Thigh buttock lift

Women that experience a loss of elasticity in the buttocks, thigh and hip area may be considered good candidates for a thigh buttock lift. Those that have flabby, dimpled, saggy or orange peel may also consider the operation. The procedure is generally considered to provide firmer, contoured skin, whilst decreasing abnormalities to the skins surface. Some undergo the procedure alone (IE a buttock lift or a thigh lift)

The procedure removes any excess skin and then it is tightened to provide the desired look. During this operation drains are sometimes used to prevent build-up of fluid in the thigh area. Temporary dressings are then applied before the operation is complete.


Before undergoing a thigh buttock lift, consideration and preparation are vital elements. Those who are considering the procedure should clearly outline their targets, and openly discuss this with their consultant. Those who are considering the procedure should be aware of the risks and complications that can arise, as well as the practical changes that are needed prior to surgery. Patients are required to stop taking medication which alters blood viscosity; including aspirin. In preparation of surgery it is also highly recommended that patients avoid smoking, to provide for a quicker recovery.

After the operation

Patients should not return to work until at least two weeks after the operation, and taking longer if the circumtsances emand. Exercise should not recommence for around 6 weeks, whilst patients may experience bruising and swelling for around 1 month. Full recovery can take up to 6 months in some cases.

Recovering from Thigh Buttock Lift

  • Four to six weeks without exercise
  • One week before returning to work
  • Bruising and swelling for around 1 month
  • Can take up to 6 months to fully recover

For the large majority of adults who under go a thigh buttock lift the results will be a success with no negative consequences. Despite this risks remain and complications can occur, as is the case for most all surgical procedures.

Risks and complications

  • Scarring is a side effect
  • Failing to attain the results that were expected
  • In some cases patients may require close medical attention whilst the recover from surgery
  • Groin infection, lymphoedema, DVT and labial malposition can occur

By nature, all medical procedures carry an element of risk. While the majority of patients do not experience any complications, before embarking on any medical procedure, it is advisable to consult fully with the McLean Academy so that our qualified staff can suitably discuss any risk or concerns that your procedure may pose. A Thigh Buttock Lift is a surgical procedure with minimal risks.


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The McLean Academy

Neil R. McLean ( MD FRCS )

Telephone: 0191 284 3719


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