This procedure involves removing excess sagging thigh and buttock skin that is the result of weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics. The skin around the buttock is tightened and raised to improve the look of the buttock.
What is it?
This cosmetic procedure is used to improve or remove excess skin on the buttock or thigh to improve appearance.
How you prepare
Before the procedure, the patient must have labs scheduled and have lymphatic massages scheduled for post-operative care. Patients should also eat healthy to achieve a stable weight, practice relaxation techniques, and stock up on supplies. Finally, patients should not consume alcohol, smoke, or take anti-inflammatory drugs up to two weeks prior to surgery.
What happens during the process?
The patient is given general anesthesia for this procedure to be performed. An incision is made at or slightly below the waist, and excess skin and fat are separated from the soft tissue and removed. The skin is tightened and closed up in layers, and a dressing is given to the area to help improve healing.
Risks and complications
Some possible side effects and complications from a buttock lift include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, and numbness or tightness.
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