What is a butt lift?
A traditional Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that is used to pull the skin of the buttocks tighter, removing some of the excess back skin, and re-contouring the underlying tissues of the buttocks. This is sometimes done with an auto-augmentation of the butt using your own tissue to augment the flattened tissue. A buttocks lift can give you your old shape back in just a few hours of surgery. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, our surgeons will work closely with you to achieve the look that you desire. Many of our patients partner this procedure with other treatment options to give them a more proportioned and shapelier body. We highly recommend scheduling a consultation with us at our Jacksonville office to learn more about how a butt lift may benefit you.
How is a butt lift performed?
During a traditional butt lift procedure, incisions will be made under the butt cheeks along the natural fold where the butt meets the upper thighs. Any hanging, loose skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin and underlying tissue will be pulled tight to a new position. The incisions are closed with sutures. Once the incisions heal, the scars left behind will be somewhat inconspicuous because of where they reside. It is important to note that liposuction is sometimes a part of this procedure if excess fat is also a concern.
What can I expect during and after a butt lift?
Butt lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours to complete. Swelling and bruising will be evident for the first several months, but once this subsides patients are usually able to see the surgical results. It could take from 6 months up to a full year for the final results to take shape.
Butt Lift FAQ
Should I get a Butt Lift or Liposuction?
For patients who have hanging and loose skin or wrinkles under the buttocks, a butt lift will be necessary. Liposuction is a fat removal procedure. If the skin tone and laxity around the buttocks is healthy, and excess fat is the problem, liposuction may be recommended.
What About Butt Implants?
Butt augmentation surgery using implants is yet another option to consider. This procedure provides extra height and volume, but uses a silicone butt implant to achieve these results. Between butt implants, the Brazilian butt lift using a fat transfer, and a traditional butt lift, patients have many alternatives to choose from in order to meet their aesthetic goals. It is important to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique with us so that the desired results can be attained safely.
What happens if I Gain weight After Surgery?
Weight gain could compromise your new, enhanced figure. For the best long-term results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Does a butt lift cause visible scarring?
Scarring is a part of this procedure. However, an experienced cosmetic surgeon will work to minimize the scarring as much as possible. During surgery, the incisions are usually placed within the natural folds on the underside of the buttocks, which helps keep them inconspicuous. For the most part, the scars from this procedure will be easily concealed with undergarments or a bathing suit.
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What is the Expected Cost of a butt lift?
The cost for a butt lift procedure will vary depending on the extent of the surgery and whether or not another procedure, such as liposuction, was included. On average, this surgery will cost between $11,000-$15,000.