Back & Buttocks Liposuction

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA

Back and buttock liposuction is a group of liposuction techniques that can refine the appearance of the backside, from the bra line to the buttocks. It involves removing excess fat to provide a contour that slims and reshapes hard-to-treat areas, with results otherwise unachievable without surgery.

Dr. Sean Younai provides effective back and buttock liposuction procedures at his Beverly Hills office. A board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over 15 years of surgical experience, he is among the top liposuction specialists in the Los Angeles area. For more information, call (818) 386-1222 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Before and After Photos

About Back & Buttock Liposuction

The back and buttocks are two areas of the body that are prone to accumulating pockets of excess fat that remain despite non-surgical measures like diet and exercise. Despite deliberate efforts to reduce body weight, some people naturally accumulate fat in these areas. This can cause unsightly bra bulges, chubby lower backs, and misshapen or oversized buttocks. Thankfully, a cosmetic procedure like back and buttock liposuction from Dr. Younai can address this problem head-on. With liposuction, men and women can permanently remove these pockets of fat, providing an optimized contour and a leaner figure that will reflect the hard work they have put into losing weight. 

The liposuction process itself is relatively simple for the back and buttocks areas. With the buttocks, the procedure involves making small incisions and then breaking up the fat with a tube-like tool called a cannula. Dr. Younai uses a micro-cannula that allows for multiple entry points to the buttocks that are no larger than ⅛ of an inch. In this way, he can be extremely exact in the amount of fat he removes and the location from which he removes it. With this specialized tool, he can remove just the right amount of fat necessary to sculpt and define the buttocks. This creates a graceful transition from the buttocks over the waistline and along the back. Because the buttocks serve a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one, it is vital that the removal of fat does not exceed what is needed to provide a cushion for the back and spine.

For the back, Dr. Younai applies a more aggressive technique to treat the dense and fibrous fat that accumulates there. The back is like a blank canvas to work with and fewer incisions are needed. He uses a cannula that is shaped like a flat spatula to smooth the underside of the skin. This process can enhance muscle definition in the upper and lower back. This part of the procedure works well for men who struggle with love handles and excess fat on their lower back. It can provide a physique that is lean and athletic for a masculine look.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Dr. Younai prefers to use the tumescent method of liposuction for both the back and buttocks. This technique makes the procedure safer and more comfortable for the patient. It involves a large volume of fluid containing epinephrine and anesthesia that he infuses into the target areas. The anesthesia prevents discomfort for up to 18 hours, making the initial recovery period easier. Epinephrine is a vasoconstrictor that causes the capillaries to contract, significantly reducing blood loss during surgery. (1)

Benefits of Back & Buttock Liposuction

There are several benefits to receiving back and buttock liposuction with Dr. Younai. These include:

  • Getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise
  • Achieving a slimmer, better-proportioned figure
  • Experiencing less discomfort thanks to the tumescent liposuction technique
  • Gaining renewed confidence in your body
  • Expanding the horizons of your wardrobe
  • Obtaining newfound motivation to stay healthy and fit

Who is a Candidate for Back & Buttock Liposuction?

A good candidate for back and buttocks liposuction will have already reached and maintained their target weight. If you plan on losing weight, you should do so before you undergo this treatment. Candidates must be in relatively good health so they can heal and recover properly. If you have any underlying conditions like asthma or high blood pressure, you should have these under control before you undergo surgery. Ideal liposuction patients have a positive attitude and a realistic idea of what this procedure can do for their appearance. 

If you have excess skin or poor skin elasticity, Dr. Younai offers customized body lift procedures that he can combine with your liposuction treatment. Body lift techniques serve to remove excess skin and tissue, providing tighter and firmer skin that will properly hug your newly slimmer figure. 

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, you will review your goals and expectations with Dr. Younai and he will devise a plan to help you achieve them. He prides himself on being able to meet or exceed his patient’s expectations based on the mutual understanding developed during initial consultations. He will show you before and after photos of people who have undergone back and butt liposuction at his Beverly Hills office. With these, you can get a better idea of the kinds of contouring that he can accomplish, and you can let him know what kind of results you desire.

Dr. Younai will ask you some questions about your medical history, as well as run some tests to determine if surgery is a safe option for you. If you are eligible, you can schedule your procedure appointment and we will give you personalized preparation instructions. To arrange your consultation, call (818) 386-1222 or fill out this form for more information.


Your personalized preparation instructions may involve changes to your prescription medications. Here are some general guidelines for preparing for liposuction:

  • If you are a smoker, quit for the duration of your treatment process and until you have completely recovered
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for two weeks prior to your surgery
  • Avoid NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like ibuprofen to reduce bleeding during surgery
  • Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to encourage healing
  • Stay hydrated
  • Prepare your home for your limited mobility during recovery
  • Arrange a ride home from our facilities on the day of your surgery

Back & Buttock Liposuction Procedure

When you come in for your back and buttock liposuction procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic to initiate your treatment. When this has taken effect, Dr. Younai will inject the tumescent fluid into your targeted pockets of fat and proceed to break it up and prepare it for removal. Then, through several small incisions, he will remove the fat using suction. He will perform the procedure with great care, sculpting an attractive contour that flows naturally from your upper back to your buttocks. When the procedure is complete, we will monitor your condition as the anesthesia wears off.


You may need up to two weeks of downtime for recovery, depending on the extent of your procedure and how quickly you heal. You can expect some bruising, swelling, redness, and sensitivity in your treatment areas during this period. If you experience a distracting level of discomfort, Dr. Younai can prescribe medication to help alleviate these symptoms. You may resume everyday activities when you feel ready, though you should wait at least one month before you engage in any strenuous activity.


The final aesthetic results of your back and buttock liposuction procedure will reveal themselves gradually. Your treatment area will be swollen for several months, and your new contours may take some time to settle into place. Before this time, you will still be able to see the profound cosmetic benefits that losing excess fat can have on your appearance. 

Liposuction is a permanent procedure, as fat cells cannot grow back once they have been removed. However, remaining fat cells can grow and shrink, and new ones can develop with time. For this reason, you will need to maintain your target weight if you want to uphold the contours that Dr. Younai carefully crafted for your figure. While liposuction can help you achieve your ideal body, it will not maintain it on its own as it is not a weight loss solution. (2) A healthy and active lifestyle will always be the key to a beautiful body. 

How Much Does Back & Buttock Liposuction Cost in Beverly Hills?

Back and buttock liposuction is a highly customizable procedure that varies from patient to patient according to their treatment plan. To learn more about how much back and buttock liposuction costs with Dr. Younai, call (818) 386-1222 or visit our contact page.


Is liposuction painful?

Surgeons administer precise amounts of local anesthesia and tumescent fluid before liposuction procedures. This measure ensures that patients feel no discomfort during surgery. Patients will feel discomfort as they heal during recovery, but prescription medication can address this. 

How long do the results of liposuction last?

This question can be answered in two different ways. Liposuction is technically permanent because fat cells do not come back once they have been removed. However, the aesthetic results of liposuction are subject to fluctuations in weight. If you gain weight, there is no guarantee that your back and buttocks will maintain their appearance. 

Will liposuction treat my sagging abdominal skin?

Liposuction alone is not enough to treat excess or sagging skin. Removing fat without also removing the skin may make these symptoms worse. If you have excess skin, your surgeon can combine your liposuction procedure with elements of a body lift or a tummy tuck to remove it. 


  1. Venkataram J. Tumescent liposuction: A review. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2008;1(2):49. doi: 
  2. Bartow MJ, Raggio BS. Liposuction. PubMed. Published 2022.