Thigh Lift, Buttock Lift, and Lower Body Lift
Get Sleeker, Slimmer Contours in the Philadelphia, PA, Area
When it comes to body contouring procedures, buttock lift, lower body lift, and thigh lift at the Philadelphia area's Cross Plastic Surgery are often very beneficial to patients who struggle to hide excess skin that has accumulated around the midsection and legs. These can be used to help shape and define the buttock region. Thigh lift, buttock lift, and lower body lift procedures raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours.
During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness. This is often made worse by pregnancy or after massive changes in weight, such as one experiences after weight loss surgery. Thigh lift surgery and similar procedures can make it easier to feel comfortable in tight-fitting clothing or just make it easier to exercise and perform activities of daily living.
A body lift can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs, including the abdomen, waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and/or hips. Liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with a body lift.
The incisions are hidden in the creases of the groin or below underpants lines. Generally, all the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures and after the procedure, Dr. Cross utilizes a number of strategies to help minimize the appearance of the incision during the healing process.
The extent of recovery is determined in large part to the amount of skin and fat that must be removed and lifted. Patients typically wear a supportive garment for the first one to two weeks after a thigh lift or similar procedure procedure. In most cases, patients can begin walking the day of the procedure. Light exercise is typically started two to three weeks after the procedure, and full exercise around four to six weeks.
Reasons to Consider a Lower Body, Buttock, or Thigh Lift
- Reshape mid-body contour.
- Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.
- Remedy weight gain and stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.
*Results May Vary
Before & After Photo Gallery
See for yourself the patient transformations that can be achieved by Dr. Cross and his team.
More About Lower Body, Buttock, and Thigh Lift
The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome. Generally speaking, the body lift procedure entails making an incision that follows the upper and/or inner thigh, to the waistline. In more extensive surgeries, the incision goes completely around the waist and lower back. Focused buttock or thigh lifts only require an incision at the crease of the upper buttocks or groin, respectively. Excess skin is then removed, followed by the underlying fat deposits.
Often, however, the excess skin and fat of the buttock and back region can be used to help create shape in the buttock region. This can help take a flat or "deflated" buttock and help give it not only less skin excess, but also shape and firmness. Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into its new configuration.
The recovery time for a lower body, buttock, or thigh lift depends on the extent of work performed, but generally is very similar to that of a tummy tuck in the case of a body lift, and even faster in the case of thigh lifts.