Plastic Surgery Williamsburg – Thigh/Buttock Lift Procedure
Who is a Candidate for Thigh/Buttock Lift?
You may be a candidate for thigh/buttock lift if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity of the thigh, hip, or buttock areas. Patients who have had massive weight loss through diet or gastric bypass surgery are often candidates for this procedure to remove loose, hanging skin. You may also desire this procedure if your skin in the thigh area is saggy or has an orange peel, flabby, and/or dimpled appearance. The procedure may also be indicated if your thigh appearance improves dramatically when you lift the lax skin. If you are self-conscious about your lower body appearance, you may also want to look into this procedure.
The procedure is intended to produce tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin with improved contours. It is also intended to decrease irregularities in skin surface.
About Thigh/Buttock Lift Surgery
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis unless otherwise advised by the surgeon. Wide variations in the design of the incisions to meet clothing or personal desires are possible. Lifting the inner thighs requires only short incisions extending from the anterior part of the thigh/groin crease around to the buttock crease. Lateral or anterior thigh lifts can be performed as separate procedures if desired. The buttocks can be lifted with upper or lower scars. The doctor will show you what specific procedures are available to solve your particular problem.
The patient is placed in a compression garment (similar to a long-line elastic support girdle) at the end of surgery to reduce swelling and assist in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin.
Discomfort is controlled with prescription pain medication. You will need a family member available to help you for the first few days after surgery. Bruising and swelling usually subside within a month and most normal activities can be resumed within 6 to 8 weeks.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.