Buttocks Reduction and Recontouring


Aesthetic surgery of the buttocks encompasses many forms. Patients may seek to enhance buttock shape with liposuction, buttock lift, buttock implants or fat transfer procedures. Patients with traumatic buttock injuries and contour deformities from injections also require correctional procedure, often with fat injections, and autologous tissue flaps. The dramatic increase in body contouring after massive loss associated with bariatric surgical treatments for obesity has also extended to buttock contouring. Weight loss producing flat buttock deformities are often severe in nature and pushing the need for buttock enhancement surgery.

It is also important to realise the buttock reshaping surgery should address the whole back, flanks, hip and thigh as one unit, it is a rather back, buttock and thigh remodelling procedure.

Recent studies in evolutionary biology have suggested a strong correlation between the “hour-glass” figure and general physical and psychological health. This correlation is best summarized by an ideal waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 that transcends cultures, is temporally stable, and is cross-generational.

The function of the buttock musculature in stability and gait is an important consideration and often has an impact on the procedure chosen.

No procedure should be carried out on the buttock area or the posterior contour without a full assessment and complete understanding of the complexity of it. Patients seeking treatment should be made aware about the potential risk factors associated with any surgical procedure.

Plan your Posterior recontouring surgery

The consultation

It is fundamental to understand the differences between the female and male buttocks. A womens buttock is characterized by curvy lines, round volumes and prominent projection, while a mens buttock characterized by straight lines, square volumes and side depressions. Sagginess of the buttock should not be present neither full gluteal crease which may indicate early ptosis. Full assessment and knowledge of all the above is vitally important and should be brought to the attention of the patient prior to surgery. The fatty fullness under the crease, what we call banana deformity, Cellulite-contour irregularity of the skin and the saddle bag has to be addressed. Buttock contouring surgery should address all the above points to be able to produce desirable results that match our patients expectations.

The surgery

There are different techniques suiting different patients for buttock contouring surgery. They include minimally invasive procedures, liposuction, buttock lifting procedure, Buttock enhancement with lipofilling or implants procedures.

Candidates (Women and Men) who will benefit from Buttock recontouring procedures are:

  • Flattened buttocks (developmental or post weight loss)
  • Small buttocks
  • Saggy buttocks
  • Buttocks that are disproportionate in regards to corporal harmony.
  • Flattening on the sides of the buttock (Trochanteric depressions) are unfavourable aspects of the female gluteus that can benefit from the procedure.
  • Large buttocks and thighs
  • Large flanks
  • No waist definition

Australia Plastic Surgery offers the latest in Buttock Reshaping Surgery:

1-Buttock lift

2-Buttock Augmentation

3-Buttocks reduction and reshaping with or without liposuction: for patients who have large buttock.

4-Love handles liposuction: Fatty accumulation under the waist.

5-Saddle Bag correction: fatty accumulation on the sides of the thighs

6-Banana fold deformity treatment: Fold consist of fat deposit and fascial tissue at the junction of the lower part of the buttocks and the thigh.

7-Gluteal retraction Treatment: irregularity, depression and hollows on the buttock surface caused by pathological conditions of the subcutaneous tissue, fascia or muscle.

A quality Cosmetic plastic surgery arises from clear vision and understanding of the beauty concepts of the buttock. We look forward to helping you making the right decision about your health

After Surgery

You will have simple dressing and compression dressing at the back area for a week. You will also require pain killers and antibiotics for that period. A follow up appointment will be arrange for removal of dressing and wound check. The sutures are dissolvable

Back to work and normal activities

Back to work and normal activities

You encourage you to commence walking immediately after surgery. However you will need to take it quietly for the first 24-48 hours. Back to light duties in 1 week time.

Back to normal activities in 2-4 weeks time