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Buttock Lift

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Several factors can contribute to sagging and excess skin in the buttock area, most notably aging or extreme weight loss. This can contribute to a poorly-defined or unflattering contour in the area or even issues like chafing and discomfort. A buttock lift is a solution for these patients. In the Detroit area, patients can put their trust in board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rifai for excellent results in buttock lifts.

What is a Buttock Lift?

A buttock lift, otherwise called a butt lift, is a cosmetic surgery intended to reduce excess skin and lift underlying tissues in the buttocks. This restores a youthful, flattering contour. A buttock lift is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise; rather, it reshapes excess skin and tissues to complement the results of a healthy lifestyle. Often, a buttock lift is paired with other body contouring procedures such as a lower body lift or abdominoplasty.

How is a Buttock Lift Performed?

A buttock lift is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Rifai tailors each buttock lift according to the patient’s unique goals and anatomy for superior results. Generally, Dr. Rifai will make an incision at or slightly below the waist. Through this incision, excess skin is removed and liposuction is utilized to reduce excess fat. The underlying tissues may also be reshaped for an aesthetically preferable contour. With these steps complete, the incisions are closed using sutures.

Who is a Candidate for a Buttock Lift?

The best candidates for a buttock lift are those who have sagging skin in the area as a result of weight loss or due to poor elasticity as they age. Patients should be generally healthy overall, which includes being at a healthy and stable weight. It is important to remember that a buttock lift is a body contouring procedure rather than a weight loss procedure. Patients should also refrain from smoking or taking certain medications. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will review your health history to ensure that a buttock lift is a safe option for you. In addition, he will complete a brief examination of the area to determine whether a buttock lift will achieve your cosmetic goals. In some cases, other procedures such as liposuction or a lower body lift may be better suited to meet your needs.

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Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Recovery After a Buttock Lift

After a buttock lift, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, redness, and bruising. A compression garment should be worn for about three weeks after the procedure. This reduces swelling and encourages proper healing. Dr. Rifai will recommend or prescribe pain medication as needed to maintain your comfort through the healing process. Most patients require about a week of downtime before returning to normal routines such as non-strenuous work. Activity such as exercise should be avoided for about six weeks after the procedure according to Dr. Rifai’s advice.

Most buttock lift patients see their final results about four to six months after the surgery as all residual swelling dissipates. Results are long-lasting, with most patients enjoying their new look for at least ten years before some degree of sagging returns due to the effects of normal aging.

What Our Patients Say

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”

- SC

“I love my experience’s at Birmingham Cosmetics. Kaitlyn is amazing with injections. I get an improved look without being overdone. Brittany gives a great hydro glow facial and she does an excellent job on dermaplaning. It is a truly pampered experience and I always feel refreshed afterwards. Thank you for the awesome care you take with me.”

- ES

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about buttock lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifai. Call Birmingham Plastic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.

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