About Butt Lift Surgery
Hanging or loose skin on your rear end can be discouraging, especially for those who diet and exercise regularly. Individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight suffer greatly from this condition. For this reason, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe recommends butt lift surgery to address stretched skin with skin tightening and removal to reveal a firmer, lifted bottom. There are quite a few benefits of receiving a butt lift, like a plumper backside in a more lifted position with taut skin underneath. This promising skin tightening surgery can also be performed in conjunction with other body sculpting surgeries, such as an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, or a lower body lift. Call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to learn more.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"SIMPLY THE BEST. I am so happy I chose Dr. Dauwe and his incredible staff for my breast reduction. I have never had surgery before and they made me feel comfortable and assured that I was in good hands. I can't recommend this place enough and feel fortunate to have found a place that truly cares about their patients. Thank you all!"- R.S. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I wanted to do a breast reduction for over a decade and was nervous and decided not to go through with it due to my skin keloid. A previous surgeon told me I would scar really bad afterwards. After having my son, my breast were even larger. I decided to go ahead and go through with the breast reduction knowing there was a chance of scarring. Dr. Dauwe explained to me my chance scaring, but had a oncologist doctor lined up to start radiation immediately after the procedure. Well his approach worked, no scaring and the reduction was successful. Also in the process of the breast reduction procedure he was able to do the lift and remove an unwanted tattoo. I definitely recommend him."- A.C. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had been considering a face lift but I was nervous. I decided to go get a consultation with Dr Dauwe because of his excellent reputation. As soon as I walked in his office all the staff made me feel welcome. Dr. Dauwe, Julie, Sara and Brea and the rest of the staff were very friendly, professional and helpful! He performed a face lift on me a few months ago and Im very happy with the results!!!! He did an amazing job. He is the only plastic surgeon I would trust for my future procedures and highly recommend! Also my injector Tessa is awesome."- B.A. / Google / Nov 22, 2021
"For being a plastic surgeon, this amazing dr was able to tell me answers drs haven’t been able to give me for years (decades) about other medical conditions I have) He was so knowledgeable and truly listened and cares for his patients. I wish I could see him exclusively for every issue, I would definitely recommend over any other dr!! Beyond amazed at him and his professionalism. All staff was so friendly too!"- C.S. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2021
Should You Get A Butt Lift?
Ideal candidates for a butt lift surgery at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery usually seek out a surgical alternative when their diet and exercise efforts do not correct their misshapen bottom. Unfortunately, once the skin loses its elasticity, it is incredibly challenging to lift the butt without removing or tightening the skin. Dr. Dauwe might recommend a butt lift to mature individuals with sagging skin or young individuals with excess loose skin from weight loss. Patients who have previously been pregnant might also notice a difference in the nature of the skin around their buttocks.
Surgical Technique for Butt Lift Surgery
If you have chosen just the butt lift procedure, it will be performed on an outpatient basis the day of your surgery. If you are combining multiple procedures, Dr. Dauwe may recommend you be admitted to the surgical center for overnight observation for the beginning stages of your recovery. The butt lift itself can be performed in around two hours with general anesthesia. Incisions will be made under the fold of your buttocks, where the thigh and bottom meet. Loose skin will be cut away so the skin remaining can be lifted to a more appealing position. The muscles will be simultaneously tightened as well. Sometimes it is recommended that liposuction should be added to the surgery for the best results. When the procedure is finalized, your incisions will be sewn closed and monitored in the recovery area by our skilled team of medical professionals.
What to Expect for a Butt Lift Procedure
After a butt lift surgery, you can expect to experience swelling and bruising around and on the surgical site, which could last a number of months. It will likely be uncomfortable to sit in a normal position for a period of time so we highly advise you heed the medical advice provided to you. It is of the utmost importance that you report to every follow-up appointment and keep a close eye on your healing incisions. As the swelling decreases, you will start to notice the results of your surgery. For some, results may not be noticed for a full year after their surgery. After recovery, any scars that remain visible can typically be concealed beneath clothing. If you have concerns or questions, please contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery for help.
Frequently Asked Questions about Butt Lifts
How much does a surgical butt lift cost?
The price of a surgical butt lift procedure will vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your desired outcome to create a customized treatment plan that fits your budget. We will also talk with you about specific out-of-pocket costs and payment plans.
What is the difference between a butt lift and liposuction?
A butt lift procedure is more beneficial for individuals who are experiencing loose skin or wrinkles under their buttocks. While liposuction is a fat removal procedure, a butt lift will not remove excess fat. Therefore, if you have healthy skin laxity but are suffering with excess fat, liposuction may be better suited for your aesthetic goals.
Will I have visible scarring?
Like with most surgical procedures, scarring is to be expected. However, Dr. Dauwe works to make scarring as minimal as possible. Additionally, incisions are made in the natural folds and contours of your body so that they are better concealed.
What happens if I gain weight after surgery?
The results of a butt lift procedure can be compromised if there is significant weight gain after the procedure. Therefore, a butt lift is only recommended if you are close to or at your goal weight. It is also recommended to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results after a butt lift surgery.
Can I also get a fat transfer during a butt lift procedure?
While a butt lift procedure creates a firmer and tighter appearance to the buttocks, it does not add volume. A fat transfer procedure uses your own fat from elsewhere in your body to then inject it into the buttocks. It is often combined with a butt lift surgery if you are wanting to further enhance your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 1/2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Call our Dallas, TX facility for more information about butt lift surgery and its benefits. This skin tightening surgery minimizes loose skin on and around the buttocks to create a sexier backside — as well as a voluminous silhouette. Contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery today to learn how we can help you discover a more confident you.