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 came to Dr. Dauwe for a breast lift and the experience has been amazing. I’m only 3 weeks post op but Dr. Dauwe did a great job with my lift and making everything look proportional and the down time was very minimal! He is very thorough in his work and it shows! I’ll be going back around 6 months for implants to be put in and I already know he’s going to do a great job. Not to mention his practice manager, Julie Garcia is such a delight to work with! She’s extremely personable and is so extremely helpful with all my questions I have (trust me it’s a lot). The staff is so friendly and kind I cannot imagine going anywhere else!"- M.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2023
"Dr Dauwe is amazing. He spends however much time you need for consult and does not make you feel rushed! He did amazing job on my surgery and his office staff is literally the best!!! They respond back quickly and are so nice from the front staff to the back! Definitely recommend!!!"- A.E. / Google / Aug 25, 2023
"I am now a little over 2 months post op after Dr. Dauwe performed a tummy tuck, breast lift and implant exchange for much smaller implants. I cannot say enough about how incredible my whole experience has been. Dr. Dauwe truly listened to what I was trying to achieve and my results are even better than I could have anticipated. He has given me so much more self confidence especially at 56 years old. He is such an amazing surgeon! He has an amazing staff too. Even the surgical center was the best I have encountered. I highly recommend Dr. Dauwe!!!"- K.K. / Google / Aug 22, 2023
"Kylie does an incredible job and makes you feel so relaxed while she is doing her facials derma planing and so much more. She is informative and tells you about the results. She’s also honest when she thinks you need something or if you don’t need some thing this I really appreciate. I love going there and getting facials with Kylie You cannot go wrong with her !!"- C.V. / Google / Aug 21, 2023
What are the benefits of a butt lift?
A flat or drooping behind can be a major source of dissatisfaction and embarrassment for many people. A butt lift can increase the roundness and projection of your buttocks and create a more shapely appearance. Patients often work with Dr. Dauwe for the following benefits:
- Safe: A butt lift is a relatively safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Dauwe.
- Long-lasting outcomes: A surgical procedure is designed to create real outcomes that last for many years to come.
- Better than implants: Implants provide some degree of enhancement, but they often look and feel unnatural. A fat transfer provides a stunning look without the use of implants.
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.