Hanging (Sagging) Buttocks
In young people the buttocks are hard, but already in teenagers and especially if no training is undertaken and after weight-loss, the buttocks can start to sag. The protruding parts in the middle then become flat, and most people, especially women, do not like this. Later in life it is a natural phenomenon. Today, we can use autologous fat to augment the middle part of the bottom, which then becomes more attractive. A more dramatic change occurs if we use an implant (South America) but the disadvantage is of course the insertion of a foreign material. If no fat is at hand, a gluteoplasty, performed in our way by the removal of a large ellipse of skin and fat in the gluteal area, gives satisfactory or even very good results.
A combination of these techniques, skin reduction and lipoaugmentation, can give excellent or even elegant results. Please note that the skin and soft tissue reduction should not be made above the behind, because it creates ugly scars in the wrong place. Furthermore the skin reduction would be too far away from the real problem in the lower part of the buttocks.
The disadvantage of removing a piece of tissue in the lower part of the gluteous is that you have to refrain from sitting on your buttocks for 4-6 weeks. You can stand up, walk and lie down, and it is also possible to kneel with the help of a special chair. However, the final result will be better by our technique than after any other type of gluteoplasty. The scar will be limited and you will have a new elegant shape after only a few months.
Correction of hanging (sagging) buttocks is performed at the Institute of Plastic Surgery, Western Harbour, Malmö, Sweden.