Dr. Michael
Horn, M.D.

Recognized as Chicago's
Top Cosmetic Surgeon

Butt Lift

A butt lift is primarily aimed at increasing the size of the buttocks. This augmentation can be done with a patient’s own fat, otherwise known as a fat transfer, or through silicone implants. Those who are interested in this procedure often have difficulty developing proportionate gluteal muscles or lack fat in the buttocks.

At The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery, located in the Gold Coast of Chicago, we can reshape and change the size of your buttocks, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. If this area of your body isn’t easily changed with exercise or weight loss, surgery is often used to supplement weight loss efforts. We recommend you obtain your ideal physical condition prior to having a butt lift.


To achieve a buttock augmentation, we use your own fat, removing it from one undesirable area and transferring it to the buttocks. One of the biggest advantages of this method is there is little to no chance of rejection because the tissue is from your own body. It also produces a more natural look than silicone implants. We usually remove fat from areas that have extra fat, such as other areas of the buttocks, the flank, or the thighs. We remove the excess fat and use it to reshape your buttocks to create the safe effects as a butt lift. The procedure causes minimal or no pain with tiny incisions similar to those that are created during the liposuction process.


After your procedure, you may experience some discomfort, pain, and bruising. Most patients will be unable to lie on their backs for about two weeks following the procedure. We recommend the use of a compression garment to help reduce swelling. Most individuals will be able to return to work after a week.

See if a butt lift is right for you! Request a consultation with The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery by filling out the consultation form to the right.


Top Plastic Surgeon
in Chicago
Dr. Michael A. Horn, M.D.

A skilled and caring professional, Dr. Michael Horn provides exceptional plastic surgery that is truly tailored to the individual patient. Renowned for his aesthetic results, Dr. Horn helps his patients achieve their appearance goals by combining experience, talent, and the highest quality medical care.

  • 60 East Delaware Place
  • 15th Floor
  • Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 202-9000