Butt Lift

Butt Lift in Orlando, FL

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Individuals who have excess or saggy skin around the buttocks as a result of weight loss often visit board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto, at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando for butt lift surgery. Unlike the “Brazilian butt lift,” the primary goal of which is to increase the volume of the buttocks, this procedure improves the shape of the body by removing excess skin of poor quality, and re-suspending the remaining skin and tissues of the hips and buttocks, resulting in a much more youthful and attractive silhouette. There are various reasons that cause the skin on and around the hips and buttocks to sag, and the correct procedure for you will depend on the details of your examination and your ultimate goals. Dr. Soto's training and experience in advanced body contouring will allow him and his team to bring all modern options and techniques to bear for you and maximize the chances of achieving the look you desire.

Surgical Technique

In a buttock lift procedure, incisions are usually made along the upper curvature of the buttocks. These incisions are carefully planned so that they can be hidden by most garments- including bathing attire. The loose, excess skin is removed in a creative pattern so as to result in maximum improvement in shape for the individual patient. Liposuction is sometimes performed as an adjunct of this procedure, when necessary to maximize the outcome, and when safety allows. Once the loose skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissues are re-suspended, Dr. Soto completes the final closure.  A butt lift gives the buttocks a firmer, more youthful look. The appearance of loose skin, cellulite dimples, and wrinkling will be smoother and more toned. 

During/After Surgery

Buttock lift procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis in our internationally accredited, on-site surgical facility in Orlando, and under general anesthesia. If a combination surgery is performed with a butt lift, an overnight stay may be required. Swelling and bruising may last several weeks as the area heals, but most patients are performing light, everyday activities within a few days. Scarring is also unavoidable, but every effort is made to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible so that they can be concealed. In most cases, patients will be able to return to work after 1-2 weeks, and heavy exercise at 6 weeks. 

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Average Cost  
From $8,000
Recovery Time  
4-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4-5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3-4 Days
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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 smaller buttocks may see improvements with liposuction alone. These alternatives can be discussed during the initial body assessment and consultation with Dr. Soto.

Butt Implants?

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 buttocks, it does not add volume. Some patients may benefit from a combined procedure that involves a butt lift with a fat transfer or implants. 

Weight Gain?

A butt lift is recommended for those who are close to or at their goal weight, with a BMI (body mass index) below 30. 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 over the long term.

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.

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