About Butt Lift Surgery
Dealing with loose skin and wrinkles on and underneath your rear end can become discouraging, especially if you diet and exercise regularly. Individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight tend to suffer greatly from this condition. For these individuals, J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills recommends butt lift surgery to address stretched skin with skin tightening and removal to produce a shapelier, more appealing bottom. There are quite a few benefits of having a butt lift, such as achieving a firmer backside that sits in a more lifted position so the skin no longer hangs in place. This promising after weight loss procedure performed by Beverly Hills, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is often combined with other procedures, such as an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, or a lower body lift.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"Amazing experience, wonderful, attentive, caring staff. Great bedside manner. I felt like I was in great hands. So grateful for Dr. Katzen!"- E.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Dr. Timothy Katzen is well known and prominent in the weight loss community. When I was looking to get my body lift done, he was always at the top of my searches with very positive comments from his patients and more importantly, he has thousands of before and after photos. I was amazed. My body lift was no different. It turned out wonderful!!!! So grateful for a talented and kind surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen for everything!"- A.P. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"I had arms that flapped after I lost a significant amount of weight. I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift and you would never be able to tell I had anything done. Dr. Katzen placed the incisions carefully where you wouldn't see them unless I raised my arms. My scars are healing very well. I can't wait for my incisions to fade like many of his post ops that I met."- H.C. / Google / Oct 18, 2019
"The last 2 years has been life changing for me. I had the sleeve and lost over 130 pounds. I started to exercise and eat better. One of the best things about this transformation is meeting Dr. Katzen and having a thigh lift and body lift by him."- J.A. / Google / Jun 15, 2019
Candidates for a butt lift procedure at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills usually seek out a surgical intervention when their diet and exercise efforts do not change their sagging bottom. Unfortunately, once the skin loses its elasticity, it's incredibly challenging to reshape the buttocks without removing or tightening the skin. Dr. Katzen might recommend a butt lift to mature individuals with sagging skin or to young individuals with excess loose skin from weight loss. Women who have had one or more pregnancies may also see a change in the firmness of the skin around their buttocks.
If you have chosen just the butt lift procedure, it will be performed in an outpatient setting. When combining multiple surgeries, Dr. Katzen may decide to admit you for observation in the beginning stages of your recovery. The procedure itself takes about two hours to complete, and it is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. An incision will be made underneath the fold of your buttocks where the thigh and bottom meet. Extra skin will be trimmed away so that the skin remaining can be pulled into a more appealing position. The muscles will be tightened as well. Liposuction is often incorporated into butt lift procedures for the best results. Once your surgery is complete, your incisions will be sutured closed. You will then be monitored in our recovery area by our skilled team of medical professionals.
What to Expect
After undergoing butt lift surgery, you should expect bruising and swelling around and on the surgical site, which may last a few months. It can be uncomfortable to sit normally for some time so we highly advise you to follow the medical advice given to you. It is of the utmost importance that you report to every follow-up appointment and maintain the health of your surgical incisions.
It's not uncommon for the buttocks to be painful for several days. Once the swelling subsides, you will begin to see the results of your surgery. For some, results may not be seen for up to a year after their surgery. After the healing process, any scars that remain visible can usually be concealed beneath undergarments and clothes. If you have concerns or questions, please contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a butt lift and liposuction?
A butt lift is more beneficial for individuals who would like to eliminate loose skin on their buttocks. Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat and can be combined with a butt lift if needed. During your consultative appointment, Dr. Katzen will ask you to list your concerns and help you decide if a butt lift, liposuction, or both will deliver your best results.
Will I have visible scarring?
With every surgery, including butt lifts, scarring is to be expected. However, Dr. Katzen works to make scarring as minimal as possible. In addition, he makes incisions in the natural creases where your butt meets your upper thighs so that they are hard to see.
What happens if I gain weight after surgery?
The improvements you gain from your butt lift surgery can be compromised if you gain a significant amount of weight after the procedure. This is one reason why Dr. Katzen advises patients to be at or near a healthy, stable weight before they receive butt lift surgery. Dr. Katzen also suggests you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your butt lift results.
Can I also get implants during a butt lift procedure?
A surgical butt lift will provide a tighter and raised look to your buttocks, but it will not give you additional volume. A surgical butt augmentation uses implants or a fat transfer to create a better shape in the buttocks. For a better shape, as well as tone, you can combine a butt lift and augmentation for a full makeover of the backside.
Contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility if you would like more information about butt lift surgery and its benefits. Using advanced surgical techniques, this skin tightening procedure minimizes loose skin on and around your buttocks to create a more attractive backside and an enhanced figure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen will be happy to answer all of your questions and perform a thorough evaluation.
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