Thigh Lift & Buttock Lift
A thigh lift is directed either at the outer part or the inner part of the thigh — most commonly the inner thigh. The scar may either be confined to the upper thigh that would be covered by a bathing suit, or it may require skin excision from the groin down to the inner knee. You should expect a smoother contour soon after your thigh lift. Recovery is about 2 to 3 weeks.
A buttock lift involves a scar across the low back and can be done either alone or following a previous abdominoplasty. A buttock lift can correct low, flat or unevenly shaped buttocks. Recovery is about 2 to 3 weeks.
Yes, a buttock lift is aimed at removing excess skin from the buttocks and then lifting and shaping the buttocks. A thigh lift is performed to lift and shape the thigh area as well as to remove excess skin. These procedures are commonly performed following weight loss / weight loss surgery.
Thigh lifts and buttock lifts are common procedures for Dr. Houser. He is experienced and skilled in the latest plastic surgery / body sculpting techniques. Dr. Houser is also active in resident education in Columbus, both at Ohio State University in the plastic surgery program as well as in the general surgery program at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The results of thigh lift / buttock lift surgery are permanent in some patients. The patients who see the best long-term results from thigh lifts / buttock lifts (as well as other cosmetic surgeries) are those who maintain a stable weight, refrain from smoking and are in good overall health.
In most cases, yes. For many patients it is much more convenient have multiple procedures performed at one time. However, not all patients are good candidates for combined plastic surgeries. It depends on the health of the patient, the length and difficulty of the surgery, and other factors. Dr. Houser evaluates each patient on an individual basis. If you are interested in multiple plastic surgery procedures, please be sure to talk Dr. Houser about this during your consultation in our Columbus, Ohio office.
You will be required to quit smoking before your surgery. Smokers should also stop smoking for 2 weeks AFTER plastic surgery to reduce post operative complications caused by smoking. This includes use of nicotine in any form (tobacco, nicotine patches or gum.) Skin loss is 8 to 10 times more likely in smokers. Smoking may cause poor or delayed healing – even death of skin (gangrene) in addition to lung complications and bleeding.