Significant weight loss, pregnancy, aging, and other factors may cause loose skin folds to develop in the buttocks area, which causes the butt to look flatter, sagging, and unattractive. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin offer butt lift surgery (also known as a buttocks lift or gluteoplasty) to remove excess skin from the butt and raise the position of the gluteal muscles and tissue for a firmer, more youthful backside. A butt lift, unlike butt augmentation surgery or a Brazilian butt lift, does not alter the volume or shape of the buttocks, it concentrates on removing fat and skin. However, a butt augmentation or Brazilian butt lift may be combined with a butt lift for a full butt makeover.
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"My surgery date was June 30th of this year. I had a tummy tuck,buttock lift and brest lift with implants. I was pretty nervous when i walked in the surgery centers doors but after sitting with Dr. Nuveen and his nurse for 15 mins before my surgery i had forgotten about my nervousness and the next thing i knew i was waking up in my new body. It has only been 2 weeks since my surgery and i am so pleased with the results. Dr. Nuveen's staff is the best. Everyone there is so helpful, friendly and very professional. My aftercare nurse was so attentive to my needs and after i came home I received several calls from Dr. Nuveen's staff checking on me. For anyone who wants or needs cosmetic surgery i would recommend Dr. Nuveen. I have complete confidence in him and I believe he and his staff genuinely cares about his patients and their needs. Thank you for making me feel good about myself and loving the way i look."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 14, 2011
"Wow! What an amazing journey and experiance with Dr. Nuveen and his staff. I have to say I had an amazing experiance. I am asked numerous times in a week and often in a day what was my recovery like. I wont lie there where times that I was uncomfortable and did have some pain. I can say it was not as painful as I had expected. I was told of the possibility of pain and what to expect in the recovery process. Dr Nuveen and his staff were willing and very available for any and all questions that I had. I had not only his office number but also his personal cell number and his nurses personal cell number.When I run into friends, they are amazed at how quickly I am healing and how fabulous I look. When I am asked if I would do it again, my response every time is "in a heart beat"! Dr Nuveen did tell me that there where risks and that the healing process is different for everyone. In the end, Dr Nuveen removed 25lbs of fat, tissue and fluid!I feel like a totally new person and I owe that to Dr. Nuveen and his very capable and helpful staff! From the minute I walked threw the front door of his office I knew I was in great hands and in for a great experiance. I will be going back for a inner thigh lift and a butt lift in the future. Maybe boobs too....I do know I wouldn't go anywhere else!!!! I've said it once and I will say it again....Dr Nuveen and his staff ROCK!!!!Thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 17, 2012
"Simply the best and amazing!"- D. / Vitals / Aug 12, 2016
"Dr. Nuveen and his staff are the absolute best!!! I am from the DFW area and would recommend him HIGHLY to anyone!! I had lost over 100 pounds and was in search of a surgeon that could help me remove the excess skin and perform breast lift with augmentation. From the very first consultation to the present (I am not completely done with all my surgeries) they have treated me with the utmost respect and have been honest and realistic. Anyone who has done their "homework" knows how important it is to trust someone with your whole body transformation. I had an entire lower body lift, spiral thigh lift and I was so worried about having no "booty" left after all the excess skin would be removed. Dr. Nuveen created me a "booty" and believe me he had his work cut out for him. I am still AMAZED at the way I look. I sometimes look at my before and after pictures and can't believe how incredible I look thanks to HIM!! He truly cares about his patients and has their best interest at heart! When having an elective procedure done, well multiple in my case you can not settle for less than the best! The staff, Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Jensen all called me to check on me after my trip home back to Texas. The follow up appointments are incredible to. It amazes me how they remember who you are. You are treated like family there not just a folder and a name! There are thousands of surgeons in the DFW area, and i assure you that driving to Oklahoma City was the best decision I could have made! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Dr. Nuveen for making a Texas girl have the confidence I was missing!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking such GREAT care of me and with me!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 28, 2015
During a traditional butt lift, incisions are usually made under the butt cheeks along the natural crease, but in cases where a lower body lift is also being performed, the incisions may be placed near the waistline as well. Liposuction is usually a part of this procedure. Once 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. If the incisions were placed under the butt cheeks, the scarring will be able to be hidden with undergarments. A butt lift gives the buttocks a firmer look. The appearance of loose skin, cellulite dimples and wrinkling will be smoother and more toned.
During a butt lift surgery, general anesthesia is used and is performed in an accredited surgical facility, most often as an outpatient procedure. If a combination surgery is performed with a butt lift, an overnight hospital stay may be required. Swelling and bruising will last several weeks as the area heals. Scarring is also unavoidable, but every effort is made to make the incision as inconspicuous as possible so that they can be concealed. In most cases, patients will be able to sit down after 2 weeks and will be able to return to their normal routine within 6 weeks.
The average cost for a butt lift is $6,500-$7,500. This cost variation considers factors such as whether or not liposuction was used, as well as the severity or complexity of the surgical case.
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Butt Lift FAQs
Lift or Lipo?
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 can 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.
A butt lift is recommended for those who are close to or at their goal weight. When there is a significant weight gain after this surgery, the surgical results can be compromised. Similar to any body contouring procedure where the shape and contour of the body is enhanced, adhering to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and regular exercise will help maintain the results for years.
How Bad is the Scarring?
As with most skin removal surgeries, there will be some scarring with a butt lift procedure. The plastic surgeon will make every effort to minimize scarring and their visibility by placing the incisions within the natural folds under the buttocks. Post-surgery care is very important for effective healing of the wound. Compression garments and topical creams will also help. Over the years, the scars will fade and flatten out.