What is a buttocks thread lift?
A butt thread lift is the modern alternative to the butt lift, eliminating the need for implants or major surgery.
Threads are placed along the length of the buttocks in the subcutaneous tissue, such that the buttocks are elevated, becoming perkier and more rounded, the legs look longer and the body is better proportioned.
However, the procedure is not suitable for everyone and the threads may not have the desired effect, owing to the characteristics of the patient’s body or the threads themselves.
Why is it done?
A butt thread lift is essentially a simpler, less onerous alternative to major surgery. The principal advantages of this method are as follows:
- A hospital stay is not required
- No scarring
- Immediate result
- You can return to your everyday routine without restrictions
- It is less expensive than the conventional surgical procedure
Its disadvantages are as follows:
- It is not a standard buttock augmentation but a buttock lift; as such, it is not a replacement for buttock augmentation.
- The result is not permanent - it lasts around two years, although the effects vary between individuals.
- Sometimes, reddening and swelling occurs.
What does it involve?
If the surgeon recommends use of surgical threads to elevate the buttocks, the procedure —which takes around one hour— is as follows. First, the surgeon applies a local anaesthetic having a duration of action between one and two hours. Then, he disinfects the area and once everything is completely clean, he makes some markings where small incisions will be made on the buttocks and through which the threads will be placed. Once the threads are in place, the incisions are closed, and, after a minimum rest period of between 24 and 72 hours, you can resume your normal lifestyle.
As the intervention is performed under local anaesthesia, you can return home on the same day. The procedure is painless and, under optimal conditions, recovery takes around three or four days. You may experience some discomfort in the first few days, but any discomfort should not persist over time.