Butt Lift (Gluteoplasty or Surgical Buttocks Skin Tightening) – Westlake Village, CA

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About Butt Lift Surgery

The presence of loose or wrinkled skin around your rear end can be discouraging, especially if you diet and exercise regularly. Loose, hanging skin in your buttocks may be caused by natural aging or losing a lot of weight in a short time. If you're ready to restore the appearance of your body, learn more about butt lift surgery (gluteoplasty) at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to address stretched skin and reveal a lifted, firmer butt. 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 by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman may be performed in conjunction with other body sculpting surgeries, such as an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, or a lower body lift for total rejuvenation.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for a butt lift surgery at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery will have loose, excess skin hiding the contours of their buttocks. Dr. Baughman often performs butt lifts for mature men and women with sagging skin from natural aging or for young individuals with excess skin from weight loss. Women may notice a change in their body after pregnancy, which is why a butt lift is commonly included in a mommy makeover.

Surgical Technique

A butt lift is typically performed as an outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Incisions will be made beneath the fold of your buttocks where the thigh and bottom meet. Excess skin will be removed and the tissue will be lifted to a higher position. The muscles may be tightened as well. If needed, Dr. Baughman may recommend adding liposuction to your butt lift to remove stubborn pockets of fat, which will give you smoother results. Once the procedure is complete, your incisions will be closed and you will be taken to a recovery area for monitoring and care.

What to Expect

Following your butt lift surgery, you can expect swelling and bruising in and around the surgical site, which could last for several months. To ensure a fast recovery and optimal results, you should follow all of Dr. Baughman's post-surgery instructions and attend all follow-up appointments. Your buttocks may feel uncomfortable and sore for the first week. As the swelling decreases, you will start to notice the outcome of the procedure. After recovery, any scars that remain visible can typically be concealed beneath swimsuits and undergarments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a surgical butt lift cost?
Total costs for butt lift surgery will depend on many factors. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will talk about your concerns so he can formulate a personalized surgical plan that matches what you want. Once this is done, Dr. Baughman can talk about cost estimates and payments we accept, as well as financing.

What is the difference between a butt lift and liposuction?
A butt lift is better for patients who want to get rid of excess skin. Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat, which may be performed with a lift. In your consultative appointment, Dr. Baughman will ask you to list your goals and then help you choose whether liposuction, a butt lift, or both will deliver your best results.

Will I have visible scarring?
Since a butt lift requires incisions, scars should be expected. However, Dr. Baughman tries to make incisions as small as possible. In addition, he places incisions in the creases where your butt meets your upper thighs so the scars are easy to conceal.

What happens if I gain weight after surgery?
Improvements from your butt lift surgery can change if your weight fluctuates too much. This is one reason why Dr. Baughman recommends you be at or close to a healthy weight before butt lift surgery. Dr. Baughman also suggests you follow an exercise routine and healthy diet to help maintain your butt lift results.

Can I also get implants during a butt lift procedure?
A surgical butt lift will give a firmer and higher look to your butt, but it will not give you additional volume. Butt augmentation uses a fat transfer or implants to give you a better shape. For better tone and shape, you can get a butt augmentation and lift.

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Average Cost  
$7,500 - $9,250
Recovery Time  
2 – 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Uplifting Improvements

A butt lift by Dr. Baughman minimizes loose skin on your buttocks to create a sexier, better-looking backside. To learn more about butt lift surgery and other available body contouring options, schedule a consultation at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to learn how we can help you gain more confidence.

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