Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jack Peterson, offers patients seeking to enhance their buttocks two different procedures to achieve their body goals: the surgical buttock-lift and the non-surgical Brazilian Butt-Lift (BBL).
While both procedures are popular, many patients ask about which procedure would be the most beneficial for achieving the look they desire for their buttocks.
Buttock Lift: The buttock-lift procedure, also called a gluteal-lift, is typically ideal for individuals who have lost buttock volume and/or tone and have sagging or loose excess skin in the buttock region. Common causes of this include aging, significant weight fluctuations, massive weight loss, prolonged sun and genetics.
Brazilian Butt-Lift (BBL): The BBL is a fat-grafting procedure designed to use excess, unwanted fat from another body area to add volume and shape to the buttocks. Learn more about the BBL here.
Known as a brachioplasty, an arm lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm from the underarm region to the elbow. It is performed to reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward and tighten the underlying support tissue that defines the shape of the arm.
Dr. Jack Peterson performs various body surgery procedures, including the abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”), the Brazilian Butt-Lift and the thigh-lift to treat areas where sagging tissue, stubborn fat and stretched-out skin persist after significant weight loss or as a result of getting older.
But there’s another body area that is often affected by significant weight loss, aging and genetics: the upper arms. When the arms are affected by these factors, the result can be flabby arms, also known as “bat wings.” But this doesn’t mean you’re sentenced to a life of buying long-sleeved shirts or shirts that are too big so your arms fit. There are options.
In addition to performing lift procedures on other body areas, Dr. Peterson performs the brachioplasty or arm-lift procedure, too.