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
"I chose Dr. Dauwe, as a result of him joining practices with my breast augmentation doctor from 2001; Dr. Fred Lester. After my initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe, I knew I was in safe and knowledgeable hands for my tummy tuck, which was performed in October 2020. While it is an extensive surgery, Dr. Dauwe was very attentive to my needs, and comforting throughout the entire process. Months later, I am pleased with my results and progress. Additionally, Dr. Dauwe staff was so friendly and helpful. Before, during and after my surgery, they answered my questions promptly. Sara and Julie were magnificent! I will always choose Dr. Dauwe as my plastic surgeon, because he is so very reasonable and his work is phenomenal. I would recommend Dr. Phillip Dauwe for your plastic surgery needs in the DFW area."- P.F. / Google / Jan 04, 2021
"I cannot say enough about Dr Dauwe, Julie and the entire office staff. I had breast reduction surgery several months ago and the results are phenomenal. Dr Dauwe carefully explained the procedure and what to expect following the surgery. This is, by far, one of the best things I have done for myself! There was very little discomfort involved and the recovery has been amazing. Dr Dauwe is truly dedicated to his patients and it shows in his skill and demeanor. I highly recommend Dr Dauwe and can honestly say, you will not be disappointed!"- E.V. / Google / Nov 22, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Dauwe and being a patient who has never had any surgery besides wisdom teeth, I was not even nervous about the procedure until I was in my gown because of him and his team. From the moment I called I got the best customer care I could imagine. The staff is observant and very connected with you through your journey. Like I said I never had surgery and had no idea what questions to ask, but Dr Dauwe gave me literally every bit of info I needed or could possibly think of needing to know. I’m over a month out and I’m living a dream every day! So in love and so grateful for his work and dedication to his passion. This man is intelligent and thorough and I trust him whole heartedly."- B.H. / Google / Oct 28, 2020
"Phenomenal experience from consultation to post-op. Dr. Dauwe did a thorough job explaining the procedure in great detail, discussing my different options and the outcomes, and really made feel comfortable with my decision. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he is a true artist. You can tell Dr. Dauwe really goes the extra mile for his patients, and has a caring bedside manner. Julie- his cosmetic coordinator, is simply amazing. She checked on me several times before and after the procedure, and was always there to answer questions. Highly recommend! One of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm very grateful."- D.K. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
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.