What is a buttock augmentation?

Buttock augmentation is a completely personalized procedure, so the exact steps to follow will depend on the aesthetic goals of the patient, skin quality and original shape and size. In general, the buttock augmentation involves two procedures: 

Liposuction with fat transfer or buttock implants, this only gives the buttocks greater volume. 

The buttock lift is indicated when there is a decrease in the buttocks caused by excess skin and / or lack of gluteal volume. This is seen more commonly in older patients or with massive weight loss. 

This procedure involves making an incision under the hip and moving up and removing excess skin from the bottom to lift the buttocks. With several years of experience, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon in Mexico can recommend the best procedure indicated for each case, with the honesty and commitment to improve the figure by offering care and care of the best quality.

Before and During the Procedure

Before undergoing a Buttock augmentation, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon makes a detailed consultation and assessment. During this appointment, determine if you are a candidate, explain the procedure, discuss your expectations and take action. The doctor may require some preoperative studies and ask that you stop certain medications before treatment.

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo performs traditional liposuction. Make small incisions through which you insert a cannula. Delicately move the cannula to collect unwanted fat (abdomen, back, waist), depositing it in a sterile bottle to be used later for fat transfer. To obtain a good result it is very important that the patient does not present the buttocks descended by excess skin, since giving volume will not cause them to get up.

Buttock lift it is recommended when there is a decrease in the area of the buttocks due to excess skin of the lower half of the back. This is common in older patients or after massive weight loss. This procedure consists in making a horizontal incision in the back, under the hip, to move and remove the excess skin, also raising the buttocks.

After the Procedure and Recovering

The buttock lift usually requires a one-night hospital stay. After surgery, you must use a girdle that helps for faster recovery. Recovery usually takes three to four weeks, during this time you should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks. You can return to work within 2 to 4 weeks, depending on each case and physical activity. Dr. Rodolfo Castillo will make recommendations regarding physical activity and exercise routine.

After the procedure, you will notice immediate results, as the recovery progresses, the gluteus area will be seen with more volume and firmness. With a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and regular exercise, you can enjoy the results of the surgery for several years.


Following your Buttock augmentation surgery, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo will recommend you to:

  • Avoid prolonged sitting for about two weeks 
  • Sleep face down or on your side
  • Use a pillow or cushion placed behind the legs (hamstring muscles) to help raise the buttocks, avoiding pressure onto the fat grafts
  • In some cases, you will need to seek a lymphatic massage from a licensed massage therapist
  • In case of any infection, wash the wound with soap and water. If discomfort persists, contact your Patient Care Coordinator