If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, don’t let excess, sagging skin stop you from enjoying your results. Thigh and buttock lift surgery can help tighten and tone your lower body by removing hanging skin and highlighting your results.
Who is a Candidate for Thigh & Buttock Lift?
You may be a candidate for thigh/buttock lift if:
- You have lost skin elasticity in the thigh, hip, or buttock areas
- You have lost a dramatic amount of weight through diet and exercise or weight loss surgery
- With age, your thigh area has become sagging or has a flabby or dimpled appearance
- You are self-conscious about sagging in your lower body
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
Your thigh and buttock lift surgery will be performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, unless otherwise advised based on the severity of sagging to be corrected and your personal health.
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, and 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. We will discuss your options with you during your personalized consultation.
After your procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and protect the results of your surgery. This should be worn for the first few weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe oral pain medication to help manage your discomfort during the initial days after surgery.
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.