Roll Lift

What is a Banana Roll Lift?

The ‘banana roll’ refers to the crescent-shaped bulge of fat located just below the buttocks and above the thigh. Factors such as genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can cause the development of this often-unwanted fat deposit. A Banana Roll Lift is a specialized procedure targeting this specific region to create a smoother transition between the buttock and thigh, enhancing the overall silhouette.

Why Do I Have Banana Rolls?

Banana rolls, the stubborn fat deposits below the buttocks, arise due to various factors. Genetics plays a role; some individuals are naturally predisposed to storing fat in this area. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, leading to potential sagging and fat redistribution, with some settling under the buttocks.

Weight fluctuations also contribute, as repeated gains and losses can accentuate skin sagging and localized fat storage. Furthermore, an individual’s unique body structure and lack of muscle tone in the glutes and hamstrings can make banana rolls more pronounced.

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How It’s Done

The Banana Roll Lift primarily focuses on removing the excess fat and skin below the buttocks to create a smoother transition between the thighs and the buttocks. This procedure can involve a combination of techniques:


Often, the first approach to addressing banana rolls is liposuction. A surgeon makes tiny incisions in the target area and uses a cannula—a thin, hollow tube—to suction out the excess fat. This method can effectively reshape the contour beneath the buttocks. It’s less invasive and generally has a quicker recovery time than more extensive surgical procedures.

Skin Excision:

In cases where there’s significant loose or sagging skin, liposuction alone may not suffice. The surgeon might perform a surgical excision of the excess skin. This involves making an incision (which can usually be concealed in the natural crease beneath the buttock) and removing the unnecessary skin. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured together for a firmer appearance.

Combination Approach:

Sometimes, for optimal results, both liposuction and skin excision are performed together. This dual method ensures the removal of both excess fat and skin, creating a smoother and more toned appearance.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

Banana Roll Lift Recovery and What to Expect

Immediate Post-Operative Phase:

Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are expected. Wearing a compression garment can aid in reducing swelling and promoting healing.

Mid Recovery Phase (Weeks 1-4):

Gradual reduction in swelling allows the new contour to become more apparent. Most patients can resume light activities, but vigorous exercises should be postponed.

Long-Term Recovery:

Over the subsequent weeks and months, the final results will become increasingly visible. Maintaining a stable weight ensures the longevity of the results.

Potential Side Effects:

As with any surgical procedure, some risks include infection, changes in skin sensation, scarring, and complications from anesthesia. Regular consultations with the surgeon can help in addressing any concerns promptly.