A butt lift is a procedure that offers individuals the opportunity to attain tighter and more toned buttocks through cosmetic surgery. Natural body changes, such as aging and weight loss, can leave the rear-end sagging with unwanted loose skin. Patients who experience a massive weight loss may have significant wrinkling and loose skin under the butt where it meets the upper thigh area. During butt lift surgery, Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett, removes this excess skin and the tissue on this area is lifted and secured to create a nice, tighter, and more toned appearance. A butt lift is a skin tightening technique, and it should not be confused with butt augmentation, which involves a natural fat transfer or implants to add shape and volume. In many cases, it is common to combine a butt lift, with an augmentation technique for an optimal aesthetic outcome.
A surgical butt lift is reserved for patients who have loose, hanging skin on and under the buttock. Weight loss patients are usually great candidates for this procedure because once the weight has been lost, the skin typically does not shrink back to its natural state. This surgery removes this skin and creates a normal appearance.
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"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
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What to Expect
Butt lift surgery typically consists of incisions made underneath the butt cheeks, where the cheek meets the upper thigh. During the procedure, any loose or hanging skin will be cut away and the remaining skin will be lifted and pulled securely into a new position. Sutures are used to securely hold the skin in its new position. In some cases, liposuction may be needed to remove existing, unwanted fat pockets. After the healing process, there will be minimal scarring, however, it will not be visible because of the placement of the incision.
Butt Lift Recovery
Taking approximately 2 hours to fully complete, butt lift surgery is an outpatient procedure generally performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. There will be bruising and swelling near the incision area, and walking will be difficult the first few days after surgery. A full recovery from this surgery is usually evident within 3-6 months. With a healthy lifestyle and diet, the surgical results should last a lifetime.
The overall cost of butt lift surgery varies among patients based on their individual needs as well as if liposuction is needed. Patients should expect to pay between $5,000-$10,000 for this procedure.
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A surgical butt lift can create dramatic improvement to the rear-end, especially for weight loss patients seeking to finalize their personal transformation. This surgery creates a tighter butt, a shapelier silhouette, but more importantly, it allows patients to be free to wear the clothes they desire, move about more freely, and exercise without having a saggy butt. For more information on this skin tightening procedure, we invite you to call our plastic surgery office today and schedule your consultation.