Gluteal lift

Michele A. Shermak

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Gluteal lift is performed when there is significant skin laxity and/or redundancy of the lower back skin, typically stemming from massive weight loss, and resulting in sagging and possible deflation of the buttock region. Gluteal lift comprises a portion of lower body lift surgery often pursued by massive weight loss patients, with abdominoplasty and thigh lift performed in addition to gluteal lift. Augmentation of a deflated buttock may be performed at the time of gluteal lift, and is provided with flaps, fat grafting, or implants. Patients pursuing gluteal lift need to be screened preoperatively for medical issues, including nutritional deficiencies, which may limit the surgery that can be safely performed. Physical examination is necessary in determining the most optimal body contouring procedures and whether staging might be necessary to optimize aesthetic outcome and reduce surgical risks. Markings drawn prior to surgery serve as a guide intraoperatively, and excision may need to be adjusted to assure optimal scar, tension of closure, and postoperative healing. Safety measures must be observed during surgery including safe positioning, warming, efficient surgery, and VTE prophylaxis to reduce risk of complications. Postoperatively patients are followed up to assure optimal scarring and surveillance of healing. Gluteal lift provides beautiful results and rejuvenation for individuals who undergo the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGluteal Fat Augmentation
Subtitle of host publicationBest Practices in Brazilian Butt Lift
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030589455
ISBN (Print)9783030589448
StatePublished - Apr 29 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Autologous gluteal augmentation
  • Body contouring
  • Buttock lift
  • Gluteal lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Massive weight loss
  • Post-bariatric
  • Thigh lift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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