What Is the Best Age for Buttock Lift?
Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that between 2016 and 2017, buttock lift procedures — which transform a flat, saggy buttocks into a perkier and more youthful looking buttocks — increased by 13 percent. Because an attractive buttocks is a highly desirable trait to many men and women, plastic surgeons around the nation, including Portland plastic surgeon Ronald DeMars, are seeing an uptick in queries from prospective patients. One of the questions that comes up often in consultation is, “What is the best age for buttock lift?” Read on as Dr. DeMars reveals the answer.
Age Requirements for Buttock Lift
Buttock lift is considered an elective procedure and safe for adults ages 18 and older. Most trustworthy plastic surgeons do not feel comfortable performing buttock lift on minors, and instead will ask young candidates to postpone surgery until they are least 18 years old.
Waiting until a patient is 18 years old gives their body adequate time to fully mature. Performing surgery on a body that is still growing and changing can result in unsatisfactory outcomes and potentially require a revision procedure. Asking patients to wait until they are at least 18 years old also allows them to mentally mature and grasp the responsibilities and risks of undergoing plastic surgery.
Is There a “Right Age” for Buttock Lift?
As long as an individual is at least 18 years old, there is no right age to pursue buttock lift. Ultimately, the best time to pursue buttock lift is when the patient feels ready. By this, Dr. DeMars means the patient:
- Is in good physical health
- Can clearly communicate their goals of surgery
- Accepts the potential risks of surgery
- Understands the level of commitment needed to ensure a successful result
- Understands what is and isn’t realistic to expect from surgery
- Can allocate at least several weeks to recovery
Some patients meet these requirements and feel ready for buttock lift surgery at 20; others may be 30, 40 or even older. It truly depends on the individual.
Speak to Our Portland Buttock Lift Surgeon
The best way to learn more about candidacy for buttock lift as well as the surgery itself is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. DeMars. Please call (503) 253-3458 or email our practice today to request an appointment with Dr. DeMars.