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 Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa recommends butt lift surgery to address stretched tissue with skin tightening and removal to reveal a higher, tighter contour. There are quite a few benefits of receiving a surgical butt lift, like a plumper backside in a more lifted position with taut skin underneath. This promising skin tightening surgery performed by seasoned plastic surgeons Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas can be performed in conjunction with other body sculpting surgeries, such as an abdominoplasty, a thigh lift, or a lower body lift. Call our office in Santa Rosa, CA to learn more.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
Ideal candidates for a butt lift surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa 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. Canales and Dr. Furnas might recommend a butt lift to mature individuals with sagging skin or to young individuals with excess loose skin from weight loss. 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. Canales and Dr. Furnas 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. 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 Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa for help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a surgical butt lift cost?
The price of a surgical butt lift will depend on your specific treatment plan. During your initial visit, we will talk about your needs and goals to create a customized plan that fits your budget. We will also go over any out-of-pocket costs and all your payment options.
What is the difference between a butt lift and liposuction?
A butt lift is a great treatment option for men and women who have loose skin under their buttocks. Liposuction does not address excess skin but can remove unwanted fat. If you have great skin laxity but are unhappy with the fullness of your buttocks, then liposuction may be a better option for you.
Will I have visible scarring?
Some scarring is expected, but our board-certified plastic surgeons will do their best to make incisions in inconspicuous areas to help minimize their appearance. Typically, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will make incisions within the natural curve of the buttocks to hide scarring.
What happens if I gain weight after surgery?
Significant weight gain can negatively impact the results of your butt lift, which is why we recommend that you be at or near your goal weight prior to receiving this surgery. Keeping to a healthy diet and exercise plan can also help maintain your results.
Can I also get a fat transfer during a butt lift procedure?
Yes. Many patients opt for a fat transfer during their surgical butt lift to enhance their curves. However, you must have a sufficient amount of fat on your body in order to perform a transfer. During your initial consultation, be sure to talk to our team about all your cosmetic goals so we can create a tailored treatment plan.
Call our Santa Rosa, 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. Call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa, and schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help you to discover a more confident you.