Buttock Lift (Thong Lift)

Buttock Lift Overview

As a result of extreme weight loss, heredity, or age related changes, patients are left with loose, sagging skin around their buttock and upper thigh areas.

Butt lift surgery, also known as gluteoplasty, aims to remove excess skin and reposition the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful and pleasing body contour to the waist, hips and back of the thighs.

The ideal candidate for a buttock lift is someone who has:

  • A loss of skin elasticity in the buttock area and the back of the upper thighs due to extreme weight loss or aging
  • A saggy appearance in the buttock area due to hormonal changes, extreme weight loss or aging
  • Thighs that have a crinkled, dimpled, or fatty appearance due to lack of exercise or cellulite
  • Buttocks that appear asymmetrical or lumpy due to burns, wounds or other types of trauma

Before & After Images


In addition, it is important that the individual be:

  • A non-smoker
  • Someone in generally good health
  • Maintaining a stable weight
  • Realistic as to what the surgery can achieve

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

Dr. Chahin will discuss with you this procedure, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

FAQ - Buttock Lift (Thong Lift)


Patients report being most limited by the physical limitations after surgery and that the pain is not considerable. Most patients will have one surgical drain following this procedure that will generally be removed anywhere from 4-7 days after surgery. Our staff can aid in recommending specific pillows or supports that will make recovery easier to navigate.

Yes. Most patients do require a surgical drain after surgery that will be removed anywhere from day 4-7 post-operatively. Once the output has reached an optimal level the drain is safely and comfortably removed while you are in the office.

Yes, brazillian buttock lift aids to add volume where there is a deficit in the buttock, while the buttock lift or thong lift aids to remove excess tissue and lift the buttock. These procedures can safely be performed at the same time given that the patient is healthy and selected properly for the procedure. “Hybrid lift” is customized to each patient individually.

Potential complications include but are not limited to bleeding, scarring, infection, loss of sensation, and sensation changes to the surgical sites. All of these will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation with Dr. Chahin.

Yes! The results from a buttock lift are long lasting given that the patient maintains a consistent weight following surgery.