Correction of buttock ptosis with anchoring deepithelialized skin flaps

ÇOBAN Y. K., Uzel M., Celik M.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.28, no.2, pp.116-119, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-004-3109-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-119
  • Keywords: buttock ptosis, deepithelialized skin flaps, THIGH
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


A new technique for correction of a buttock ptosis resulting from a degloving injury is presented. With this technique, the deepithelialized crescent-like zone in lateral thigh redundancy anchored to gluteal fascia through three separate incisions as used for creation of a new gluteal crease. The patient's satisfaction was good with long-term follow-up evaluation. Infragluteal fold reconstruction is achieved by reconstruction of the buttock's sustaining apparel through deepithelialized skin flaps anchored to deep gluteal fascia.