If you follow the aesthetic world, you’re no doubt familiar with the Brazilian butt lift. This fat transfer procedure has become quite popular with women who want larger bottoms. But you’ve probably also heard of the darker side, including a few deaths when these procedures have been performed by less than talented doctors.
Dr. Kearney isn’t one for fleeting trends, that’s why his rejuvenation for sagging butts and thighs has always been a surgical lift. Dr. Kearney is board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and he prefers to use his surgical skills for these procedures rather than working with the unknowns of injecting fat into the buttocks.
What is a buttock and thigh lift?
Dr. Kearney performs his thigh and buttock lifts with the patient under general anesthesia. Patients can go home the same day, or one night in the hospital could be advised. Dr. Kearney adapts these procedures to each individual patient. Some patients need their entire thigh and buttock areas lifted. These will require longer incisions that begin in the buttock crease, then extend around the groin, and up and over the side of the abdomen, over the flank, and across the back. That would be the most involved possible procedure.
Other patients only need more limited lifting, and their incision locations and length will match their needs. In some cases, the incisions follow the buttocks crease around the thighs and along the groin area.
During your consultation, Dr. Kearney can get an idea of your unique situation and he will discuss your options with you.
Who is a candidate for thigh and buttocks lifts?
Often patients needing these procedures have gained and then lost a significant amount of weight. They now have loose, excess or sagging skin on their buttocks and inner or outer thigh, or both. Aging can also be a factor, but that type of sagging won’t necessitate a full buttock/thigh lift.
What is recovery after a buttock lift?
These are not easy recoveries due to the way we use the thighs for just about all movements we make. After your surgery, we will have you in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and to help your skin adapt to the new tighter, slimmer contours. It will take up to three weeks for the bruising and swelling to subside. Most patients will need two weeks off work. Strenuous activities, and any stretching of the legs and lower body, will need to wait for at least four weeks and more likely six weeks.
All of this sounds very involved, but if you have loose, saggy skin on your thighs and buttocks the changes Dr. Kearney makes will be dramatic. You’ll have tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin. Your contour will be slimmer, more contoured, and there will be much less irregularity in the surface of your skin.