As we age or lose large amounts of weight, the buttock, outer thighs, inner thighs, and abdominal areas may sag. This is true for men and women. Clothes no longer fit as well, so people tend to hide under larger sizes and, in some cases, stop doing enjoyable activities such as going to the beach. If you feel as though these areas are sagging, you may benefit from a thigh & butt lift surgical procedure.
What is a Thigh & Butt Lift?
An outer thigh/buttock lift or inner thigh lift is like a facelift for the lower extremities. The main goal of the procedure is to remove the excess sagging skin to reveal a more contoured appearance. The thigh & butt lift may be combined with a tummy tuck, called a body lift, to address both the front, sides and the back of the torso.
Candidates for a Thigh & Butt Lift
The best candidates for a thigh & butt lift are those who have sagging skin around the thighs and buttocks and could benefit from skin tightening. Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure.
At the initial consultation, your goals and expectations about the thigh/buttock lift or inner thigh lift surgery will be discussed in detail. An individual decision as to the most appropriate technique(s) to be used will be selected and the advantages of each technique will be discussed. Informational material and discussion will allow you to have a clear understanding of the procedure.
How Does It Work?
Outer thigh/buttock lift and inner thigh lift procedure may be performed at our accredited in-office surgical facility or at the hospital depending on individual circumstances. An overnight stay is recommended for comfort, safety and convalescence. General anesthesia is required. During the procedure, Dr. Greenberg will tighten and remove excess skin to produce a more contoured result. Incisions are individualized according to each patient’s needs.
The results of your thigh & butt lift procedure are usually visible about three to six months after the surgery when all post-op swelling and bruising has subsided.
Specific wound care instructions will be given, including the use of ice for 24-48 hours to control swelling. Swelling and minor bruising are expected and begin to subside about 48 hours after the thigh and butt lift procedure.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137