A sagging, flat, or smaller derriere can leave you feeling self-conscious about your figure, especially as loose skin or sagging tissue begins to develop with age. A flatter, sagging derriere can also sometimes be a side effect of significant weight loss, affecting the results you worked so hard to achieve.
Our internationally-known surgeons at Mangat Plastic Surgery can correct this condition with a 100 percent custom butt lift for a more sculpted figure with a “never had surgery” look.
Am I a candidate for a butt lift?
Candidates for butt lift surgery should be at or near their goal weight, be in good health, and not smoke. The procedure might be right for you if you suffer from:
Dimpled skin on the buttocks
Loose, hanging skin on the buttocks
Skin that has lost its ability to contract
Uneven fat distribution on the buttocks
Loss of rounded volume in the buttocks
In your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin and muscle tone, review your medical history, and take the time to understand your unique goals and history. If you are a candidate for a butt lift, our board-certified plastic surgeon will craft a custom surgical plan to restore a more attractive, round, lifted butt structure that helps you feel sexy and beautiful.
Advanced surgical techniques for a butt lift
Your personalized surgical plan is designed based on the quantity and location of the sagging skin and tissues. Our plastic surgeon will employ one of two methods for a custom butt lift:
Buttock crease: In this technique, the incisions are made in the crease below the buttocks. This approach allows for moderate tightening of the skin on the butt and backs of the thighs, as well as fat distribution and adjustments to the underlying tissue matrix.
Above the buttocks: The incisions in this approach are similar to those made in the lower body lift procedure. The incisions are located between the buttocks and the lower back and allow surgeons to redistribute fat, tighten the underlying supporting structures, and redistribute fat.
In addition to these skin excision techniques, you may opt to have butt implants placed if you have lost volume in your buttocks. This approach can correct milder cases of skin laxity by augmenting the butt and stretching out the skin. If you have an excess of fatty tissue in the buttocks, you may choose to undergo liposuction, along with skin excision techniques, for more comprehensive improvements in the appearance of your backside.
Why choose Mangat Plastic Surgery for a custom butt lift?
At Mangat Plastic Surgery in the Vail Valley, our board-certified plastic surgeons are known as being among the most talented in the nation, with exceptional levels of artistry and surgical expertise. With over 50 years of combined experience, you can be confident that your plastic surgeon has the advanced techniques that produce unparalleled results.
Mangat Plastic Surgery is the longest established specialty plastic surgery practice in the Vail Valley. Our surgeons are recognized for their excellent surgical results and results that appear exceptionally natural. Dr. Copit provides his specialized skills at our private, state-of-the-art surgical facility, and we're excited to learn how we can help you love the way you look.
Your custom butt lift procedure
A butt lift usually takes two to three hours to complete and includes the following steps:
The incision locations on the buttocks and lower back are marked with a surgical pen
The patient is put under general anesthesia
An antibacterial solution is applied to the treatment area
The incisions are made along the pen markings
The skin is separated from the underlying structures
The tissue and muscles are adjusted
Fat is redistributed
The skin is stretched over the buttocks
Extra skin is excised
The incisions are closed
The treatment area is cleaned
Medical tape and bandages are applied
The patient is put in a compression garment
Recovering from a butt lift
Any surgery that involves skin excision will require a recovery period. You can expect to resume light activity within the first week, but full recovery can take six to eight weeks. During the early few days of recovery, you will need to rest, keep your head elevated, apply ice packs regularly, and take pain medication to manage pain and discomfort. You must wear the compression garment at all times for four weeks after surgery. Though light walks are encouraged after surgery, heavy exercise or strenuous activity must be avoided for four to six weeks.
Butt lift risks
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with a butt lift. They are very rare, but include:
Allergy to any of the materials used during surgery or aftercare
Asymmetry of the buttocks
Bleeding or hematoma
Seroma (fluid accumulation)
Delayed wound healing
Is a butt lift painful?
A butt lift is performed under general anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Once your procedure is complete, you can expect moderate levels of pain, along with bruising, swelling, and numbness or itchiness at the incision sites. Most of this discomfort can be managed with pain medication, and they rapidly subside after the first few days of recovery. Most patients find the remarkable results that can be achieved with a butt lift well worth the recovery period!
Your butt lift results
Your final butt lift results will leave you feeling confident and attractive, with a lifted, firmer, more sculpted derriere. All bruising and swelling will fade within one to three months of your surgery, at which point your final results will be visible. The scars at the incision sites will continue to disappear for a year or longer, eventually becoming virtually invisible.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that safety is now an increased priority. Dr. Mangat has resumed seeing patients in a way that is safe and takes appropriate health precautions, and this includes the option to set up a virtual consultation.
If you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Mangat or Dr. Copit to begin learning about how we can help you realize your cosmetic goals, please reach out. We’re excited to start you on your journey to your most beautiful self.