Atlanta Thigh and Buttock Lift Specialists
The surgeons of Artisan Plastic Surgery have helped many Atlanta thigh and buttock lift patients. Please read more about the procedure below and to learn whether you are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Butt & Thigh Lift?
You may be a candidate for an Atlanta thigh/buttock lift if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity in the thigh, hip, or buttock areas. You may also desire this procedure if your skin in the thigh area is saggy, has an orange peel, is flabby, and/or has a dimpled appearance. The procedure may also be indicated if your thigh appearance improves dramatically when you lift the lax skin. If you are self-conscious about your lower body appearance, you may also want to look into this procedure. A thigh/buttock lift is intended to produce tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin with improved contours. It is also intended to decrease irregularities in skin surface.
What does this procedure involve?
A thigh and butt lift is performed on an outpatient basis while you are under general anesthesia 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 inner thighs requires only short incisions extending from the anterior part of the thigh/groin crease around to the buttock crease. Lateral or anterior thigh lifts can be performed as separate procedures if desired. The buttocks can be lifted with upper or lower scars. The doctor will show you what specific procedures are available to solve your particular problem.
Butt & Thigh Lift Recovery
You are placed in a compression garment (similar to a long-line elastic support girdle) at the end of surgery to reduce swelling and to assist in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin. With smaller thigh lifts, the initial discomfort is usually easily controlled with prescription pain medication. With larger thigh lifts, one or two nights care in a skilled nursing facility or hospital are usually required. This allows for pain injections, intravenous catheters, etc. Bruising and swelling usually subside within a month, strenuous activities are usually possible in 6 weeks and almost all symptoms are gone in 4 to 6 months.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result include liposuction/liposculpture, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
This procedure is considered cosmetic surgery and is therefore not covered by insurance. You the patient are responsible for payment. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
If you believe a thigh & buttock lift is right for you, schedule a consultation at one of our Atlanta or Johns Creek offices to learn more about the procedure.