Buttocks Liposuction

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Butt liposuction

A common area for fat to gather is the buttocks. Too much fat in the buttocks can leave your body disproportionate and unbalanced.

Although working out and eating well is a great way to lose weight, some fat can be resistant to these activities. Liposuction is a great way to get rid of that stubborn fat. With Dr. Brown’s eye for detail, he will artfully sculpt away unnecessary fat and reshape the bum to a more attractive appearance. If you are looking for an impressive solution to reducing the unwanted fat in your backside, liposuction is your best option!

About Liposuction

Liposuction is an advanced body contouring technique that has been used for decades to help people remove unwanted fat. This method is a minimally invasive technique because, during surgery, a thin hollow tube is only inserted just below the skin to reach the subcutaneous fat layer. This layer of fat is very difficult to remove with diet and exercise. Cosmetic procedures are often needed to remove this fat and help patients achieve their ideal outcome.

It’s important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure.

Liposuction is meant to get rid of small stubborn pockets of fat that detract from the appearance or hide muscle definition. Once these fat cells have been removed from the body, they cannot return. At our office, we offer quite a few methods of liposuction so we can help our patients slim down and look their best!


Over the many years that liposuction has been around, it has been tested and tweaked to provide the advanced techniques we have today. Dr. Brown uses SmartLipo to help his patients obtain their best outcome. SmartLipo is a cutting-edge method that uses laser technology during surgery to efficiently remove fat cells. The heat from the laser emulsifies fat cells and expedites their removal. SmartLipo has the added benefit of producing localized skin tightening. This is accomplished when the heat of the laser affects the skin in the treatment area. Collagen levels are boosted and help smooth out the skin.

Suction Assisted Liposuction

This traditional method of liposuction is the go-to standard for removing unwanted fat. A thin cannula is used to gently remove fat and sculpt the treatment area.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Along with the traditional method of lipo, this technique uses a device that creates vibrations in the treatment area. These vibrations help break up fat cells which helps your procedure go faster.

Liposuction can be applied to areas all over the body, treatment areas include the legs, under the chin, chest, hips, abdomen, upper arms, and back. Liposuction is also often used alongside another procedure, like a tummy tuck, to optimize results. Dr. Brown will go over your liposuction options in your personal consultation and help determine which method will bring about your best results.


The primary advantage of liposuction is that it will transform your bum in one procedure. Liposuction is a customizable surgery. Dr. Brown will consider many things with your treatment, such as desired appearance and anatomical features. With liposuction, we can help you look and feel amazing after just one treatment.


The ideal candidate will be healthy and within their ideal weight. Both men and women are applicable for liposuction and Dr. Brown is experienced in enhancing both feminine and masculine features. Individuals interested in liposuction will need to be able to pause smoking habits for a few weeks before and after treatment. If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as healing issues, weak immune system or diabetes liposuction is not a safe treatment for you.

We prioritize our patients’ safety and care. To get started on the road to a smoother, more attractive butt, schedule your consultation today.

Personal Consultation

Buttock Lipo Surgery

During your meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn all about liposuction and the techniques we offer at our office. Together, you and Dr. Brown will choose the technique that will sculpt your butt the best. This meeting is a great time for you to ask questions and voice any concerns you have. Dr. Brown wants each of his patients to be aware of the details involved in a lipo surgery and feel well-informed.

A part of creating your best treatment plan is learning about your health and medical history. Dr. Brown will make sure he has a good understanding of your lifestyle, past procedures and medications so he can create a safe treatment plan for you.


Before your appointment, you will need to arrange rides to and from the appointment, fill and pick-up prescriptions, set aside a recovery area in your home, and arrange for time off from work. Preparation is key to a healthy surgery and recovery. Dr. Brown will provide you with more in-depth instructions regarding your surgery in your personal consultation.


When you arrive at your appointment, you will change into a gown. Your incision sites will be cleaned and marked. Anesthesia will be applied and once you are comfortable, your surgery will begin. The whole procedure will take about two hours and will include specific details to your personalized treatment.


Following surgery, your bum will be swollen and sore. Medication will keep any discomfort controlled and elevating your hips will help decrease swelling. A compression garment will need to be worn to minimize swelling as well and help your butt adjust to its new shape. You will need to sleep on your stomach for a while to keep pressure off incisions and allow your butt’s new shape to set in.

A follow-up appointment with Dr. Brown will give him the chance to examine your results and inform you what to expect for the rest of your recovery.


Your bum will look impressive following surgery. A few weeks after treatment your final results will set in. These results are long-lasting and will impact your whole appearance. Patients love the results Dr. Brown achieves. These results will last you years! The best way to keep your results and bum in shape is to eat healthily and exercise.


The cost of your procedure will depend on your goals and the treatment plan that Dr. Brown and you create. To learn more about liposuction and how it will be tailored to your desired results, give us a call at (619) 461-1500 or click here to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How dangerous is liposuction?

Liposuction is not a dangerous procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Brown. With years of experience under his belt, he will perform your surgery with insight and care. A consultation will also be held before your procedure. This meeting will give Dr. Brown a chance to learn more about your health and plan out a safe surgery for you.

How much does buttock liposuction cost?

The cost of butt liposuction will depend on the desired results. Dr. Brown will go over the costs involved in your treatment during your consultation and provide an estimate.

How long does it take to recover from liposuction?

Downtime is often a few days to a week. The timeline for each person will depend on their health and how much fat is removed. Dr. Brown will provide an estimated recovery time for you during your consultation so you know how much time to ask off from work.

What is laser lipo?

Laser lipo is an advanced form of liposuction that implements a laser fiber during surgery. This laser fiber is used to emulsify fat cells so the fat can be removed quickly. This surgery allows for fast, efficient treatment.

How much is a fat transfer?

The cost of a fat transfer will relate to the customized factors determined by you and Dr. Brown.

How many inches can I lose with laser lipo?

The number of inches removed with laser lipo will relate to the amount of fat present in the area and how much Dr. Brown deems is safe to remove.

Does laser lipo tighten skin?

Laser lipo does offer skin tightening outcomes. However, they are localized to the area being treated. If you are interested in comprehensive skin tightening, we offer laser resurfacing and BodyTite. Both of these treatments work to tighten the skin and help you achieve smooth, sexy results. Ask Dr. Brown which treatment is best for combining with your lipo procedure.

Does laser liposuction really work?

Yes! Laser liposuction is a great way to quickly remove the fat you don’t want and improve the quality of your skin. We offer laser liposuction because we see it improving our patients’ appearances and lives. If you are interested in laser liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown today and ask about your lipo options.

Which is better, CoolSculpting or liposuction?

The best treatment will relate to you and your health goals. Typically, liposuction is a preferred treatment because it provides patients with an immediate, impressive result. With CoolSculpting, you have to wait for months before you see your final outcome. CoolSculpting often requires multiple appointments before patients see the definition they want. Whereas with liposuction, you spend your money once and get the results you want in one appointment.

We want you to look and feel amazing. Schedule a consultation by clicking here and get started towards your best self!