Gluteoplasty or buttock reshaping is a procedure that restores contour and shape to the buttock area.

There are different types of patients who wish to undergo this type of intervention, among which we can highlight:


  • Patients with deformities, subsidence, irregularities or alterations in the contour of the buttocks.
  • Patients with sagging, poorly defined, poorly toned buttocks.
  • Patients who after major weight loss present the buttocks area with little shape, flat and with straight lines, without the typical curves of this area.
  • Patients with excess skin and little projection.
  • Patients who simply wish to increase the size of their buttocks or the curvature and projection of their buttocks, as well as improve their overall silhouette and body contour.

What does gluteoplasty consist of?

Gluteoplasty can be performed by different techniques, alternatively or in combination. The main ones are:


  • Buttock augmentation with your own fat.

    This procedure is indicated for patients who have an accumulation of fat that they wish to eliminate (e.g. abdomen, flanks, hips, etc.). This excess fat is extracted and processed and then grafted to the gluteal area to give it shape, firmness and improve its contour. This procedure is simple, with predictable results, minimal incisions and scarring (1-2 mm), and low risk of complications. In this procedure, two areas are treated: the donor area, from where we extract fat; and the recipient area, in this case the gluteal area, where we graft it. Therefore, it would be at the same time a “liposculpture”. The fat, once it attaches to the recipient area (the buttocks) remains there for life.

  • Buttock augmentation with prosthesis.

    It is the procedure indicated for patients who wish to increase the volume of the buttocks, define its shape, give it smoothness, projection, etc. but are thin and therefore their adipose tissue is insufficient to make a fat augmentation. The prostheses are placed inside the gluteus maximus muscle through two small incisions hidden in the internal gluteal area, therefore they are completely hidden. It will be necessary in this case to periodically review the prosthesis with your plastic surgeon.

  • Combination of the two previous procedures.

    For patients who need or desire moderate to large augmentation, and who have a limited amount of adipose tissue donor area.

  • Gluteoplasty with flaps

    This surgery uses only the patient’s own tissue and is especially indicated for patients with excess skin and tissue in that area after major weight loss.
    It consists of removing the excess skin and remodeling the internal tissues (subcutaneous cellular tissue, fat, etc.), giving them a new shape and support to return a harmonious contour to the area (both in terms of shape and projection, smoothness, etc.).


How long does the buttock augmentation operation last?

The duration of this surgery varies from one and a half to three hours, depending on the technique(s) used.

The procedure must be performed under general anesthesia and the patient is usually hospitalized for 12 to 24 hours. Drains must be worn for at least 5 days, and after a week the stitches can be removed.

Recovery and return to normal activity takes 10-14 days, and sports activity can be resumed after 3-4 weeks.

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