A butt lift surgery is a procedure that tightens and lifts the skin of the buttocks. The surrounding tissue is repositioned and excess skin removed in order to create a more pleasing and youthful appearance.This treatment should not be confused with that of the Brazilian butt lift, which adds volume to the buttocks through the use of injections of the patients own fat to increase projection and create a sort of lifted effect. A drawback to the procedure is that it may flatten out the buttocks too much. In such cases, a lift may be performed in combination with a fat grafting procedure or additional augmentation methods involving the use of extra skin taken from the patient. This treatment is typically performed on patients with excess amounts of hanging, loose skin on the buttocks and the backs of the upper thighs. The treatment can also be beneficial to the appearance of cellulite. The overall goal is to return the body to a more normal appearance after skin has lost its elasticity due to either age related change or extreme weight loss. While small bits of fat may be removed along with your excess skin, the procedure is not intended as a solution for the removal of large fat deposits. It is recommended that patients be stable, and near their ideal weight prior to considering this surgery. Ideal candidates for the operation are non-smokers who are in good health and are able to maintain a stable weight through a proper diet and exercise. It is also important for the patient to have a set of realistic expectations and a positive outlook lifting belts manufacturers regarding the possible outcome. During the recovery process, patients are advised not to sit for at least a week post operation. While most are able to return to their daily routines after 2 weeks, it is only appropriate provides there are not long periods of required sitting. In addition, strenuous activities should be avoided for four to six weeks. The surgery is often performed in conjunction with various other procedures in order to enhance the results. Other treatments include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction. Body lifts are also common. The possibilities are virtually endless. If you are interested in pursuing this type of procedure, the best place to begin is by contacting a board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will best be able to provide you with the information and counsel necessary to embark upon your surgical journey.