Introduction to Buttock Lift

With all of the songs and social media in the world today, it’s no wonder why buttock augmentation is becoming more and more popular these days. While most people consider a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) as the primary option for enhancement, there are people out there who would care for a less voluminous and more natural look. At Celebrity Plastics in Miami, Florida, Dr. Keyes offers a traditional Buttock Lift as a great way to lift sagging buttocks without the need for any filler or implants. To learn a little bit about what kind of difference this procedure can provide you, we encourage you to keep reading below.

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What is a Buttock Lift?

A traditional Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that pulls up the skin around your butt to improve its shape and surface. The procedure creates a smoother, less dimpled, and more toned appearance. Unlike other cosmetic butt procedures, a butt lift doesn’t increase the size of your butt.

While there are several techniques that Dr. Keyes could employ, one of the more common techniques of a gluteal lift requires an incision just below the waistline and is commonly combined with an abdominoplasty incision in a body contouring procedure. Liposuction may be used for improved contouring as well.

Another technique Dr. Keyes can use utilizes an incision just below the buttocks and is placed in the crease between the buttocks and the upper thigh. The excess skin and tissues are removed resulting in a more defined crease and sometimes smooths the skin of the back of the upper leg.

Since this treatment will only improve the position of your butt and not enhance its size, if you are interested in obtaining larger buttocks, we encourage you to speak with Dr. Keyes about a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

What are the benefits of a Buttock Lift?

Our Miami Butt Lift patients have found the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Tighter and Lifted Buttocks: A buttock lift can give your backside a perkier, more voluminous appearance.
  • Better Proportions: With a more toned and proportionate butt, you may look more aesthetically pleasing which could lead to an increase in self-confidence, overall mood, and well-being.
  • Minimizes Cellulite: This surgery can help reduce any “dimpling” caused by cellulite for a smoother aesthetic.
  • Better Clothing Options: With a butt that is now fuller, you have the ability to enhance your wardrobe as certain clothing may fit you better.
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What’s the first step?

If you would like to improve the appearance of your buttocks in Miami, FL, your first step is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Keyes. When you come in for this appointment, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic concerns and desires, and Dr. Keyes will examine your buttocks and ask you questions regarding your medical history. It is very important to be open and honest as it will help prevent any unnecessary risks or side effects.

Once Dr. Keyes has all of the information he needs, he will create your surgical plan and our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your procedure date and time.

What to expect on the day of Buttock Lift surgery

On the day of your butt lift procedure, you will be administered medications to make your procedure more tolerable, which will be either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Once you have been sedated, Dr. Keyes will begin by making incisions in strategic areas of your buttocks.

The length and pattern will depend on the location and amount of excess skin needed to be removed, but they will be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. He will then use deep sutures within underlying tissues to help form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

The results of a gluteal lift are visible almost immediately, however, the tissues will need to settle within the first three to six months and the incision lines can take up to two years to mature.

Procedure timeline


The first step to getting your butt lift surgery is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation through our patient coordinator.


When you come into our office, you will meet with Dr. Keyes and allow him to evaluate your butt and body. Once he creates your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgical date.

Pre-operative preparation

Before your surgery, you may be asked to stop taking certain medications. You will also need to quit smoking and consuming alcohol a week before surgery. We encourage our patients to get any prescriptions filled before coming in so they can focus on recovery post-surgery.


Once you are sedated, Dr. Keyes will begin making strategic incisions that will allow him to remove any excess skin and tighten your gluteal muscles for a firmer, lifted appearance. You will be stitched up and bandaged where needed. Once released, you will be able to recover comfortably at home.


During your recovery, we encourage you to use pillows as you sleep and sit to avoid splitting your incisions. You will be sore the first few days to a week post-surgery but should be able to return to work after the first week, as long it’s a sedentary position. After about two weeks, you can begin resuming your normal lifestyle.

Post-operative appointments

Dr. Keyes will have you return a day or two following surgery so he can monitor your healing. You can expect two or three follow-up appointments after that as they are more spaced apart after each check-up.

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Who are the best candidates for the Buttock Lift procedure?

The best candidates for a Butt Lift in Miami, FL should have some of the following characteristics:

  • Committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness
  • Have significant soft tissue looseness in the gluteal area
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what gluteal lift surgery can accomplish
  • Nonsmoker
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Buttock Lift Recovery

After your butt lift surgery, you’ll go into a recovery area until you wake up from the anesthetic or where you’ll wait for a short amount of time to make sure there aren’t any complications. Once Dr. Keyes says it’s OK, you will be released to go home and recover in comfort. You’ll need someone to take you home, as you won’t be able to operate a vehicle safely after your surgery.

We like to remind our patients that recovery from butt lift surgery does take time. You’ll likely have to use pillows when sitting and adjust how you sleep. These techniques help with healing and reduce the risk of incision splitting. You will be provided with instructions on how to care for your incisions and surgical drains. Often, but not always, you’re asked not to put pressure on the surgical site. You may need to wait up to several weeks before returning to your typical activities. It can take several months for you to fully heal.

You may also need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and promote skin tightening and healing. Dr. Keyes will prescribe you take medicine that reduces the risk of blood clots.

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How much does a Buttock Lift cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of a Buttock Lift in Miami will be determined by numerous factors, including the degree of change and techniques that are used. After your initial consultation, Dr. Keyes will create your surgical plan and with that information, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown of the total cost for your procedure.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

Located in beautiful Miami, FL, Celebrity Plastics is a premier destination for transformative cosmetic procedures, guided by the expertise of Michael Keyes M.D., and his exceptional team. Dr. Keyes has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today,, and many more. With over 370K followers on social media, he is a proud member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has even spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA. Dr. Keyes was elected as the “World Top 100 Doctor – Class of 2022” by The Global Summits Institute and was honored with the “Clinical Achievement Award” from the University of Louisville Plastic Surgery Department.

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