I lost a lot of weight and now my buttocks look flat and have extra skin. What can I do?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
Think of the buttocks as balloons. If a balloon is full of air, it looks tight and round. If air is let out of the balloon, the balloon looks less round and begins to ripple. In the case of the buttocks, the skin is equivalent to the balloon itself and the fat and muscle underneath are equivalent to the air filling the balloon. Weight loss results in a loss of fat, which like the deflating balloon may cause the buttocks to become flat and have skin excess (visible as wrinkled skin). This deflated appearance can be addressed either by tightening the skin or increasing the volume of the fat or muscle under the skin. Skin tightening can be achieved by minimally invasive options, like BodyTite (read more here) or more invasive skin excision procedures like a lower body lift (more details here). The volume of the buttocks, alternatively, can be increased with fat grafting (read more here) or implants.