When considering plastic surgery to lift the buttocks, you should know that there are two methods that can be used to achieve this goal. These are the surgical butt lift which involves the removal of excess skin from the buttocks, and also the Brazilian butt lift which is performed with fat transfer. The first procedure entails more risks and potential complications as it is a more complex surgical procedure, compared to the Brazilian butt lift where only very small incisions are needed. However, whatever the procedure might be recommended for your particular case and based on your current anatomy, not all patients with a medical indication to undergo a butt lift are eligible to have the procedure done. Here are some signs that you should avoid the butt lift surgery: 1. You are not happy with the idea of scars More significant scars are left behind when butt lift is performed as the plastic surgeon needs to remove the excess skin. This is often the case when the patient has undergone drastic weight loss after bariatric surgery or another type of weight loss program. As a general rule, the scars are lengthier if the amount of tissue to be removed is more considerable. The plastic surgeon should inform you during the pre-operative consultation about what you can expect in terms of scarring and that these scars are permanent. If you don’t want to be left with or you are hoping that they will miraculously disappear in time, this is a sign you should avoid the butt lift surgery. 2. You think you can get away with sitting on the buttocks immediately after surgery One of the discomforts of undergoing butt surgery is not being able to sit on the buttocks or lying on the back for three weeks after the procedure. This is a firm recommendation and the success of the procedure, as well avoiding unnecessary complications, is dependent on the patient’s ability to follow this instruction. If you believe this rule is not mandatory to be followed and there is nothing wrong sitting on your buttocks shortly after the butt lift, this is a sign you should avoid getting a butt lift. 3. You are not willing to accept the fact that the butt lift entails potential risks The risks and potential complications associated with the butt lift procedure will also be presented by the plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. It is true that they occur in rare cases and the incidence rate is very low for patients following the recommendations and having a strong medical indication for the procedure; however, when it comes to a surgery, there are always risks involved. If you are not ready to be faced with these risks, this is a sign you should avoid the butt lift surgery.