Genetics, aging skin, and significant weight loss are all contributing factors for men and women who have a flat or saggy backside. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata aka Dr. Scottsdale®, addresses excessive hanging skin on and below the buttocks with a butt lift surgery. During a surgical butt lift, the flaccid skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened for a more youthful, perkier look.
Often the surgical butt lift is confused with a Brazilian butt lift. During the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) method, Dr. Scottsdale® transfers the patient’s own body fat to the buttocks to augment its size. The fat injections create a small lift to the butt. In comparison, the surgical butt lift provides a mild to major lift but does not increase the buttocks’ size. The BBL adds volume, while the butt lift addresses skin laxity.
During a butt lift, the incisions are made right above the butt cheeks along the waistline. Liposuction can be used on a case-by-case basis. The loose skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissues pulled tight, the surgeon will essentially “lift” the butt cheeks upward and secure the incision with sutures. A butt lift gives the buttocks a firmer look. The appearance of loose skin, cellulite dimples, and wrinkling will be smoother and more toned. The procedure is performed under deep sedation in our Scottsdale, AZ surgical office.
It depends. Both of these procedures address different cosmetic issues. For individuals who have loose skin or wrinkles under the buttock area, a butt lift is necessary. This procedure may still include liposuction if there is excess fat to be removed. Patients with a healthy skin tone who simply want a smaller buttock may see improvements with liposuction alone. These alternatives may be discussed during the initial body assessment and consultation.
Butt augmentation is a procedure in which implants are used to give the buttocks volume and a shapelier curve. Another common procedure is the Brazilian butt lift, which gives the buttocks the same effect as butt augmentation except instead of using an implant, a fat transfer is performed. It is important to note that although a butt lift improves the firmness of the butt, it does not add volume. Some patients may benefit from a combined procedure that involves a butt lift with a fat transfer or implants.