Buttock Lift (Gluteoplasty)

“More and more women have come to see me not only to increase the size of--but also to lift and shape--their derriere. With age and weight fluctuations, the skin there can sag and become unsightly both in and out of clothes. I have found that by using the body’s own tissues, I can beautifully create a fuller, more shapely buttock.” - Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Full, firm, and shapely buttocks are not always easily obtainable, especially for those who have experienced weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or simply don’t have the right genetics. If you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your buttocks, a buttocks lift (gluteoplasty) procedure might be right for you. Houston board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a highly skilled professional who will give you satisfying results with your buttocks lift surgery. This procedure can be performed along with a Brazilian Butt Lift or can be done afterward.

Gluteoplasty Can Correct:
  • Small or flat buttocks
  • Asymmetrical buttocks
  • Sagging buttocks
  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your buttocks

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored to each individual patient. Your goal size and shape for your backside will be discussed, keeping your expectations in mind. A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate your current condition. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will determine the optimal plan for your buttock lift surgery (gluteoplasty). Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner and encourages you to become thoroughly informed during the consultation in order to make a well-informed decision. Please be sure to set aside an hour for your appointment.

“Five stars say it all! Dr. Ravi and his staff have been sensitive to my needs from the time of first consultation to my follow up care! Dr. Ravi took as much time as I needed, gave me the best advice and ensured I understood the undertaking of my procedures. I feel great and look amazing! He has exceeded my expectations! Dr. Ravi is someone you should consider if you are thinking of plastic surgery. Thank you Dr. Ravi, I love my body again.”
- J. R. S., Houston TX

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Most patients looking to undergo a Gluteoplasty with Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula have sagging skin or a deflated appearance of their buttocks due to significant weight loss or from natural aging. The best candidates for this surgery are healthy, non-smoking individuals who have realistic expectations. An ideal candidate does not have any other medical conditions that might impair healing or increase their risk of surgery complications.

Pre-Operative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions to ensure your best possible results.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping the use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as they can interrupt healing. It is recommended that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.


A responsible adult should stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. (Some patients may need assistance for several more days.) Dr. Ravi Somayazula also recommends walking several times a day immediately following surgery. In most cases, patients can resume normal daily activities in three to ten days and can likely return to work in two weeks. Other limitations include no strenuous activity or heavy lifting for six weeks. Afterward, activity can be gradually increased.  Houston Buttock Lift surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula and his staff are always available to assist you with any questions or recovery-related issues.

The effects of your buttocks lift will be immediately noticeable. There will be some bruising and swelling in the initial weeks while your body heals. Over the next few weeks, the appearance of your buttocks will continue to improve, resulting in a natural-looking enhancement. Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s patients are often thrilled with their shapely and youthful buttocks and are excited to see how their new figure fills out their favorite pair of jeans.

We are happy to provide you with a basic overview of gluteoplasty surgery, but the internet is no substitute for a personal, in-depth consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all the steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a customized treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation today.

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Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula, Dr. Swapna Gopathi, and Dr. Saiqa Khan, all Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi, Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Khan strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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