A thigh lift predominantly reduces loose skin around the thigh with emphasis on tightening the inner thigh. Occasionally the incision is extended to also lift the posterior butt area. Newer techniques concentrate on tightening the deep tissues, which gives a nicer result and reduces downward migration of the inner thigh incision.
Thigh/Butt Lift Candidacy
Thigh lift surgery is best suited to people who are in relatively good shape but have loose thigh skin and/or a significant amount of fat on their thighs that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.
You may be a good candidate for thigh lift surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Excess or loose, sagging thigh skin especially after weight loss
- Thigh muscles that have been weakened by pregnancy or aging.
- Excess fat that is concentrated beneath the thigh skin.
If you plan to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight, you should discuss these plans with your surgeon.
Comparison To Other Procedures Targeting The Same Area
Liposuction of the thighs and buttocks eliminate fatty tissue without addressing wrinkly, saggy or drooping skin. Simply removing excess fat can actually accentuate the sagging instead of improving the appearance of the area.
Thigh and buttock lift is a more complete solution to fat bulges, sagging and droopiness around the thighs and buttocks, as it eliminates fat and skin. This leaves the treated area looking slimmer, smoother and more toned.
Consultation For Thigh Lift Surgery
A personal thigh or butt lift consultation at our Mountain View practice is the first step. Dr. Ereso will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic goals for surgery. In addition to undergoing the assessment, patients coming from all over the San Jose Bay Area can have their thigh or butt lift surgery questions answered by our plastic surgeon.
You should arrive at the consultation prepared to provide complete information about:
- Previous surgeries
- Past and present medical conditions
- Treatments you have received
- Medications that you are taking, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
Thigh/Butt Lift Treatment Details
Your thigh and buttock lift will be tailored to your exact needs. The type of treatment you have will determine the incision pattern. After creating the incisions, Dr. Ereso will lift and tighten the underlying tissues and remove excess fat and skin in the target treatment area. He will re-drape the skin so it appears smooth and taut. After making the necessary alterations, Dr. Ereso will close the incisions with sutures and apply an elastic bandage or pressure garment.
Recovery/Results Of Thigh/Butt Lift
You will leave the office with a light dressing. Occasionally drains are used to minimize fluid collection in the tissues. If a significant amount of liposuction is done at the time of your thigh lift you may go home with a girdle-like pressure garment in place. We will see you in the office one or two days after surgery. Although walking will be possible in the first day or two after surgery, sitting is not encouraged, because it places increased tension on the incisions. You will gradually increase your activity level.
By shortening incisions, deep tissue tightening, and combining liposuction to the thigh and buttock lift procedure; long-term results can be excellent. Scar revisions are occasionally desired to obtain the best result.
Risks/Safety Of Thigh Lift
After learning about the potential risks of thigh and buttock lift, you will decide whether the benefits are worth it.
Possible risks include but are not limited to the following:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Excessive bleeding
- Fluid accumulation under the skin (seroma)
- Asymmetrical results
- Poor wound healing that leads to bad scars
Knowing that you are under the care of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ereso can put some of your safety concerns to rest. By following his pre- and post-operative instructions, you can lower your risk of complications.
For the most transformative body contouring results, you may consider undergoing additional procedures such as arm lift, breast lift, or tummy tuck. Dr. Ereso is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and will work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your needs.
Thigh/Butt Lift Costs/Financing
The cost of thigh and buttock lift depends on the scope of treatment and whether you have additional procedures performed at the same time.
You have the option of paying for your treatment in full upfront or spreading the cost out over time using a financing company such as CareCredit®. Our team can answer questions about thigh lift/buttock lift cost and financing after your initial consultation with Dr. Ereso.
Contact Dr. Ereso
Dr. Ereso offers thigh and Brazilian Butt Lift surgery at his Mountain View practice. To learn more about this procedure, contact us today.