What Is the Best Butt Lift for Me?

A perky, curvy backside has been one of the most sought-after features of the past decade. Thanks to its resurgence in popular culture, women everywhere are wanting to trade in their flat backsides for voluminous derrières. Whether their backside is naturally flat, or aging and weight fluctuations have caused the behind to lose its shape and volume, a lackluster butt can negatively affect a woman’s confidence. Butt augmentation takes small, flat, sagging, or asymmetrical buttocks and turns them into a beautiful, confidence-enhancing feature. There are many options for achieving the full, curvy, and lifted backside you desire. While all of them will enhance the derrière, they all provide unique benefits.

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Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, more commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, has gained international popularity for its ability to shape and enhance the butt. This procedure is performed in a two-step process. The first involves attaining the fat needed for transfer. Fat is extracted from the abdomen, upper thighs, or lower back through liposuction. From here, the fat is purified and separated so that only the highest-quality fat remains for re-injection. Dr. Mesbahi takes the purified fat and injects it into multiple areas of the buttocks to provide fullness and lift.

The Benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Provides the most natural look and feel for the buttocks
  • Offers full body sculpting as fat is removed from the abdomen, thighs, and back
  • Involves a low risk of infection, allergies, or rejection of the additional fat
  • Provides long-lasting results

Butt Implants

Before the use of fat grafting, butt implants were the highest standard for butt augmentation and are still popular today. Butt implants are made of solid silicone and are offered in a variety of shapes and sizes. These implants are inserted into the buttock through an incision made in the natural crease between the butt cheek and thigh to prevent visible scarring.

The Benefits of Butt Implants

  • Creates a dramatic transformation
  • Ideal for those who don’t have enough excess fat on their body to use for fat grafting
  • Provides permanent results


For some women, their dissatisfaction with their backside doesn’t stem from a flat butt; instead, it comes from excess fat in the buttock region. This excess fat may cause the butt to look disproportionate with the rest of the body and can lead to a negative self-image. For these women, liposuction is the preferred method. This procedure uses a cannula and suction device to remove unwanted fat. Liposuction of the buttocks will reveal a firmer, smoother, balanced, and lifted derrière.

The Benefits of Liposuction

  • Provides permanent removal of fat
  • Ideal for women who desire firmness but not an increase in size

If you are interested in butt augmentation, contact Dr. Alex Mesbahi at 703-287-8277 to set up a consultation.

Some people will engage in incredibly risky actions to get beauty treatments. Various black market beauty enhancement procedures have turned up over the years, usually offered by a self-proclaimed “medical professional” who is looking for profit. Some patients have paid in severe illness, and one with her life, for choosing black market butt injections from the “toxic tush” doctor instead of coming to a plastic surgery practice with a legitimate plastic surgeon.

The “Toxic Tush” Doctor

Butt Lift surgery by Dr. MesbahiOneal Ron Morris, who has been called the “Toxic Tush” doctor, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for administering toxic butt injections. Morris combined Super Glue®, Fix-a-Flat® tire sealant, cement, silicone, and mineral oil, and used the “blend” for buttock enhancement for multiple women. Several became ill and one actually died as a result of the injections, which they had been led to believe were medical-grade products. Morris is not a licensed doctor and had already served a year in prison for a related offense.

The Safer, Better Way to Enhance Your Buttocks

Morris’s imprisonment and the effects on these women are clear proof that black market butt injections are dangerous and should be avoided. If you’re going to get a butt lift, do it the smart way: come to a board-certified plastic surgeon, where you can be guaranteed a safe procedure with proven results. Dr. Mesbahi offers several techniques, including silicone implants and fat injections, that can improve the shape and contour of the buttocks and produce a more lifted appearance. By coming to a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can be assured that the procedure is approved by the FDA for patient safety. You can also be confident that the results will look attractive and natural. Your results from butt lift surgery with a plastic surgeon will be long lasting to permanent.

If you are interested in getting a butt lift or other aesthetic treatment(s), don’t put yourself at risk by seeking out black market options. Schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Mesbahi. To learn more, call 703-287-8277 or contact Dr. Mesbahi online today.

Whether achieved by diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, dramatic weight loss can have a positive effect on a person’s self-confidence. However, in achieving your weight-loss goal, your body may have been left with excess fat deposits and sagging skin on various regions. These issues not only continue to worsen, but they also become nearly impossible to improve over time. To correct the negative side effects that result from losing a considerable amount of weight, many men and women turn to body contouring with Dr. Alex Mesbahi for an effective solution.

Benefits of Body Contouring Surgery

Through body contouring surgery, Dr. Mesbahi can help patients improve the following conditions:

  • Sagging in the upper arms
  • Breasts that appear flat
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Apron-like overhang in the abdominal area
  • Folds and pockets in the thighs
  • Sagging skin in the buttocks region

Candidates for Body Contouring Surgery

Although a consultation at our Virginia practice is the most accurate way to determine if body contouring is suitable for you, there are some general characteristics that most patients have in common. You may be a candidate for body contouring if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have no health conditions that can impair healing
  • Are at a stable weight
  • Have realistic expectations about surgery
  • Do not smoke

Body Contouring Procedures

Since body contouring is designed to treat multiple areas of the body, several cosmetic treatments are performed concurrently with one another during the same procedure. The areas of your body that need correction will ultimately determine which of the following body contouring procedures are performed:

Breast Lift

Removes excess skin and glandular tissue from the breasts while elevating the breasts and nipples to a higher, more attractive position.

Arm Lift

Removes excess skin from the arms and tightens the remaining skin to reveal a slimmer, more toned appearance.

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Removes hanging skin from the stomach area and restores a defined appearance to the abdominal muscles.

Thigh Lift

Reshapes the thighs to a more attractive contour by eliminating sagging and stretched skin.

Butt Lift

Restores fullness and roundness to the buttocks by removing sagging skin and lifting the butt to a higher position.

Results of Body Contouring Surgery

The results of body contouring typically last many years, as long as you maintain a healthy weight and properly take care of your skin.

Highly respected by his colleagues for his extensive experience in body contouring surgery, Dr. Alex Mesbahi prides himself on helping his patients achieve natural-looking results. If you think a body contouring procedure can benefit you, we encourage you to call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Mesbahi.