Buttock lift procedure
There are 3 main types of buttock lift:
– Upper Lift: when the buttocks have seriously sagged, this type of lift will allow the buttocks to be raised and any “saddlebag” issue can be corrected using liposuction. Dr Merle will remove the excess skin and fat above the buttocks and then “lift” them. The V-shaped scar above the buttocks can easily be camouflaged with a tattoo or hidden at the panty line.
– Lower lift: if the sagging only affects the lower part of the buttock, then this type of lift will allow the skin hanging down below the buttocks to be removed and the under buttock crease to be redefined. Any scar will be hidden in this crease.
– Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or butt lipofilling: this allows buttock volume to be increased and results enhanced, in conjunction with an upper lift. Dr Merle will use fat that he has carefully removed using liposuction, to re-inject into the buttocks to improve shape and volume. When performed in conjunction with liposuction, lipofilling will help redefine proportionate contours. It can also be envisaged without undergoing a buttock lift if you want to improve shape without having scars.
An upper or lower lift will take between 1 and 2 hours to perform. It is carried out under a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation. After the procedure, the patient may be able to leave the hospital on the same day or, in some cases, may have to stay in for 24 hours.
A Brazilian lift is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes around 1 to 2 hours but this will depend on the volume sought.
The cost of a buttock lift procedure performed in Antibes by aesthetic and plastic surgeon Doctor Roman Merle, starts at €3000 and is not reimbursed by Social Security.