Body / Buttock / Thigh Lift
This procedure is intended for those who have lost tissue elasticity in their hip, thigh or buttock area and desire more appealing contours and smoother, tighter skin. This lift is ideal for those who are happy with their proportions or have recently finished losing weight but require more than dieting or exercise can provide. This procedure is often done with a tummy tuck in order to fully rejuvenate the lower body.
There are various options available to suit your needs; your surgeon will discuss with you what is best. You may focus only on your thighs, or aim to rejuvenate both your thighs and buttock. Liposuction will be used to minimize the unwanted tissue in your target areas. This creates pleasant contours and aids in the lifting procedure. The tissue is removed from the hip area so any scars can be easily concealed by underwear or a bikini. The extent of incisions made for this procedure will depend on what areas you would like to focus on.
A compression garment is used to provide support and reduce swelling as well as aid in the natural tightening of the body. The amount of time needed to remain under care will depend on the nature of your procedure; larger lifts will require longer stays. Any bruising or swelling fades within one month and strenuous activity is possible in six weeks. You should feel completely healed and comfortable within six months.