Butt Lift Overview
Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth offers two different butt lift procedures for patients seeking to improve the size, shape and volume of their buttocks. The two operations that can be performed are a buttock lift and a buttock implant. To determine which of these operations will be best for you, a consultation must be scheduled with one of our highly qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeons. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals with one of our surgeons and learn more about the procedure, specifics, and potential outcomes.
Butt Lift Reviews
"Butt lift/Lipo/Fat transfer - My motivation for this is last summer2014 my butt was ok not falling due to I guess older age. This year going down on vacation to PCB I had my bikini and looked in the mirror and said OMG my butt has falling to my thighs. So I had to go out to a bathing suit store and get one of those bikini skirt bottoms, pretty though, I was ok with it but couldn't get over the fact my butt has dropped! Plus I have this stubborn fat on my back and love handles that won't go away so why not do it all at once. Get a nice smooth back w/ no rolls and use my own fat to give volume to my buttocks! Also I'm one that has never had a nice bubble butt, but I never complained about it just my big boobs and the inner tube around my tummy from having three boys! Also wanted to say this doctor has done all my surgeries and I feel comfortable with him cuz I have a few medical problems and he knows all my other doctors and he and his staff will keep me safe! Now it's just the wait and get something's in order!"- T. / RealSelf / Aug 11, 2015
Butt Lift Surgical Technique
During a traditional butt lift, incisions are usually made under the butt cheeks along the natural crease, but in cases where a lower body lift is also being performed, the incisions may be placed near the waistline as well. Liposuction is usually a part of this procedure. Once the loose skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissues pulled tight, the surgeon will essentially “lift” the butt cheeks upward and secure the incision with sutures. If the incisions were placed under the butt cheeks, the scarring will be able to be hidden with undergarments. A butt lift gives the buttocks a firmer look. The appearance of loose skin, cellulite dimples and wrinkling will be smoother and more toned.
Butt Lift During/After Surgery
During a butt lift surgery, general anesthesia is used and is performed in an accredited surgical facility, most often as an outpatient procedure. If a combination surgery is performed with a butt lift, an overnight hospital stay may be required. Swelling and bruising will last several weeks as the area heals. Scarring is also unavoidable, but every effort is made to make the incision as inconspicuous as possible so that they can be concealed. In most cases, patients will be able to sit down after 2 weeks and will be able to return to their normal routine within 6 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Procedure Recovery Location
Butt Lift FAQs
Lift or Lipo?
It depends. Both of these procedures address different cosmetic issues. For individuals who have loose skin or wrinkles under the buttock area, a butt lift is necessary. This procedure may still include liposuction if there is excess fat to be removed. Patients with a healthy skin tone who simply want a smaller buttock may see improvements with liposuction alone. These alternatives can be discussed during the initial body assessment and consultation.
Butt augmentation is a procedure in which implants are used to give the buttocks volume and a shapelier curve. Another common procedure is the Brazilian butt lift, which gives the buttocks the same effect as butt augmentation except instead of using an implant, a fat transfer is performed. It is important to note that although a butt lift improves the firmness of the butt, it does not add volume. Some patients may benefit from a combined procedure that involves a butt lift with a fat transfer or implants.
A butt lift is recommended for those who are close to or at their goal weight. When there is a significant weight gain after this surgery, the surgical results can be compromised. Similar to any body contouring procedure where the shape and contour of the body is enhanced, adhering to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and regular exercise will help maintain the results for years.
How Bad is the Scarring?
As with most skin removal surgeries, there will be some scarring with a butt lift procedure. The plastic surgeon will make every effort to minimize scarring and their visibility by placing the incisions within the natural folds under the buttocks. Post-surgery care is very important for effective healing of the wound. Compression garments and topical creams will also help. Over the years, the scars will fade and flatten out.