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 recently got a breast augmentation and it was the best decision I ever made. Dr. Furnas and her team are amazing - they listened to every concern and question I had and made me feel extremely comfortable with the whole procedure. I was truly impressed by how smoothly the entire process played out - from pre-op to recovery, they made it so easy and pain-free for me and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend PSA to anyone considering any kind of procedure - their work speaks for itself!"- J.C. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"I had eyelid surgery to fix my droopy eyelids, and couldn’t be happier with the results! Having surgery is always scary; however, Dr. Furnas and her staff thoughtfully answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. Every staff member is available to answer any questions/concerns and genuinely care about their patient's outcome. Before the surgery, my eyelids were very uneven with my left eye looking much smaller than my right eye. Thanks to Dr. Furnas’ attention to detail, my eyes are now symmetrical and much more open. My recovery was straightforward with very little downtime, and I had virtually no pain and minimal bruising. Dr. Furnas is kind, easy to talk to, and her expertise is amazing. I am incredibly pleased with my results and truly grateful to Dr. Furnas and her staff."- A.K. / Google / Sep 24, 2019
"I can’t say enough about the positive experience I had at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa. The staff was warm and friendly and made me feel comfortable from the start. Dr. Canales is so kind and calming, he answered all of my questions and made sure I was fully prepared before my surgery. He is a true artist and master of his work. My results are exactly what I was looking for and match to a T the photo I showed him. Dr. Canales is a gift to the industry and I am so happy and feel blessed I was able to work with him. He is personable, honest and easy going. I fully trust in him and his team. I was so nervous going into the experience and from start to finish it was so much easier and more smooth than I could have dreamed. I am so happy and thankful for my results and my only wish is that I had done it sooner. Thank you, Dr. Canales and Team!"- L.D. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"Everyone at PSA is absolutely amazing. The girls and Dr. Canales are just wonderful. I recently took my Mother (Spanish-speaking only) for her consultation. Speaking on my mom's behalf and myself, everyone treated us with the upmost respect and made us feel very comfortable. The front girls were super helpful in providing information to us in both languages. All our major concerns and questions were answered very diligently - lots of care!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2019
"I can’t say enough about Dr. Canales and his fabulous staff! From my consultation visit (with the amazing Keri!) to my post op appointment, I have been blown away by the care I received. They allowed me to feel safe and confident in having surgery. I had complete trust in Dr.Canales and his team. As an RN I’ve met countless surgeons, but Dr. Canales stands out amongst them. He is personable, kind and a master at his craft. My breast augmentation results have far exceeded my expectations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You all are amazing!"- H.E. / Google / Aug 31, 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.