Butt Lift in Philadelphia, PA A firm, round bottom is more than sexy, it adds attractive proportion under clothing. After weight fluctuations, childbirth, and the normal aging process have taken a toll, the buttocks may no longer have shape or volume. Clothing, such as jeans and swimsuits, may fit poorly. The lack of buttock proportion can distract from an otherwise beautiful body. There is hope to restore the figure, however.The butt lift, or thighplasty, is a procedure designed to enlarge, lift, and contour the buttocks to an appealing shape and height. Modern techniques allow for the skin to be raised, excess tissue eliminated, and the contour of the buttocks to be improved. Great results can be seen with the lift alone. The procedure can also be part of a Mommy Makeover or a Body Lift, providing patients optimal results.The ideal candidate:People interested in tighter, higher, more attractive bottom may benefit from this butt augmentation procedure. The ideal candidate will be in generally good health, understand the procedure, and have reasonable expectations for the results. Both men and women can attain desirable results through this surgical procedure. At the consultation appointment with Dr. Lohner, it will be determined if this is the right procedure for an individual patient.How to get started:Patients who are interested in the benefits of butt augmentation should begin their journey by researching the procedure; this is easy to do online. The next step is scheduling a consultation appointment at Lohner Plastic Surgery.The initial appointment with Dr. Lohner provides time for the patient to get to know their surgeon, and vice versa. During the consultation Dr. Lohner will perform a brief physical exam, discuss medical history, and review current mediations. He will also determine the patient’s aesthetic needs and desires. To assist patients visualize their potential results, Before/After photos of his recent patients will be shown. Should this be the correct procedure for an individual patient, a unique surgical plan will be created.How to prepare for butt augmentation:Before your scheduled procedure, be sure to carefully read through the at-home instructions provided by Dr. Lohner at the consultation appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the office for clarification immediately.Prior to surgery, patients should also arrange for transportation home from the surgical center. Assistance with light chores may be extremely helpful, as well, so have a friend or family stop by daily. Pick up all prescriptions before the day of your surgery, so that pain medications and antibiotics (if ordered) can be started immediately. Also, gather additional supplies such as extra pillows, reading materials, ice packs, and easy to prepare foods; these will make the recovery period more comfortable.Butt Lift Sugery:There are several techniques for this procedure. The right one will depend on the exact correction required by the individual patient. Most procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries, under general anesthesia, and take between one and three hours to complete.Dr. Lohner will begin the procedure by making several small, ¼ inch incisions along the natural creases under the buttocks. This allows liposuction of the outer buttock and upper thighs to be undertaken. Skin can be excised from the upper buttock area, elevating and improving contour. Next, the tissues will then be sutured to a lifted position for appropriate healing.Finally, if appropriate, fatty tissue harvested from elsewhere on the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, will be injected into the buttocks.Potential risks:This lifting procedure is an effective surgical procedure with few complications. As it is invasive, however, complications do arise. These may include scarring, bleeding, numbness, asymmetry, and infection.Patients considering a lift, or any other cosmetic procedure, should carefully choose their surgeon. Only a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, like Dr. Lohner, will have the extensive training and expertise to safely perform a Buttock Lift.Butt Augmentation RecoveryPatients need to allow for a two week recovery period, after their Buttock Lift procedure. Initially, bruising and swelling will occur; these are normal and will resolve over the following two to three weeks. There may be mild to moderate discomfort. Dr. Lohner will prescribe appropriate pain medications to keep patients comfortable during the healing process.Patients normally feel well enough to return to work after five to seven days. Strenuous exercise should be postponed for four to six weeks. Some results from a Buttock Lift will be immediately noticeable. The benefits will continue to improve over the following several months, as the swelling completely resolves.FAQ:Does this procedure leave scars? Scars will result after a Buttock Lift. These are well concealed, however, in the natural creases of the buttocks. Healing can vary from person to person. Exact healing cannot be predicted or guaranteed.When can I return to work after surgery? After surgery, patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work after five to seven days.How much does a butt lift cost? Depending on the extent of correction, a butt lift will cost between $9,000 and $11,000 to perform.Can I finance my procedure? This procedure can be financed through CareCredit. Patients also have the option to pay with either cash or major credit card. Contact Lohner Plastic Surgery for more information on your payment options.