Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
You may be a candidate for a buttocks lift if you have experienced loss of skin elasticity of the thigh, hip, or buttock areas.
With age or significant weight loss our buttocks gradually change shape by drooping and sagging. In the past, nothing could be done to correct this unfortunate circumstance. However, cosmetic surgeons are now able to improve the buttock contour with a buttock lift. This surgery can help you regain confidence and a more youthful appearance.
The best candidates for buttock lift surgery have poor skin tone in the buttock area. This is characterized by loose or excess skin, stretch marks and cellulite. Patients who suffer from poor skin quality cannot benefit from liposuction and can only improve the appearance of their buttocks through buttock lift surgery. Ideal candidates are also in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about what plastic surgery can do for them.
It is important to be honest about your expectations and goals when meeting with us at your consultation. We will review your health history and examine the buttocks to determine if this procedure is right for you. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit for a minimum of 4-6 weeks before surgery to minimize the risk of complications. Smokers are much more prone to delayed healing and wound breakdown.
The incision is made just above the buttock, in the bikini line. Excess skin and fat is removed the buttock is elevated superiorly. In some cases this procedure is combined with a body lift or thigh lift.
Other options to restore contour to the buttocks include injection of fat into the buttocks after harvesting the fat from other areas of the body. This is commonly called a "Brazilian butt lift". Additionally, solid silicone gel implants (gluteal implants) can be placed into the buttock to add volume and restore a more youthful full appearance.
It is important, before getting a buttock lift, to have realistic expectations of the procedure. A buttock lift does not add volume or shape to an existing posterior, but it can give it a sleeker, more toned appearance.
A Buttock Lift is available in Hawaii through Dr. John D. Stover's Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii. Dr. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Kona, Hilo and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Stover continually updates his knowledge, skills and practice in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures, which has made him one of Hawaii's top-performing cosmetic surgeons.
Hilo 784 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720 808.969.1818 Fax: 808.969.1838
Waimea 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy., Surgery Suite K, Kamuela, HI 96743 808.885.4503 Fax: 808.885.4371
North Hawaii Medical Spa - Suite I & J 808.885. SKIN(7546)
Kona 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808.323.2600 Fax: 808.323.2608