideal for patients with flatter buttocks and can restore their youthful curves.

Whatever your personal requirements, Buttock Lift at the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading experts and techniques for your treatment at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fat transfer is an advanced surgical treatment which involves harvesting and filtering unwanted fat cells through liposuction techniques, then reinjecting them to reshape and enhance the natural contours of body, for example, for those individuals who feel that their buttocks lack volume or that their buttocks is out of proportion with the rest of their body.  This is most usually performed under either a local or general anaesthetic depending on the patient and surgeons’ preferences and suitability and can take 3 hours. 

Enhancing the volume of your buttocks via fat transfer and is suitable for patients who haveenough fat in other parts of their body to transfer.  Your suitability for this procedure will be assessed during your initial consultation and examination.  The final result of your fat transfer to butocks procedure will depend on your current shape and size and the amount of fat that can be extracted to be re-distributed from elsewhere on your body.

After fat transfer to your buttocks you will notice your results immediately - more evidently within the first few weeks after your treatment when any swelling and bruising have subsided.  The results will continue to improve over the next few months’ as your fat re-distributes itself and settles.

This treatment is particularly appealing due to the low risk it presents – a patients’ own tissue is used to reshape and re-contour their body, thus, the risk of infection is greatly reduced. Possible complications include the risks associated with the prescribed medication administered following a surgical procedure which your surgeon will outline thoroughly for you during your consultation.

Following your fat transfer to buttocks procedure you will have a waterproof dressing over your buttocks which will need to stay in place for around 10 days’ post-surgery and you may be given antibiotics to avoid infection.  Your consultant may recommend that you avoid sitting on your buttocks for long periods of time following the first two weeks following your procedure.  This allows the transferred fat time to settle in its new location.  After this time, you can resume normal activities and normal sitting patterns without affecting your result.  Where the liposuction has been performed, you will most likely be required to wear a compression garment for around three weeks and avoid exercise for up to two weeks following your surgery.

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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Mr. Olivier Amar
Mr. Olivier Amar

Plastic Surgeon

A French plastic surgeon specialising in fat transfer, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring as well as breast and buttock enhancement