60-120 minutes
Local + sedation / General
0-1 night
Return to society
1-2 weeks

Gluteoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to define the gluteal region. Buttocks play a central role in the aesthetic of the body and sexuality. Redefinition and re-shaping of buttock has several indications:

  • Poor definition of buttock profile. This defect may be congenital and not correctable with sports. In these cases, surgery can reshape the buttock redefine volumes
  • Ptosis. Skin laxity, aging or weight loss may produce ptosis. Several surgical techniques address this issue, reshaping and lifting the adipose component.
  • Skin excess, often resulting after weight loss or intrinsic laxity. The excess can be surgically removed to restore the proper tension and tone
  • Localized fat. A proper diet is able to reduce the overall adiposity, although it hardly addresses any localized adiposity, especially in the gluteal region. This issue can be treated in the same procedure with a targeted liposuction


Gluteoplasty consists of several procedures that can be effectively combined:

  • Liposuction. Fundamental technique to define profile, to shape volumes and eliminate localized fat
  • Lipofilling. This procedure is able to bring new volume in a region with adipose tissue collected from the same patient. This technique is essential to redistribute volumes and re-tight the overlying skin
  • Suspension wires. These special materials allow to reshape and lift the volumes of the gluteal region by minimal incisions that lie in the natural skin folds. This type of lift counteracts gravity and produces a natural effect.
  • Removal of cutaneous excess. This procedure is performed in severe cases only. Residual a scar is planned in natural creases.


Gluteoplasty procedure takes 1-2 hours depending on severity and ancillary procedures. Surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation in day-hospital. In severe cases, surgery is performed under general anesthesia and one night of hospitalization.

The patient has to wear a compressive garment for 30 days. Buttocks could be swollen and bruised. These symptoms regress spontaneously in 2 or 3 months.

Daily activities are allowed 7-10 days after surgery. Intense physical activity is allowed 30 days after surgery.