Sculpted Beauty from Every Angle
Dr. Joseph Capella specializes in plastic surgery after weight loss and body contouring.
Having performed over 10,000 body contouring procedures at Capella Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, he’s a renowned leader in his field. Dr. Capella’s research, presentations, and publications demonstrate his dedication to surgical innovation and safety. He has also collaborated with his father, Dr. Rafael Capella, an esteemed bariatric surgeon, in his work. Dr. Capella, who has performed over 2,000 butt lifts, can tailor your physique and show off your weight-loss progress.
Background On Butt Lifts
Like the face, the remainder of the body suffers the consequences of time, gravity, and in some cases, significant weight loss. A butt lift is designed to tighten the skin of the buttock area. The procedure can be performed alone or with other operations such as a thigh lift and tummy tuck. Combining these three operations is often called a body lift.
Redefine Your Assets
Say goodbye to loose, sagging skin and uneven contours.
A butt lift firms up your rear end for a sleeker physique. Excess skin is removed to create a more taught, youthful appearance to the buttocks. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Capella to explore butt lift surgery and other procedures targeting specific areas of excess skin and fat.
Experience the transformation you desire.
At the first office visit, Dr. Capella will take a medical history and perform a focused physical examination for your Butt Lift procedure.
Medical conditions such as bleeding disorders, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, hernias, or a smoking history will be of particular concern to Dr. Capella. The doctor will request information regarding medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past, including all kinds of pain medications. Your height and weight will be recorded. You should know that this is not an operation for obesity.
A Curvier, More Defined Buttocks
You will meet again with Dr. Capella approximately two weeks before your Butt Lift surgery, at which time any remaining questions regarding the operation will be answered.
You will be asked to discontinue medications that could lead to bleeding during the surgery. The specific medications will be reviewed with you at the visit.
You will then be asked to sign a consent form for the surgical procedure. Dr. Capella performs Butt Lift surgeries with general anesthesia. Photographs will be taken of your abdomen, thighs and buttocks, and any other areas upon which Dr. Capella will be operating. You will be given specific instructions regarding the date and time of your procedure. You are not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. Exceptions may be made for certain individuals. You will need to arrange for an adult to drive you to and from the operative suite.
You should wear loose-fitting clothing that will wash easily in the event it is soiled. Do not wear jewelry, contact lenses, or bring valuables to the operating room. Remove all body jewelry from pierced body parts; it can interfere with the procedure and may represent a safety threat to you because of the use of electrocautery during the procedure. Do not shave or wax prior to surgery, as this may increase your risk of infection. On the day of your Butt Lift New Jersey staff at Capella Plastic Surgery will take care of any shaving that is necessary. Finally, Dr. Capella will write prescriptions for preventative antibiotics to decrease your risk of infection and a narcotic analgesic for post-operative pain relief.
The Day of Your Butt Lift Surgery
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Capella will place skin markings on your buttocks to direct him during the procedure.
The anesthesiologist will review your medical history and will then administer an anesthetic. A Butt Lift alone takes two hours. When the procedure is combined with an abdominoplasty and thigh lift, it takes approximately three hours. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin from the buttock area. Liposuction may be incorporated to further improve body contour. Drain tubes are placed under the skin to evacuate any fluid which may drain after the operation. The closure of the skin is done with dissolving-type suture material, which does not require removal.
Dressings are placed on the incisions. Our New Jersey Butt Lift Patients are usually ready to be discharged from the recovery room two to three hours after the conclusion of the procedure. This varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure. It is necessary to have an adult drive you home and be with you during the first 24 hours after the surgery. Patients cannot be discharged to the company of a minor or to a car service. Patients from out of the tri-state area should plan to stay locally for approximately seven to ten days.
Reveal Your Best Backside
Experience long-lasting results with a Butt Lift. While weight changes and aging may affect your body over time, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the youthful contour achieved through gluteoplasty. Enjoy the benefits for an extended period by prioritizing a balanced lifestyle and avoiding significant weight gain.
Embrace a Perkier
and More Youthful Derriere
For the first few days, you will likely feel discomfort, which medication can control. Your buttock area will be swollen. The swelling will resolve over a period of several weeks, depending on the extent of your surgery.
We will provide you with instructions for personal hygiene and activity. We suggest you begin walking as soon as possible, although rest is very important as well. Dressings may be removed 48 hours after your Butt Lift surgery. Showering is permitted at this time as well. You will be seen at the office one week following surgery for evaluation of the incisions and drain removal. Individuals with deskwork-type employment may resume work in one week. Lifting should be limited to 25 lbs. for four weeks. Others with work involving prolonged periods of standing or walking, or heavy lifting may need to wait from three to six weeks. Vigorous activities or aerobic exercises should not be resumed for six weeks.
The buttocks will feel very tight for several days. In the first few days after Butt Lift surgery, you will feel most comfortable lying flat. Over the next several days, you will gradually be able to sit upright. You will likely experience occasional twinges of pain during the first several months after surgery. It takes several months for the buttocks to regain a normal feel. Temporary numbness, particularly just below the incision, is common. The scar often becomes redder several weeks after surgery and begins to fade two to three months later. While the scar will never disappear completely, its appearance is usually very satisfactory. It may take the scar as long as 18 months to reach its final appearance.
The incision required for Butt Lift is placed very low on the back, just above the buttocks, and is hidden by most contemporary underwear and bikini swimwear.
The ideal candidate for a Butt Lift is an individual with excess skin along the buttocks with associated cellulite. An individual who has had liposuction performed on the buttock area in the past may have skin irregularities that would also benefit from a buttock lift. Dr. Capella has a very large amount of experience with Butt Lift.
A butt lift is a common and highly successful procedure at Capella Plastic Surgery. However, there may be risks or potential complications, such as rare cases of infection and blood clots. Prompt movement after surgery reduces the risk of blood clots, while smokers should quit before and after surgery to promote healing. Following instructions and contacting the office with any questions can minimize complications and ensure a smoother recovery.
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) focuses on enhancing buttock volume and projection by transferring fat from other areas of the body to the buttocks. Patients with loose skin or cellulite at the buttocks are not good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
A butt lift improves the buttocks' overall shape, symmetry, and contour. It involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues to achieve a more lifted appearance. A butt lift is ideal for individuals with loose skin and cellulite of the buttocks.
Schedule your consultation to discuss your body contouring concerns with Dr. Joseph Capella.
Give yourself the gift of expert care and world-class results. Schedule your remote or in-person consultation with Dr. Capella to receive care from the field’s foremost authority in body contouring after weight loss.
545 Island Road, Suite 2A, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446