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Buttock plasty

Buttock plasty has become more popular recently as an option for trimming or enlarging buttocks. Most often, people go to the doctor with the problem of excess fat tissue or flabby skin caused by weight loss or age related effects. Buttock plasty is often combined with other areas, like thighs or the stomach.

Buttock sculpting is carried out either by transferring the patient’s own fat to the buttock area, liposuction from the buttock area and/or plastic surgery of skin and the underlying tissues.

Course of surgery and recovery

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and it usually lasts for 2-3 hours. The incisions are made horizontally under the buttocks to ensure that any later scars would be as unnoticeable as possible. The amount and placement of subcutaneous fatty tissue is supplemented or reduced and sculpted through the incisions, and the excess skin is removed. The wound is closed in layers. The surgery is performed at Kotka Private Hospital.

The patient is allowed home on the next morning after the surgery. For the first few weeks after surgery, buttocks will be painful and you should be careful with sitting.

Results and risks

The final result will be visible in up to 6 months. The result is long-term.

Like any surgery, buttock plasty can cause undesirable side effects like bruising in the operated area or problems with scar formation. Rare side effects include local inflammation or skin sensitivity issues. The side effects are as a rule temporary and treatable.

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mart Eller performs these operations.