Nonsurgical Buttocks Lift Available?

I recently lost a lot of weight and my behind area ( butt and hips) is saggy. I know that exercise is not going to help with the loose skin, but I don't want surgery at the moment. What are other options and their cost?

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Safe Buttock Augmentation

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This is a very common question, as patients want to use something that is going to be simple but safe for their buttock augmentation.

First of all I would NOT have PMMA, silicone, collagen, biopolymer or any other substance injected into your buttock that is not fat. That is a set-up for life long problems. Some people have these injections and are fine, but the people that have problems have them for life.

Unfortunately here in Miami many patients try to save money by having their procedure performed by non-plastic surgeons and at facilities that have not been accredited and often have problems.

Currently the only safe injection for buttock augmentation is fat. This is called the Brazilian Butt Lift; it is so popular because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs. So this is going to change your entire shape.

I would advise you to see a board certified plastic surgeon that performs a lot of fat transfer procedures. I would NOT have the procedure done by anyone except a board certified plastic surgeon as illegal injections can cause life long problems.

Sculptra for buttock lifting

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Thank you for your question. You may want to consider Sculptra for nonsurgical buttock lifting and augmentation. It creates a nice collagen  scaffold in the buttocks to create a firmer and slightly augmented appearance.  It is ideal for someone who has mild to moderate laxity in very little donor fat to be a candidate for Brazilian Buttock lift.

I'm not aware of a non surgical buttocks lift

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This is a diffcult area to treat without surgery. I have performed many full body / buttock lifts on massive weight loss patients, and I don't think without an aggressive surgical lift, anything would be effective.

I don't have any experience with the threadlift in the buttock area, but based on my experience with them in facial procedures (where I don't think they are that effective, and last 2-3 years at best), I don't know that they would give you the amount of correction / lift that you desire.

Nonsurgical Buttocks Lift Available?

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There are no effective non-surgical techniques to lift the buttocks.  See a board certified plastic surgeon to review viable and safe methods of augmenting the buttocks.  Good luck and be safe.

John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

John Nguyen, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

Nonsurgical Buttocks Lift

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Non surgical buttock lift is generally ineffective and waste of money. Avoid marketing traps. Consult with 3 - 4 board certified plastic surgeons.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Do not waste your time with short cuts to natural buttocks

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Non-surgical buttock lift or augmentation will not work.

Skin tightening lasers and devices may only tighten some of the skin 10 percent or so. NO lift will be accomplished. The buttocks can be thought of as being similar to a balloon.

By filling the buttock a lift effect is produced. This can be seen with good before after pictures. Experience and artistry by your surgeon using fat transfer technique is the most effective and safest way to naturally augment the buttocks.

Ashkan Ghavami, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Exercise would likely be your only other option

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Unfortunately, your only realistic option for correction of the problems you describe would be surgery. The options would include either a skin tightening procedure in the form of a Thigh/Buttocks Lift or Lower Body Lift or as an alternative, sometimes filling out the skin with fat will provide an even better shape and improved skin tone. Skin tightening alone frequently leaves patients with a relatively flat buttocks.

Exercise can build muscle if you are VERY aggressive at working out, but even then will not likely provide anywhere near as much volume as most patients lose when they lose 50 lbs or more.

Nonsurgical Buttocks Lift Available?

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Sagging skin in any area of the body that is a result of significant weight loss is usually corrected by the "lift" procedures that plastic surgeons perform.  If you are not quite ready for major surgery you may consider a minimally invasive treatment called ThermiTight.  This is a treatment performed under local anesthesia that uses a probe to apply radio frequency energy (RF) to the deep side of the skin.  The RF heats up the collagen in the skin and causes it to become remodeled.   Collagen remodeling results in tightening of the skin.  The results may not be as dramatic as with surgery, but it may provide enough of an improvement until you are ready for a surgical buttock lift sometime in the future.  Best of luck!

Paul Fortes, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Saggy Buttock and Hips

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After losing large volume of weight, you are left with excess, lax, droopy skin.

There is no non-surgical method to tighten lax skin.There are lots of claims of LIGHT, LASERS, THERMAGE, FRAXEL, and so on that calim skin tightening. THEY DO NOT.

Only surgical excision of excess skin will tighten lax skin.

In your case, at least you are talking about lateral thigh lift and buttock lift. It might be a LOWER BODY LIFT with or without Buttock Enhancement.

See a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON, will give you the advice you are seeking.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Non-surgical buttock lift

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I am not aware of a reliable method for either lifting or tightening the buttock skin without surgical techniques other than aggressive workout routines to build up the muscle mass of the gluteus muscles and displace or restore fullness to the buttocks.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

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