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Dealing with loose skin and wrinkles under and on your buttocks can become disheartening, especially if you work hard at the gym and follow a healthy diet. However, if you are an individual who has recently lost a significant amount of weight, this condition can be quite severe. For these individuals, the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Argyle, TX offers butt lift surgery to correct skin laxity with skin removal and tightening to produce a shapelier, more appealing bottom. There are many benefits of having a butt lift, such as a firmer buttocks in an elevated position so the skin no longer hangs in place. This popular after weight loss procedure performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden is often combined with other procedures, such as a thigh lift, abdominoplasty, or a lower body lift.
"Tummy Tuck & Breast Implants - Mother of 5 - Southlake, TX - Ok so I had my tummy tuck performed on Wedneday, the 3rd, and I have to say that I love it. I have posted a before picture and wanted everyone to see what I had to work with before the surgery. I have always been small and maintained the same weight, usually within 114 to 117 pounds. It has been 4 days since my surgery and I took a couple of pics, but I will take some to post after my 2nd checkup with my plastic surgeon tomorrow. Right now I have disgusting drains coming out of me, it is pretty gross! I can say that the first 2 days are definetely terrible, but the pain is worth it. Yes you do have to hunch over, but in the end it will be so wonderful. My tummy is already so pretty, the doctor also liposuctioned my flanks ( no more LOVE HANDLES...) gave me a buttock lift, and basically gave my pubic area a more youthful appeal.So all in all I got everything I wanted and more Plus my right breast is looking awesome, it is rather painful at times but I love it."
- S.B. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2010
Candidates for a butt lift procedure generally seek a surgical intervention when diet and exercise will not change their sagging skin. When the skin has lost its elasticity, it is very difficult to reshape the buttocks without a skin removal or skin tightening correction. Dr. Kasden may recommend a butt lift if you have maturing skin or are younger with excessively 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 the butt lift is the only procedure taking place on the day of your surgery, it will most likely be in an outpatient setting. The procedure itself takes about two hours to complete with general anesthesia. An incision will be made underneath the fold of your buttocks, where the back of the thigh meets the butt. Extra skin will be trimmed away so that the remaining skin can be pulled into a higher position. The muscles will be tightened as well. Liposuction may be included in the procedure for optimal results. Once the procedure is complete, your incisions will be sutured closed and monitored in the recovery area.
After undergoing butt lift surgery, you should expect bruising and swelling on and around the procedure site, which may last a few months. It can be difficult to sit normally for some time, so you should follow the medical advice given to you. You will need to keep all follow-up appointments and maintain the health of your surgical incisions. You can expect the area to be painful for several days. Once the swelling subsides, you will begin to see the results of your surgery. Full results may not be seen for up to a year after surgery. After the healing process, any visible scarring can usually be concealed under undergarments and clothes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office for assistance.
How much does a surgical butt lift cost?
The price of a surgical butt lift procedure will vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kasden will discuss your desired outcome to create a customized treatment plan that fits your budget. Dr. Kasden will also talk with you about specific out-of-pocket costs and payment plans.
What is the difference between a butt lift and liposuction?
A butt lift removes excess skin while liposuction removes excess fat. Depending on your needs and goals, you may want a butt lift, liposuction, or a combination of both. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will help you decide what should be included in your surgical plan.
Will I have visible scarring?
Like with most surgical procedures, scarring is to be expected. However, Dr. Kasden will work to make scarring as minimal as possible. Incisions are made in the natural folds and contours of your body so that they are better concealed.
What happens if I gain weight after surgery?
The results of a butt lift procedure can be compromised if there is significant weight gain after the procedure. Therefore, a butt lift is only recommended if you are close to or at your goal weight. It is also recommended that you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results after butt lift surgery.
Can I also get implants during a butt lift procedure?
While a butt lift procedure creates a firmer and tighter appearance to the buttocks, it does not add volume. A butt augmentation is a procedure that uses implants to create more volume in the buttocks. Additionally, a fat transfer procedure uses your own fat from elsewhere in your body to then inject it into the buttocks. Both a butt augmentation and fat transfer procedure can be combined with a butt lift surgery if you want to further enhance your results.
Contact our office in Argyle, TX if you would like more information on improving your overall body profile with a butt lift surgery. This skin tightening procedure removes the excess skin on your buttocks so that you can receive a curvaceous bottom — and an enhanced figure. Call the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. today to schedule a consultation and to find out how we can help you obtain a better body image.