What to expect if you opt for a thigh and buttock lift
Thigh and buttock lifts are a fantastic option for people who have put in the hard work of losing weight but are left with excess skin.
Sagging skin around the thighs and buttocks is lifted by the removal of a segment of skin, this results in the removal of thigh cellulite, excess back skin, hip and back rolls as well as tightening up the buttocks.
How is the procedure performed and how long does it take?
The procedure can take between 1.5 – 2.5 hours with excess skin and tissue removed by two incisions in the shape of rugby balls at the top of the thighs and/or buttocks. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted and secured to give the patient the firm thighs and buttocks they envisioned. We can also combine this procedure with liposuction to further enhance the patient’s appearance by sculpting the body further by removing stubborn fat deposits that can’t be removed by exercise, diet and thigh and buttock lifts. The remaining scars will sit just above the buttocks on the back and also lie across the lower part of your abdomen. With the correct care and products such as bio-oil will reduce the scars significantly.
How long will it take to recover?
Recovery time can be between 6 – 8 weeks depending on the patient’s health and the specifications of the procedure.
Obviously as this is an invasive surgery there will be soreness and discomfort after your thigh and buttock lifts with you significantly noticing the new found tightness in these areas as well as the bruising. Wearing compression bandages in the first week will help aid your recovery and reduce the swelling caused by the procedure.
At the end of the 2nd week and leading into the 3rd you will start to notice the bruising to subside and the swelling start to go down and the tightness you felt at the beginning will begin to feel normal.
Any strenuous exertion such as heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for two months after the procedure to ensure the healing process is completed.
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