Butt Lift

Serving the Bay Area, Including San Jose

Butt lift surgery is a relatively new procedure that enhances the volume, shape and the overall appearance of the backside. Dr. Beck, a highly skilled San Jose / San Francisco cosmetic surgeon, is well trained in a number of butt lift techniques, including the Brazilian butt lift.

Who is a candidate for butt lift?

The best candidates for but lift surgery are individuals who are experiencing the negative effects of aging, which is often characterized by loss of volume, elasticity and sagging skin. Also, San Mateo butt lift patients who have recently lost weight and/or undergone bariatric surgery and now wish to tighten their backside are eligible for one or more butt lift procedures, which can be combined to produce the most satisfactory results. The Brazilian butt lift is another option for patients who may have a flat backside and wish to increase the size of their derriere and restore perkiness. Dr. Beck performs several butt lift procedures, including:

  • Butt lift and/or butt liposuction
  • Brazilian butt lift (fat injections)

How is buttock lift surgery performed?

Butt lift and/or butt liposuction is a frequently performed procedure that significantly reduces excess skin and fat of the buttocks. The procedure involves an incision along the lower back area. Once the incision is made, Dr. Beck may utilize a liposuction device to remove the excess fat. Next, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened above the upper part of the buttocks.

Brazilian butt lift, also known as fat injections, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that allows San Francisco buttock lift patients to obtain youthful-looking, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. The fat transfer technique involves extracting fat from other areas of the body via liposuction. Next, the fat is purified and re-injected into the buttocks. The process may involve a large number of injections until desired results are achieved. The aesthetic effects of the Brazilian butt lift are temporary and touch-up treatments are recommended to maintain the desired appearance.

Recuperation

Recovery time following butt lift and/or fat injections is minimal and many of our patients return to their daily activities within three to five days. Because butt restoration procedures are extremely customized cosmetic treatments, the recovery time and process generally varies from one patient to another. Dr. Beck is a highly regarded plastic surgeon in San Francisco who is well known for providing patients with detailed information about each procedure and quality post-surgical care.

Other Options

In order to achieve the most attractive backside possible, a large number of butt lift patients undergo additional body contouring procedures, including arm lift, post-bariatric body lift and thigh lift. Dr. Beck, who is a top San Jose body makeover specialist, is committed to achieving the aesthetic goals of each Bay Area plastic surgery patient who seeks his services.

A word about financing…
Butt lift can be made very affordable through our partners at CareCredit. Visit them at www.carecredit.com. Jasmine would be happy to answer any of your questions or assist you with the necessary paperwork.

Insurance Notes:
Butt lift in San Mateo / San Jose is usually considered an aesthetic procedure and as such is not covered by insurance. Jasmine would be happy to assist you with any pre-certification if your insurance covers the procedure.

Ask Dr. Beck

Q:How long does the procedure take?
A:It depends upon the area treated. Generally speaking, an hour for lips and six for a full face (when combined with a facelift procedure). Buttock fat grafting takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.

Q:How is fat grafting different from other fillers?
A:Synthetic fillers are temporary. It is used to build lasting structural changes in the face and body. It is biocompatible, versatile, stable, long lasting and natural appearing.

Q:Why would I do fat grafting instead of a facelift?
A:New fillers actually fill out the face rather than lift it. Gravity is not the enemy of youth—rather a loss of volume and tissue underneath the skin. Facelifts are still indicated for some patients, but fat grafting is very specific to area: brow, midface, or eyelids.

Q:Is fat grafting always successful?
A:Successful fat grafting is dependent upon the nature of the fatty tissue, the methods of harvesting, transfer and placement, and the preparation of the patient. Fatty tissue is complex and delicate and easily damaged. It takes complete precision because of the millimeters involved in facial elements. Fat is very small and grafting is a painstaking procedure as it is injected in layers to adhere together.

Q:Which is better if I want buttock augmentation: a buttock implant or fat grafting?
A:Buttock implants have the potential of moving or sliding in the pocket where they are placed. Fat grafting is particularly attractive to most people because you are taking fat from fatty regions of the body and using this to contour the buttocks. Best of both worlds! Once the fat lives in its new location, fluid collections and mobile implants are not a concern.

Board certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joel Beck brings the highest standards of integrity and medical excellence to helping clients enhance the natural beauty of their body, breast, face and skin. His surgical expertise, aesthetic sensibility and sound judgment have earned him an international reputation for providing patients with fresh, natural looking results.