About Butt Lift Surgery
Having loose or wrinkled skin on or under your rear end can be discouraging, especially for those who diet and exercise regularly. Individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight suffer greatly from this condition. This is why our San Francisco practice recommends a gluteal sculpting procedure such as butt lift surgery to address stretched skin with skin tightening and removal to reveal a higher, tighter contour. There are quite a few benefits of receiving a butt lift, like a plumper backside in a more lifted position with taut skin underneath. This promising skin tightening surgery performed by San Francisco, CA plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony can be performed in conjunction with other body sculpting surgeries, such as an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, or a lower body lift.
"Dr Anthony was recommended to me, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. At my initial consultation I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions. He has a warm style, listens and works to understand each individual body and situation. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Each time I've been impressed with Dr Anthony's ability to minimize scars and hide them well. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. I'm delighted with my results which look natural and have stood the test of time well. Dr Anthony's team is excellent - Ann, Jasmine and Megan are personal and caring."- M.B. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"I would give 10 stars if I could. I have worked as a nurse in the aesthetics field for 15 years. I turned 60 in 2019 and decided to treat myself to a mini facelift and a minor nose tip revision. I was very, very lucky to be referred to Dr. James Anthony!! Although precise surgical expertise is important to me, Dr. Anthony had me at HELLO:) with his personality. He is kind, compassionate, excellent eye contact and listens to my concerns. My results are completely natural, even my friends, family, colleagues and even my own patients' say I look fresher but can't figure out what I have had done. Dr. Anthony suggested a couple of extra touches which made a huge difference to my neck bands. Thank you again for your highly experienced artistry! Yasmin at reception is always very pleasant and kind both in person and on the phone. Ann, Patient Coordinator, answers all my questions and listens to my needs. The OR staff is excellent! I had less than 1 week downtime over my Christmas holiday with minimal pain. Although, I now live in Los Angeles, I plan on returning to Dr. Anthony for an upper blepharoplasty procedure soon! Stay tuned for my before and after photos on Dr. James P. Anthony's Website."- C.C. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
"Dr. Anthony performed an upper and lower eyelid lift, nasolabial fold injections, neck thermage and abdominal liposuction for me (I figured as long as I was going to be under general anesthesia, I might as well get everything done at once). I am thrilled with the results. I was able to return to the office and start going out again within a week and a half of the surgery. Within two weeks, people started spontaneously telling me that I looked great -- so relaxed and well rested. It's been about five weeks since I had the procedures, and every day, I feel as if I look even better. Dr. Anthony strives to maintain a natural look -- no one would know I've had these procedures. In my initial consultation, he took his time explaining all of the options, potential risks, likely recovery time, and likely outcomes. After the consultation, he responded to my follow up questions by email, quickly and thoroughly. After the surgery, he checked in with me by phone and by email. His staff is excellent and also a great source of information about the procedures Dr. Anthony performs. I highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery."- C.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2020
"Dr. Anthony is a highly skilled and very experienced surgeon. His work is impeccable and results exceed expectations. I have seen Dr. Anthony for a number of procedures including breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, upper eyelid lift and neck lift. I've always been thrilled with my results and surprised at how quickly I heal with minimal discomfort and zero complications. The results are completely natural. Even people who have known me for 20 years have not noticed that I had my eyes done and a neck lift! The only comments people make are "you look great" or ask if I lost weight. Dr. Anthony is kind, patient and answers all questions and his staff is great - very helpful and friendly. I have 100% confidence in him."- C.H. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
"I recently had eye lid surgery with Dr. Anthony who had been highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Anthony did not disappoint! I was concerned about looking fake or changing the shape of my eyes but Dr. Anthony listened to my concerns and my eyes turned out perfect. What I love about Dr. Anthony is that he made me look younger but natural, I have seen the same result with my friends who have had procedures with Dr. Anthony. My procedure was painless, short and easy. The staff was friendly and professional and addressed all of my concerns. Dr. Anthony has a great bedside manner, is an excellent surgeon and I will go back for more procedures as needed. A+"- E.M. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2019
Ideal candidates for a butt lift surgery at our practice usually seek out a surgical alternative when their diet and exercise efforts do not correct their misshapen bottom. Unfortunately, once the skin loses its elasticity, it's incredibly challenging to lift the area without removing or tightening the skin. Dr. Anthony might recommend a butt lift to mature individuals with sagging skin or to young individuals with excess loose skin from weight loss. He also offers thong lift procedures, which can lift and eliminate excess skin from the inferior area of the buttocks. Candidates who have previously been pregnant might also notice a difference in the nature of the skin around their bottom.
If you have chosen just the butt lift procedure, it will be performed on an outpatient basis the day of your surgery. When combined with several surgeries, Dr. Anthony may recommend you be admitted to the surgical center for overnight observation for the beginning stages of your recovery. The surgery itself can be performed in around two hours while under general anesthesia. Incisions will be made beneath the crease of your buttocks, where the thigh and bottom meet. For a thong lift procedure, incisions are made vertically on the inner portion of the buttocks. Excess skin will be trimmed away so the skin remaining can be lifted to a more appealing position. The muscles will be simultaneously tightened as well. Sometimes it is recommended that liposuction should be added to the surgery for the best results. When the procedure is finalized, your incisions will be sewn closed and monitored in the recovery area by our skilled team of medical professionals.
What to Expect
Following butt lift surgery, you can expect swelling and bruising around and on the surgical site, which could last a number of months. It may be uncomfortable to sit in a normal position for a while, so we highly advise you heed the medical advice provided to you. It is of the utmost importance that you report to every follow-up appointment, and keep a close eye on your healing incisions.
It is not uncommon for the buttocks to be uncomfortable for the first week. As the swelling decreases, you will start to notice your surgical results. For some, results may not be noticed for a full year after their surgery. After recovery, any scars that remain visible can typically be concealed beneath undergarments or a swimsuit. If you have concerns or questions, please contact our San Francisco practice for help.
Frequently Asked Questions
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, we will discuss your desired outcome to create a customized treatment plan that fits your budget. We 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 procedure is more beneficial for individuals who are experiencing loose skin or wrinkles under their buttocks. While liposuction is a fat removal procedure, a butt lift will not remove excess fat. Therefore, if you have healthy skin laxity but are suffering with excess fat, liposuction may be better suited for your aesthetic goals.
Will I have visible scarring?
Like with most surgical procedures, scarring is to be expected. However, our experienced surgeons work to make scarring as minimal as possible. Additionally, 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 to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results after a 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 are wanting to further enhance your results.
Call our San Francisco, CA facility for more information about butt lift surgery and its benefits. This skin tightening surgery minimizes loose skin on and around the buttocks to create a sexier backside, as well as a voluminous silhouette. Contact us to schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help you a discover a more confident you.