The rapidly growing field of cosmetic surgery combines the best in medical science and expertise with the eye of a sculptor and unrelenting attention to even the smallest detail. The physicians at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, along with their highly trained and dedicated staff, are at the forefront of both the science and the art of cosmetic surgery and bring the newest procedures and techniques to the area. Peter Butler, MD and Jocelyn Leveque, MD, cofounders of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, have been joined by Ben Brown, MD, and they offer a comprehensive array of cosmetic procedures as well as reconstructive plastic surgery.

One of the newer procedures offered by Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. This is a gluteal sculpting procedure, essentially reshaping the buttocks by means of fat transfer from one area of the body to the buttocks in order to improve buttock shape and overall lower body contour. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is essentially taking fat from areas of excess and giving it to areas of deficiency. It has become an important procedure in plastic surgery, as it utilizes the patient’s own tissue, which may be taken from any area with excess fat.

Gluteal sculpting is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgical procedures being performed in the United States. Patients considering this procedure must be in good general health, at a stable weight, and not using any nicotine-containing substances. It does require an inconvenient and sometimes uncomfortable recovery period, with no sitting or lying on the back for at least the first week, and restrictions on sitting and lying down for a full month. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients go home the same day.

All three physicians at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery are qualified to perform the butt lift procedure, which is just one of the many body-sculpting options they offer. Dr. Butler believes that he and the patient are partners in setting appropriate goals and achieving the best results possible. “I think one of the most important things a plastic surgeon can do is listen,” he says. “During the initial consultation, I take time to really talk with a prospective patient. I want to understand thoroughly why someone has come to see me, what his or her expectations might be, and what I can do to help.” Dr. Leveque concurs, and believes that, as a woman, she is sometimes in a position to empathize with patients about their concerns about body image, particularly after childbirth, weight loss, or cancer treatment. Dr. Brown’s motto is “Plan like Leonardo Da Vinci and operate like Michelangelo.” He combines analytical planning with an artistic eye to help patients achieve their goals. Dr. Brown often adds some gluteal sculpting to his mommy makeover procedures and refers to the new combination procedure as the “ultimate mommy makeover.”

The physicians at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery welcome patients who want to explore their options concerning cosmetic surgery, and are happy to do consultations and provide detailed cost estimates. Their website includes a cost estimator for individual procedures as well as informational videos and podcasts dealing with all aspects of cosmetic surgery.


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