Thigh Lift

What is a Buttock Lift?

The Thigh Lift procedure removes excess skin and fat in the thigh area to improve appearance. It may be beneficial for both women, who want a slimmer more toned look; or men, looking into boosting their self-confidence with better-looking legs! A combination liposuction and excision can help accomplish desired results while still giving patients an option other than traditional surgery such as plastic surgery.

Who is a Buttock Lift Candidate?

If you are dissatisfied with the current state of your thighs, and want to make changes for better ones--you may be a good candidate. Some common reasons why people get this procedure done are if they have excess skin on their legs due excessive weight loss or natural aging.


Thigh Lift Surgery Pre-Op and Post-Op

How do I prepare for my Thigh Lift?

Your surgeon will give you specific instruction on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins, and medications. If you smoke, plan to quit at least four weeks be­fore your surgery and not to resume for at least six weeks after your surgery. Do not go on a stringent diet before surgery and if you develop a cold or infection of any kind, your surgery will probably be postponed. Your surgery will last 3-5 hours on an outpatient basis and you should arrange for someone to drive you home and assist with your care for a day or two after you leave the hospital, if needed.

What happens during a Thigh Lift?

After considering all variables in your personal anatomy, skin and desired results Dr. Chmielewski will make incisions at key locations along the thighs using anesthesia to treat natural pain during surgery which may include liposuction or excision of excess fat tissue from specific areas for complete healing after suturing with proper dressings applied as needed.

What is the Thigh Lift Recovery Process?

You should expect to feel discomfort and irritation at the incision locations. Pain medication will be prescribed for you, including some that can help with these natural post-op effects like tightness or bruising; swelling may also occur in certain areas of your body after treatment which could lead us into prescribing compression garments if needed because they reduce inflammation while healing progresses more quickly when there is less rubbing on sore spots due from wearing them all day long during our normal daily lives (unlike other types). Recovery times vary between patients but most people are able walk within 1 week following surgery. Returning to work, however, is not suggested until three weeks. Avoid exercise and physically stressful activities for at least six weeks after the surgery to ensure that treated areas are healed and able to withstand the pressures of physical exertion.

What are the Risks of a Thigh Lift?

After surgery, complications such as infection and blood clots are rare. Poor healing can result in scars that may necessitate a second operation but smoking increases the risk of these outcomes so it’s important to stop before/after your procedure with instructions from your surgeon about when activity resumes after recovery.