Butt Lift Procedure

After a significant weight loss, this patient has a droopy backside. The posterior Butt Lift changed her body shape to be more lean.

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What is a posterior Butt Lift?

by Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez

Patients who have loose hanging skin above their buttocks are the best candidates for this procedure. The extra skin must be eliminated to get the best lift.  This is very different procedure from the Brazilian Butt Lift, which lifts the butt by injecting your own fat into the buttocks.  The Posterior Butt Lift is different from the Brazilian Butt Lift because it removes the excess skin.  The posterior Butt Lift can be performed as a solo procedure or as part of the total body lift. The procedure improves the contour of the buttock and makes it 'perkier'. 

Does the posterior butt lift  leave a scar?

 Yes, in order to remove the excess skin and tissue, a scar must be made where the skin is joined back together.  This butt lift technique cuts out tissue at the junction of lower back and buttock. This allows for a true elevation of the buttock tissues and a reshaping of the entire butt. In combination with a liposuction of the hips or thighs it can result in a dramatic reshaping of the entire backside.

What is involved in the buttock lift procedure which removes excess skin?

Dr. Rodriguez performs this procedure under IV anesthesia in his AAAASF Accredited Surgery Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This type of anesthesia is used to reduce nausea in the post operative procedure and eliminate some anesthesia risks associated with General Anesthesia. For this butt lift technique, an ellipse of skin and fat is cut out from the upper part of the buttock at the junction with the lower back. Dr. Rodriguez is very careful to hide the scar so that it is hidden even with a bikini bathing suit. The butt lift is easily tolerated as an outpatient procedure.

Can I have a posterior butt lift *and* have fat injected into my buttocks?

Yes, Dr. Rodriguez can lift the butt by removing excess skin and then also inject the buttocks with fat. However, this is more involved, and sometimes must be done in two operative sessions.

What is involved in the recovery for the posterior butt lift?

The patient is advised not to sit for one week so as not to stress the operated area. You may return to work in 2 weeks if you do not do a lot of extensive sitting.

Butt Lift Before and After Photos

See our patient gallery of  Butt Lift Before and After Photos, all performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience. Please note that all of these patients have given written consent to use their photos at our web site. We are very grateful for their participation in patient education!

Please call our office at 410-494-8100 for more details.

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