What is a Butt Lift?
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.
Butt Lift Reviews
"Body Lift: I Feel Like a Million Bucks. - I am a weight loss patient who had the lap band. I lost 110 pounds and feeling healthy. The only downfall with the lap band surgery for me was the excess skin after I lost the weight. Thankfully, there's Dr. Katzen to the rescue. He performed a body lift on me. With the body lift, I got the tummy tuck, hip lift, butt lift, lateral thigh lift, and mons lift. I feel like a million bucks. My surgery turned out so much better than I imagined it would be."- C.M. / RealSelf / Feb 05, 2021
"So Glad I Found Dr. Katzen to Remove my Silicone Butt Injection - After a bad experience with another doctor, I was lucky to find Dr. Katzen to remove silicone from my buttocks. I was experiencing redness, pain, chronic inflammation, lumpy scar tissues from my old silicone injection. Dr. Katzen was able to remove my old silicone from my buttocks and gave me a butt lift. I feel so much better and look so much better now. Dr. Katzen is a blessing!"- J. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2021
"Took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done - I took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done on my buttocks. I only needed to take off 2 days of actual work and the rest, I was able to work remotely, which was so nice! Plus, I have a very cool boss that allowed me to do this. I basically had a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen and he did a fantastic job. I had been following his work the last few months and figured no better time than now to get it done. I'm so glad I did."- S.W. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2022
"Silicone Removal Done, Waiting for Summer to Get Buttock Implants - I regret having raw silicone injected into my buttocks. If I did my research I would have known how harmful this was. I saw several videos from Dr. Katzen explaining the side effects of raw silicone injection and how he recommends for them to be removed. Having silicone injections was such a trendy thing to do but I don't think many people realize how dangerous it is. I'm just glad I had silicone removal from my buttocks. I am due to return to Dr. Katzen this summer to get buttock implants."- I.G. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2022
"Brazilian Butt Lift Before my Summer Cruise - Back in January, I wanted to prep my body for my upcoming summer plans. My single girlfriends and I will be taking a long cruise and that means lots of bikinis will be packed. My buttocks were on the smaller side so I opted to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen. Oh MY! Dr. Katzen did a fabulous job and my buttocks look marvelous! I cannot wait to get into my bikinis this summer and enjoy my vacay with my girls."- B.M. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2022
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR a butt lift?
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING butt lift surgery
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.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER butt lift surgery?
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.
BUTT LIFT faqs
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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