For a Hybrid Butt lift in Brisbane, visit Dr Perron
Want to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks but not sure what your options are? Here is why you should consider a hybrid butt lift.
The Hybrid Butt Lift Explained
To perform a hybrid butt lift, Dr Justin Perron uses existing tissue and skin to reshape and lift your buttocks. Minimal injectables are used which means the outcome is more predictable and there are fewer risks.
To complete the procedure, Dr Perron will make an incision along the lower back—from hip to hip. Excess skin below the incision is pulled up which lifts the buttocks. Any extra skin and fat are then used to create a ‘pillow’, which acts as the volume for the buttocks. Small injections are then used in the ‘safe zone’ to shape the buttock and achieve the desired look.
The average hybrid butt lift takes anywhere from two to five hours to complete under a general anaesthetic.
Hybrid butt lift is great for weight loss patients
This surgery is ideal as part of a body contouring treatment plan following significant weight loss. Many patients who have finally reached a healthy weight notice a fullness in the buttocks. A hybrid butt lift helps remove excess fat and sagging skin to achieve a more desirable buttock shape. Some fat grafting may be incorporated into the procedure if a very specific result needs to be achieved.
Butt lift from a plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon
Dr Justin Perron is a Canadian born, Australian trained plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon. He now offers the hybrid butt lift for patients in and around Brisbane as a safer alternative to a Brazilian butt lift. If you would like to know more about a hybrid butt lift and why it’s better than a Brazilian butt lift, contact Dr Justin Perron today.
Hybrid Butt Lift Surgery
Before a hybrid butt lift can be considered, patients should be in good health – this is the same for any type of cosmetic surgery procedure. In terms of your weight, it’s best to achieve your goal weight prior to surgery. By being in better shape before surgery, it will enhance your results and ensure a smoother recovery.
A hybrid butt lift can take up to five hours and will require a general anaesthetic. Once the incisions are made and the skin lifted, the incisions will be closed using sutures and a compression garment will be applied. Patients may need to spend a night in hospital but Dr Perron will advise you accordingly after your surgery. Drains may need to be inserted to remove any fluid, but these will be removed several days later. The compression garment, on the other hand, will need to be worn for several weeks to achieve the best outcome.
Patients will need to spend several days at home to recover after a butt lift. It will also be necessary to avoid strenuous exercise for at least a month, particularly if it impacts your lower body. Pain and swelling can be managed with medication and by wearing the necessary compression garment. Recovery will take patience and the final results of your procedure will only be visible after several months. To maintain these results, it’s essential for patients to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
Butt Lifts – A Look at Your Other Options
When it comes to enhancing the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift is one of the other options that patients can consider. To complete this procedure, fat is removed from one area of the body and transferred to the buttocks to achieve a perkier shape.
This procedure can cost up to $15,000 and unfortunately has the highest mortality rate of any cosmetic procedure – over one in every 3,000 operations end in death. The reason a Brazilian Butt Lift is such an unsafe procedure is that the process of injecting the body fat back into the buttocks can easily result in the needle intersecting with a vain and having the fat transfer through the vein straight to the heart and lungs, resulting in a very quick death. It’s extremely important to understand the risks associated with such a difficult surgery, Dr Perron is confident that the Hybrid Butt Lift is the safest procedure for patients who want to improve the appearance of their buttocks.
If you do decide you would still like to invest in Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will need to do a lot of research and find an accredited Plastic Surgeon that is on the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member Database. Always ask to see before and after photos from your chosen plastic surgeon to decide whether they can help you achieve your desired result.
Another option is having gel or silicone implants inserted into the buttocks. While this procedure was once quite common, more and more patients that underwent this surgery experienced implant ruptures, resulting in silicone or gel leaking into other areas of the body. This was not only an infection risk but it created a lumpy, undesirable appearance. Fixing a ruptured implant can be difficult and often results in a lack of symmetry. Plus, it means having to schedule a second surgery.
Hybrid Butt Lift FAQs
There is no way to determine an exact cost for this surgery because every patient has very specific requirements. During your consultation, Dr Perron will be able to provide you with a better idea of the cost once an examination has been performed, and other factors such as hospital and anaesthetist fees have been considered. Since this is cosmetic surgery, Medicare and private health insurance providers will not cover the costs.
Since an incision will be required to lift the skin and create the new buttock shape, some scarring will be present after surgery. Every step will be taken to minimise scarring though and Dr Perron will provide you with scar management instructions after surgery. For one, keeping the incisions out of direct sunlight until they’re fully healed can keep scars lighter.
As with all surgical procedures, there is some degree of risk involved. Along with the usual side effects, which includes bruising, swelling and discomfort, there are a few other risks associated with a hybrid butt lift, including:
- Excess bleeding
- Irregular skin surface
- Excess fluid accumulation
Dr Perron will take you through all of the potential risks associated with this procedure and what will be done to minimise them. You will also receive an antibiotic after surgery that will help prevent any potential infections.
Yes, a butt lift is very often included in a full lower body lift, which also focuses on the abdomen and thighs. Keep in mind that adding extra procedures will increase time in surgery and can affect both the cost and recovery period required. One benefit of undergoing all procedures at once is that only one recovery period will be required.