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Butt Liposuction

Excess fat on your buttocks can make your behind look less flattering, but with butt lipo in Santa Monica, this stubborn fat can be removed. Body sculpting with liposuction involves removing excess fat from areas of the body for a shapely silhouette. Dr. Ralph A. Massey is an award-winning surgeon who helps patients achieve a better buttocks shape with buttocks liposuction.

What Is a Butt Lipo?

Butt lipo is the treatment of the buttocks area with liposuction to suck away excess fatty tissue that affects its appearance and shape.

While some patients want butt augmentation, others want to achieve shapelier buttocks by reducing the extra fat around the flanks, upper buttocks, and/or outer buttocks. This procedure creates a natural transition and makes your behind look more voluptuous.

Good Candidate for Butt Lipo

First and foremost, to be a good candidate for butt lipo, you have to be in good overall health. Ideally, you should be a non-smoker, have no cardiovascular conditions, and have no bleeding problems.

You may be recommended to undergo butt liposuction if you want a rounded buttocks. Buttocks liposuction can also remove love handles and extra volume to help you achieve a pleasing figure. You need to have realistic expectations in order to achieve optimal results.

Your Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Massey, your medical history will be discussed, including any underlying conditions, past surgeries, and present medications. Dr. Massey will also ask you about your cosmetic goals. A physical examination of your target areas will be performed, and photographs may be taken for before-and-after comparison.

The Procedure

The first step of the butt lipo procedure is the administration of a tumescent solution. This contains local anesthesia, epinephrine, and normal saline. All of Dr. Massey’s procedures are performed without the use of general anesthesia. As a result, the procedures are safer and offer a faster and easier recovery process.

Incision areas will be marked prior to the surgery. Once the incisions have been made, a thin tube called a cannula will be inserted for suctioning the fat tissue. Thanks to Dr. Massey’s precise technique, the perfect amount of excess fat will be removed to give the buttocks a perky shape.

Recovery and Healing

There will be a few weeks of downtime and recovery after your butt lipo. After your procedure, a compression garment should be worn for about two weeks to facilitate healing. This will lessen the swelling that usually occurs a few days after your surgery. Bruising can be expected, too, but should disappear quickly.

You must sleep on your stomach for some time. Walking is encouraged, and most normal activities can be resumed after a few days. Pain medications may also be prescribed to help manage the discomfort.

How Much Does a Butt Lipo Procedure Cost?

The cost of a butt lipo treatment can differ from patient to patient due to its highly individualized procedure. The overall price will include the anesthetic used, extent of work done, and other surgical fees.

Contact Us to Learn More

Find out more about how to enhance your buttocks shape with butt lipo in Santa Monica. Contact our office to set up an informative consultation with Dr. Massey.

Patient Testimonials


"Dr Massey, you are a rarity today and a fine representation of what a doctor should be… caring for the patient above all else. Thank you most deeply for your beautiful work on my nose. Thank you most especially for seeing me through a very traumatic experience with outstanding care, sensitivity and professionalism."

-Suzanne B.

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Before & afters

For Dr. Massey safety is the first priority with any surgery. He has personally performed hundreds of liposuction surgeries, and none of his patients has had any type of serious complication. Indeed in a recent study of over 15,000 patients treated with tumescent liposuction there was not a single serious complication.

An image displaying the contrast between a woman's abdominal area prior to and following a tummy tuck surgery.
Visible change in a woman's tummy after undergoing liposuction, highlighting the effectiveness of the procedure.
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