Liposuction of Buttocks and Hips


The buttock is naturally inclined for fat concentration to provide a cushion for sitting as well as maintaining a balance throughout the body. This accumulated fat can be removed with the help of diet and exercise. However, the genetical fat pockets gather stubborn deposits, which are immune to the fitness regime. The problem of hereditary heavy buttocks and hips is especially frequent in women and it intensifies during pregnancy. Consequently, the body area may start looking disproportionate as compared to the rest of the body. To get rid of this fat and to get a more sculpted look, liposculpture of hips and buttocks can be an effective way out.

The Buttock & Hips Regions

For a good shape, liposculpture of buttocks and hips is ideally done around the buttocks, such as lower back above the buttocks, outer thighs, hips, posterior upper thigh. After buttock liposuction, the buttocks look smaller and slightly lifted due to decreased weight. The hips and buttocks liposuction are usually combined with thigh liposuction to achieve better proportions.

The Procedure Liposuction of Buttocks and Hips

Usually, tumescent liposuction is performed to get rid of buttocks lipid. The laser lipo on local anesthesia is also fast emerging as an alternative to the traditional liposuction procedure. Some surgeons prefer WaterLipoTM technique as well. During the liposuction of hips and buttocks, microcannulae instead of standard cannula are used to minimize tissue trauma. The 3mm outer diameter also helps prevent the surface irregularities and contouring errors, which are common with a cannula. To minimize the recovery time and the appearance of post-surgery scars, tiny incisions, measuring 1.5-2.0mm, are made on the target area. The cannula is then used to dislodge and remove excessive fat from the buttocks. Buttock and hips liposculpture is often performed along with a skin tightening procedure before stitching the incisions. As a result, when the body is fully recovered, a well-defined shape emerges. Mostly, at least two surgeries, spaced a few months apart, are required for a complete effect.

Post Liposuction Recovery

If the stitches are there, they are removed after at least a week and you can resume routine thereafter. Else, in the open drainage system, you can be back to your routine 3 days after the surgery. However, the body requires at least 3-4 weeks before being subjected to physical exertion. The patients need to wear compression garments for 24 hours at least 3 days and for around 8-10 hours for approximately the next 2 weeks. The garments are in the shape of skin fit shorts. Buttocks take longer to recover compared to the liposuction in other body parts, since the region is very active in daily movements, such as sitting, walking, and running. Bruising and swelling near and around the surgery area are common after hips and buttocks liposculpture and go away after a few weeks. The results are visible in around 6 months. The rest of the requisites are similar to that of standard liposuction surgery.

Patient Eligibility for Buttocks and Hips Liposuction

The pre-requisites here stay the same as that of a standard liposuction procedure. Still, here are some key pointers. The candidate should:

  • be healthy
  • has firm & elastic skin
  • has had no previous surgery on or around the buttocks area


They are similar to that of standard liposuction procedures. Here are a few key pointers:

  • Excessive Liposuction: The patients may get tempted to have more than stipulated fat removed. Excessive liposuction may result in sagging, and the buttocks and hips may look worse than the pre-treatment appearance.
  • Crease Mishap: The fibrous tissues connecting skin to muscles help create the crease between the buttock and the posterior thigh. Now, liposuction is not the method to create this crease. However, some surgeons venture out and the results are nearly always a disaster. There is usually a risk of removing excess fat in the process. This results in deformed shape.