Why have a thigh and buttocks lift?
Lower body lift surgery is best suited for men and women who are in great shape, but have loose skin in the outer thigh and buttocks area. Reasons one may want this surgery is large weight loss or having been over liposuctioned. During your consultation, Dr. Sullivan will examine you to evaluate your skin, discuss the extent and location of the resulting scars, and determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Before your procedure, Dr. Sullivan will mark the areas of the body where the incisions will occur for maximum body contouring effect. This is an individualized process for each patient; Dr. Sullivan will discuss this when she examines you during your consultation. Sometimes, stretch marks can be eliminated during the surgery; however, it may not be possible to remove all of them.
A lower body lift is usually performed on an outpatient basis while you are under general anesthesia. Excess skin is trimmed and pulled up, tightening the skin in these areas.
In most cases, small drainage tubes are placed beneath the skin to prevent fluids from accumulating. You will be encouraged to get out of bed soon after surgery to promote blood circulation. You will wear a support garment to help control the swelling.
Soon after surgery, you will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your thighs and buttocks. After a few months, your surgical scars may begin to fade, and the feeling of numbness and tightness will disappear. Although your scars will fade over time with proper care, it is important to realize that you will always have scars.
Although the results are considered permanent, over time, gravity and the aging process will continue. To prolong the surgical results as long as possible, maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising regularly, and keeping your weight stable.
The Sullivan Difference
We know that you want to look and feel your best. Our goal is to understand your motivation and priorities and then educate, advise, and guide you to the optimal solution. Our personalized approach begins with a consultation with Dr. Christine Sullivan, a renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, who takes the time to listen to your concerns and works with you to determine the best approach to get the results you desire. From initial consultation through recovery, our staff is always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.