Butt Lift Procedure – A Complete Guide

A McLean butt lift is a cosmetic procedure in which the excess fat and skin are removed. This remaining amount of skin is restructured to give the buttocks a toned look. To get a detailed understanding of butt lift and its procedure, keep reading. 


The procedure involves fat grafting that gives a natural look. Butt lift procedures involve the following steps: 

  1. Administering anesthesia: before the procedure starts, the doctor administers general anesthesia. If the fat transfer is small, the doctor may use local anesthesia. The doctor only proceeds once the anesthesia has started its effect. 
  2. Liposuction: (lipo means fats) this step begins with an incision in the skin, and later a tube is used to remove the fat from the thighs, hips, and belly. 
  3. Fat transfer: once the fat is removed, the doctor makes 2-4 incisions in the skin and transfers processed fat into the buttock. This step gives the buttock a more rounded and complete look. 
  4. Stitching up: once the processed fat is transferred, all incisions are stitched, and a compression garment is applied to the affected areas of the skin to minimize the bleeding. 

To get complete results, the patient may require multiple sessions of the procedure mentioned above. 


A few expected benefits have been mentioned in this post, these include: 

  1. Compared to other forms of buttock surgery like silicone implants, a butt lift provides more natural-looking results and gives the buttock a more rounded appearance. 
  2. The chances of infection compared to silicone implants are less. 
  3. Butt lift surgery is classified as a contouring surgery as it reduces fat from other parts of the body. 

Along with benefits, the procedure involves a few side effects. These side effects have been mentioned below. 

Side effects: 

The risks involved are less than a silicone implant. A few very serious side effects include: 

  1. Infection is rare, but if the patient notices a smell from injected areas or yellowish-green discharge. They may need immediate medical assistance. 
  2. Pain: pain may last for a few days after the procedure; the patient might also face pain while sitting or standing. 
  3. Lumps: lumps have been reported by patients in areas of liposuction or fat transfer. 
  4. Respiratory distress: if the fat transfer is not done accurately, the fat can enter one of the large veins and travel to the lungs. Respiratory distress can lead to death. 

Statistical Reports have confirmed a fatality rate of 1 in every 3000 patients taking up a butt lift. If you consider a butt lift, you may consult your doctor and question them about the possible side effects. 

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