Buttocks lift is an exciting procedure that can give fantastic lifting of the buttocks and lateral thighs. Laxity of the skin of the buttocks and outer thighs are corrected as well with this procedure. In a thigh and buttock lift, a section of excess skin fat from all around the hip area is surgically removed.
The patient is placed in a compression garment (similar to a long-line elastic support girdle) at the end of surgery to reduce swelling and assist in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin. There are types of thigh lifts, body lifts and buttocks lifts that differ in the healing process.
Smaller lifts: Initial discomfort is usually easily controlled with prescription pain medication.
Larger lifts: One or two nights care in a private hospital are usually required. This allows for pain injections, intravenous antibiotics , 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.