As we get older, our skin naturally loses elasticity, keeping it from “bouncing back” like it used to—particularly if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight. A thigh & buttock lift is designed to improve your contours and provide a tighter, more attractive thigh and buttocks.

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Is a thigh & buttock lift right for me?

You may be a candidate for a thigh-buttock lift at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity of the thigh, hip, or buttock areas. This procedure may also be fitting if your skin in this area is saggy, flabby and dimpled in appearance.

Thigh and buttock lift patients should:

  • Be at a stable body weight and in general good health
  • Understand what to realistically expect from the procedure
  • Know that when a large amount of skin is removed or lifted, there will likely be some visible scarring

If you are self-conscious about your lower body appearance, this procedure may be desirable. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in body lifting procedures.

The Thigh & Buttock Lift Procedure

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis unless otherwise advised by the plastic surgeon. Wide variations in the design of the incisions to meet clothing or personal desires are possible.

Lifting the entire thigh and buttock (circumferential lower body lift) will require much longer incisions that start in the buttock crease, extend around the groin, up over the side of the abdomen, over the flank and across the back.

Since 1988, more than 32,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.

Recovery from Thigh & Buttock Lift

For larger thigh lifts, one or two nights care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility is usually required. While you’ll be encouraged to get up and walk soon after your surgery to encourage circulation, the first week or two after your thigh lift will require you to spend a lot of time resting and taking it easy.

Please call or text La Jolla Cosmetic at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including thigh and buttock lift plastic surgery.