What is a buttocks lift?
Fluctuations in weight, aging, pregnancy and even genetics can all cause the buttocks to lose elasticity, which can result in a dropping and sagging appearance. A buttocks lift, often referred to as simply a butt lift, tightens, reshapes and tones the loose and sagging skin in the buttocks, posterior thighs, hips, outer thighs and anterior thighs for a more youthful, balanced appearance.
The Brazilian butt lift is a variation of the classic butt lift and uses a technique that enhances the shape and size of the posterior for a more prominent and perky buttocks area. Your RTH doctor will recommend the right technique for you based on your desired results.
A butt lift is most commonly performed to achieve the following results:
- Reduce and remove excess skin and fat from the buttocks region
- Reshape and smooth the contours of the butt and thighs
- Create a more tightened, toned appearance
- Improve overall balance and proportion
What to expect
- Step 1Consultation
- Step 2Preparation
- Step 3Surgery
- Step 4Recovery
- Step 5Results
Step 1 Consultation
A thorough consultation is an important first step when deciding if a butt lift is the right option for you. One of our board certified surgeons will discuss your desired results with you and provide an honest, professional opinion on how best to achieve those results. We also make certain that you are a good candidate for the procedure, taking into account your age, health, medical background and other factors that could affect the safety and effectiveness of your surgery. All of our consultations are conducted with the goal of making sure our patients feel comfortable, confident and informed about the butt lift process.
Step 2 Preparation
Well before your surgery, let RTH know of any medications you take. Three weeks prior and three weeks after your surgery, we strongly suggest limiting your alcohol and tobacco intake. Two weeks prior and two weeks after, you should not take any medication that may thin your blood such as aspirin or ibuprofen products.
The evening before your surgery, refrain from eating or drinking anything including water, and do not smoke. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any other symptoms of illness before your surgery, let RTH know right away.
The day of your procedure, refrain from wearing makeup, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, lotion or perfume. We also advise wearing comfortable clothing. Prepare to have a responsible adult provide you with transportation after your procedure and make arrangements for any care or assistance you may need 24 hours after surgery.
Step 3 Surgery
Before your procedure, your surgeon will answer any questions that may have come up since your consultation. You will also have the opportunity to meet the RTH staff assisting your surgeon during your procedure. Every effort is made to make certain that all of your concerns are addressed and you are as comfortable as possible.
When it is time to begin, you will be taken to our state-of-the-art surgical suite and comfortably fall asleep under general anesthesia. A butt lift procedure typically takes two to four hours, depending on the technique being used and if you are having additional procedures to enhance your results. During the procedure, incisions are made underneath the buttocks where they are not visible. Your surgeon then removes the excess skin and fat to reshape the area for a natural result.
Step 4 Recovery
Initial recovery takes about seven to ten days, and complete recovery takes about four to six weeks. For several weeks following your surgery, avoid strenuous activities and sitting on your backside whenever possible. Remember that everyone recovers differently, and you may need more or less time before you feel 100% again. A few days after your surgery, your RTH doctor will follow-up to see how you are healing and prescribe any necessary medication.
Step 5 Results
While results vary based on the individual, most butt lift patients enjoy a comfortable and shapely posterior with a buttocks and upper thigh area that appears more youthful and proportionate to the rest of the body. An increase in self confidence is also a common and pleasant side effect. During your consultation, your doctor will thoroughly explain what results to expect.
Q: Is a buttocks lift right for me?
If you struggle with loose, sagging skin and excess fat in your posterior, or your buttocks is low, flat or shaped unevenly, a butt lift may be the right option for you. Many patients who originally inquire about liposuction find that their results can be best achieved with a butt lift. Butt lifts can be performed on both men and women of normal weight. All butt lift candidates must be in good health and have no pre-existing medical conditions that could create complications.
Q: Why choose RTH Plastic Surgery for my buttocks lift?
When choosing a plastic surgeon for a buttocks lift, there are three important qualifications to consider: training, experience and personal attention. Dr. Hajjar is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Above all, your doctor should be someone you trust to deliver exceptional results and perform a safe and effective procedure.
Dr. Hajjar is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and vast experience performing buttocks lift surgeries. Our surgeon spends the necessary time with every patient to answer any questions and address any concerns. We make it a priority to ensure our patients are well-informed and completely comfortable with their decisions. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we maintain an efficient procedure calendar and use the latest techniques and technology to minimize your recovery time and maximize your results.
Q: Will my insurance cover a buttocks lift?
Insurance companies commonly do not cover an elective or cosmetic surgery like a butt lift unless it is performed to correct a medical or health condition. If you plan to use insurance as payment, we strongly suggest consulting with your provider to discuss if the procedure is covered in part or in full by your current plan.
Q: Will my butt lift have a natural result?
At RTH, we use the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to reduce the possibility of scarring or other visible signs that a procedure was performed. While results vary based on the individual, we focus on creating the most natural results possible. During your consultation, your doctor will thoroughly explain what results to expect.
Q: How long will results last?
The longevity of results varies and is dependent on body type and lifestyle. Typically, you can expect butt lift results to be long lasting, provided you maintain your weight.
Q: What are the risks of a butt lift procedure?
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complication related to infection. Some people may wake up from surgery feeling groggy and experience an upset stomach, side effects of the anesthesia that are very temporary. We are happy to explain in detail any of the risks involved prior to your surgery. We carefully review your complete medical history and all medications you are on to prevent any complications associated with your butt lift.
Other risks associated with butt lifts may include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Contour irregularities
- Skin sensitivity
Q: Can I have additional procedures in combination with my butt lift to enhance results?
Yes, your RTH doctor can recommend additional services that may enhance your desired results, which can include liposuction, VelaShape, CoolSculpting or other body contouring procedures.