Gravity, age and weight loss can create areas of loose skin on the body that can be bothersome for some individuals. When hanging skin becomes a nuisance along the underside of the buttock, patients may consider a surgical butt lift to achieve a tighter look and shapelier contour. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, carefully trims and removes the loose skin, and pulls the remaining skin up tight for a more toned and smooth look. Dr. Stephenson also offers gluteal reshaping, otherwise known as the “Brazilian butt lift,” which can sometimes be confused with a surgical lift. A surgical butt lift addresses loose skin and incorporates a tightening technique, whereas the Brazilian butt lift method, “fills” the buttock with fat via a fat transfer for a rounder, shapelier look.
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In many cases, surgical butt lifts are performed on patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight. Although the pounds are gone, the skin in certain areas remains. It is common for this loose skin to reside within and under the buttock. Patients should be at a healthy and stable weight. Some patients may also be candidates for a lower body lift, where a surgical butt lift, thigh lift and abdominoplasty are combined for a full lower body improvement.
A surgical butt lift is performed under general anesthesia. After surgery, swelling and bruising will be controlled with a compression garment that should be worn for about 1-2 full weeks. 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. 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.
The cost for a butt lift surgery will vary depending on the complexity of the surgical case. The average fees range between $5,000 and $10,000. This cost variation considers factors such as whether or not liposuction was used. Additional fees will be added if a combination procedure takes place.
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Weight loss is an awesome achievement, but if you are battling loose and sagging skin along your buttock and want a tighter, more toned contour, a surgical butt lift may be the answer. Dr. Stephenson will assess your skin tone, skin laxity and listen to your aesthetic goals. He will create a tailored surgical plan so that you can achieve the look you desire.
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- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Weeks
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