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Shahin Javaheri, MD

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

San Francisco Butt Lift (Gluteoplasty) 

About Buttock Augmentation

Butt Lift in San Francisco, CAFor most patients, a gluteoplasty or butt lift in San Francisco, can add increased volume and fullness to underdeveloped areas of the buttock. The result is  improved overall appearance and self-confidence.

Are You a Candidate for Buttock Augmentation?

The primary candidates for butt lift are men or women who are unhappy with the underdeveloped size, shape, and/or volume of their buttocks. Though age is not a major consideration; older patients who may have diminished skin elasticity are less likely to achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.

At the time of your consultation Dr. Javaheri will ask you about your general medical history, specifically pertaining to any medical conditions that could cause problems during or after your surgery, for example, uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or a tendency to form excessive scars.

If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of your surgery. Regular smoking constricts blood vessels resulting in decreased blood flow to a given area, which can prevent normal healing from taking place.

About the Butt Lift Procedure in San Francisco, CA

In most cases, buttock implants are made of a soft solid silicone gel, which is inserted through an inconspicuous incision. The incision is made in the center near the tailbone and the middle part of the buttock muscle, known as the gluteus maximus, is released. The implants are inserted below this muscle, resulting in additional bulk and shape. In most cases, the implants are not visible.

In some cases, a fat transfer procedure may be used to add additional shape and volume. The patient must have sufficient body fat that can be used for the procedure. Please note that butt lift performed using fat transfer procedures are not permanent as the body will eventually reabsorb the fat.

A San Francisco butt lift can be performed either under local anesthesia or a general anesthetic. This will depend on a multitude of factors, in addition to whether or not you are having other procedures performed simultaneously. If a local anesthetic is used, a sedative will be administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure, though you may still experience some mild discomfort. Dr Javaheri will discuss your options in more detail at the time of your consultation. The surgery normally takes between one to two hours, and is normally performed on an outpatient basis.

 

What to Expect After Your Surgery

After your procedure, you will experience various degrees of discomfort, tightness, and swelling. You will be required to wear a special garment to aid in the healing and contouring process.

Your Recovery

Most patients experience mild discomfort, particularly when sitting, for several weeks, though most return to work after one to two weeks. It is recommended that you do not sit for a period of one month to prevent complications, especially in the case of fat transfer. Excessive physical activity should be avoided for four weeks, especially any activity that may affect the butt lift region, including bicycling.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there will be some scarring. You should expect the scars to be red, raised, lumpy and even itchy to begin with they should fade and flatten with time as healing process takes course. Please keep in mind that this may take up to two years for this healing process to fully complete.

Possible Complications

Individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. As with any surgical procedure, the risk of infection is always a possibility. This can be minimized by the preventative administration of antibiotics both at the time of your surgery and afterwards while in recovery. However, on occasion, mild infection can occur and is relatively common, although it usually subsides after two weeks. The risk of infection is higher in the case of implants, and this generally occurs following the breakdown of the incision.

Several complications specific to this procedure include capsule hardening around the implant, rejection and asymmetry, all which would require additional surgery.Butt lift before and after photos

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”

    - PB

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