Butt Lift Overview
A butt lift, also known as an excisional back lipectomy, removes excess fat and skin in the buttocks, then tones the muscle and elevates the buttocks back to a normal position. Many people have a sagging buttocks with loose, flabby skin due to aging, genetics, and weight loss. The Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute in West Texas can help patients by performing a butt lift for a more desirable appearance. Dr. Schmid and Dr. Mooty of LPSI usually perform a butt lift by making incisions typically across the top of the buttocks at the belt line, along the sides of the buttocks while following the natural shape, and below the buttocks. Scarring is inevitable but will fade over time (eventually becoming far less noticeable, though never completely disappearing). Sometimes, a buttock lift is combined with other procedures including liposuction, a thigh lift, or tummy tuck for a more dramatic improvement. The results of a butt lift can last for years but it’s important to exercise and eat sensibly to help maintain the new, smoother, tighter, and more attractive butt.
"I cannot say how pleased I am with Dr. Schmid, his staff, and my results! The entire process from beginning to end was great!"- D. / Healthgrades / Nov 16, 2018
"Dr. Schmid and his staff at LPSI were amazing - My experience with Dr. Schmid and the rest of his staff at LPSI was amazing! They put me completely at ease, took great care of me every step of the way, and I am incredibly happy with the results of my mommy makeover!"- F. / RealSelf / May 08, 2020
"Dr. Schmid and his staff are wonderful! He was receptive to all concerns and questions during pre-op appointments and made the whole surgery process comfortable and easy to understand. He and his staff are always kind and welcoming."- S. / Healthgrades / Apr 20, 2020
"From my consultation, to my surgery and post op care Dr. Schmid and his staff have been amazing! Very detailed in his work and gave me exactly what I was asking for in my breast augmentation. His nurse answered every question I had and made me feel comfortable with my decisions. Would highly recommend him to anyone."- D.W. / Healthgrades / Apr 07, 2020
"My experience with Dr. Mooty has been tremendously positive. He listened carefully to my concerns and answered all my questions, never making me feel rushed. His bedside manner is kind, caring, and reassuring. Through two surgeries, my recovery was quicker than expected, with minimal pain and very small incisions. His nursing and office staff are excellent and answered all my questions before, during, and after treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Mooty for his skill, compassion, and professionalism."- N. / Healthgrades / Mar 03, 2020
Butt Lift Surgical Technique
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.
Butt Lift During/After Surgery
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 - 4 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Butt Lift FAQs
Butt Lift or Lipo?
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.
Weight Gain 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.
Will Scars be Visible?
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.