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
"I used to hate how flabby and flat my buttocks used to look. Clothes didn't look good on me. I used to buy longer tops to cover my butt. I went to Dr. Katzen for a Brazilian butt lift. The results are beautiful. I love the shape and size of my new butt. Dr. Katzen and his office are just amazing!"- S.K. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Brazilian Butt Lift - I despised how horrible and flat my butt used to look. Many clothes looked bad on me; slacks, dress, bathing suits, rompers, and jeans. I underwent a Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Katzen. I love the shape and the overall look of my butt. My clothes fit me nicely now."- 8. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
"Body Lift After Lap Band Surgery - I met Dr. Timothy Katzen before I had my lap band surgery. I knew with weight loss, excess skin would be a problem. It took me 16 months to hit my goal weight after lap band. I already knew Dr. Katzen would be the surgeon to do my plastic surgeries. I had a body lift with the incision wrapping all the way around my waist. The body lift included a tummy tuck, lateral thigh lift, buttock lift and mons lift. I cannot believe all those got taken care of with the body lift. Dr. Katzen is TERRIFIC!"- K.T. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Dr. Katzen is my True Hero! - Gastric bypass saved my life. My health was down spiraling three years ago, I had to do something to become healthier. It was a daily struggle. After a year and 2 months, I lost a total of 152 pounds and the healthiest I’ve been in ages. I expected some excess skin but my body was wrinkled worse than a 100-year old woman, much worse! I felt depressed knowing I went through life-changing surgery and still not happy with my life. I attended a weight loss surgery conference and met Dr. Katzen. I admired his before and after pictures and spoke with him and his patients quite extensively. Before leaving the conference, I told him I would be booking my 360 body lift surgery with him. Within three months of meeting him, I was on the OR table. He removed 24 pounds of excess skin and fat from the mid section. My stomach is flat and he created a beautiful hour glass figure I didn’t know I had. From the same incision, he pulled the skin of my outer thighs and tightened it, gave me a butt lift and mons lift. I am blown away with the results. I am in tears as I am typing this review, he has completely changed me as a person, both physically and mentally. Dr. Katzen is my hero!"- S. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Butt Lift and Thigh Lift. Dr. Katzen is Extraordinary! - Beverly Hills, CA - I lost 110 pounds through bariatric surgery and it enabled me to live healthier. I felt with all this weight gone, I was able to have a fresh start in life. I started exercising and worked out regularly but some parts of my body didn’t tone or shrink the way I was hoping it would. I started my quest to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in weight loss patients. I was referred to two surgeons by trusted individuals. I consulted with them and felt overall they were excellent surgeons; however, I felt unsure because neither one of them have done many buttock lifts and medial thigh lifts. I continued my search online and found Dr. Katzen. I was impressed and elated when I read that he specializes in weight loss patients. It wasn’t until I was in his waiting room lobby when I felt like I was at ease. I was able to meet and talk to some of his post ops and they spoke of Dr. Katzen with such high regard. I had a butt lift and medial thigh lift. I now have the confidence to wear shorts, skirts and even a swimsuit. I am now one of those post ops that can’t wait to tell everyone how extraordinary Dr. Katzen is."- G. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
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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