Buttock Lift & Thigh Lift

Buttock Lift & Thigh Lift in San Diego & La Jolla

You may be a candidate for a thigh or buttock lift if:

  • You have loose, excess or sagging skin on your buttocks and/or inner and outer thigh area. Weight gain and loss (often from massive weight loss), heredity and aging can all be attributing factors.

What To Expect During Buttock Lift & Thigh Lift Procedure

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Dr. Kearney performs thigh/buttock lifts under general anesthesia and patients can often go home the day of the procedure although in some cases, an overnight hospital stay may be advisable. The excess skin is pulled up, tightened and surgically removed. Incisions are usually made around the circumference of each thigh and along the groin area. Although they will fade with time and become less noticeable, these procedures do leave a visible scar. The expected outcome of a thigh and buttock lift is to have tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin, improved contour and decreased irregularity in the skin surface.

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Buttock And Thigh Lift Recovery Process

San Diego patients are sent home in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and assist in the natural tightening and shrinking of the skin. Most bruising and swelling generally subside within 3 weeks and most patients can return to work 10-14 days after their procedure. Strenuous activities are usually possible in 4-6 weeks following the surgery and return to normal activity within 4 to 6 weeks.

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For more information on buttock lift and thigh lift in San Diego and La Jolla, call our office today.

Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff