Individuals who have excess or saggy skin around the buttocks often visit board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Sot, at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando to receive a butt lift surgery. Unlike the “Brazilian butt lift,” this procedure corrects loose skin on and below the buttocks. During a buff lift procedure, advanced techniques are used to remove droopy skin and tighten tissue to create a perkier look. There are various reasons that cause the skin on and around the buttocks to sag, but Dr. Soto is a highly-trained plastic surgeon that will consult with you to develop a treatment plan that is customized to your specific aesthetic goals to achieve the look you desire.
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 are 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 Reviews
"Incredible Brazilian Butt Lift - What a Transformation - Wow- what an artistic surgeon! An incredible lipo that was done that totally amazed me. I have an hour glass figure. I went in for a lipo consultation for my belly and lovehandles. I ended up with a brazilian butt lift which is removing fat from the belly and love handles and put that same fat back to my butt area.He created a well rounded butt which I never had before. What an amazing transformation! My doctor was no doubt a professional in his field. After my consultation he highly recommended the brazilian butt lift for me and I am so glad I listened to him and did it. First day after surgery was difficult, but after that every day is better. I can't sit on the butt for 4 weeks, very challenging but well worth it. "- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 16, 2009
"Brazillian Butt Lift - Amazing Job - Orlando, FL - I am so glad that I had this procedure done. I was looking for a quick way to change my body and get rid of all the fat that I so much disliked. I definitely hate working out and Dr. S had the perfect solution for me, a Brazilian Butt Lift. I got rid of the the love handles that made me look square. Not to mention that my butt has a fuller look and I now have a tiny waste line, the perfect hourglass shape. My confidence has been boosted and I feel great about myself. Thank you Dr. S for such an amazing job! "- R. / RealSelf / Jan 20, 2010
"Editorial review from Citysearch - Dr Soto was recommended to me by a former patient of his. Since being referred, I've undergone two surgeries with him: a Brazilian butt lift and a revision of my breast lift (done by another surgeon years ago). Having been treated by 2 different plastic surgeons prior to my surgeries with Dr Soto left me wary and unsure of ever achieving my aesthetic goals. After my 1st consult, I decided to take the plunge - I could not be happier with my results. Dr Soto's work truly speaks for itself, I look and feel great. Not only does he listen and take time to understand - he ensures that the outcome is nothing short of the patient's goals. He knows how to create an environment of comfort and trust, and is a true visionary in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone! I have the utmost confidence that he will go above and beyond what is expected. I have a newfound confidence and love for my body!! Dana T., Orlando, FL"- D. / Judy's Book / Jul 08, 2012
"I had a tummy tuck 3 weeks ago and I’m already excited about my results. Dr Soto is stern and expects a certain level of competence from his patients. I can tell he wants his work to be perfect. He seemed a little to stern at my second post op visit but at my third visit he explained why. Made total sense once he explained the meaning behind everything. I love how when he talks to you, he’s talking to you. Not just going through the motions because it’s his job but he actually sees you as a patient and not just money. I did a lot of research on plastic surgeons in the Orlando area and concluded that he would be well worth the cost. Like I mentioned above, I’m only 3 weeks (to the day) post op and I’m excited to reveal my new shape. I have to admit one thing, I’ve had two c-sections and a breast augmentation in the past, this surgery was much more painful. A few people said if I did well with a c-section (which I tolerated well), then a tummy tuck would be tolerable. My first two days where very hard. It literally felt like hot pokers we’re stuck in my stomach. The incision is extremely numb and my upper pubic area is very sensitive. Other then that, as of right now, I’m doing well. The binders/belly board/waist trainer are almost worse then the surgery. 3 weeks to go and I’m done!! Next up from Dr Soto is a Brazilian butt lift :-)I would recommend Dr Soto to my family members. Thank you!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 16, 2018
"Five Stars. Exceptional Work & Extremely happy.Dr. Soto I just wanted to thank U and your team for being so wonderful to me throughout my recent Brazilian butt lift surgery. You are not only a fantastic and professional surgeon but an excellent human being. Thanks again for being patient , careful, friendly , nice and choosing an excellent teamwork. My life changed thanks to U and I would definitely recommend U without any hesitance. U are a brilliant surgeon."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 12, 2018
During butt lift surgery, general anesthesia is used and as the procedure 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.
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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.