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Thigh Lift, or Buttock Lift


Weight loss and physical activity can go a long way toward developing a well toned and proportioned body. In many cases, aging, pregnancy, sun damage or genetics can result in the loss of elasticity in the skin which can result in saggy thighs or irregular contours in the hip, thigh and buttock areas. If you’ve been working hard through diet and exercise but still have not succeeded in firming your thighs and buttock area, a thigh lift and or buttock lift may be the final pieces of the puzzle to your fitness goals.

Good Candidates for a Thigh or Buttock Lift

  • A non-smoker
  • Generally healthy individual
  • Has a stable body weight
  • An individual with excess skin or soft tissue along the inner or outer thigh or buttock area

Procedure Description

A thigh lift involves removing the excess sagging skin of the inner thighs. An incision is generally made along the buttock crease but may come down a portion of the inner thigh.

A buttock lift involves tucking the sagging buttock skin and tissues to create a lifted, more firm buttock. The incision runs into the crease at the back of the leg.

Your procedure will be dictated by your particular situation. Either a thigh or buttock lift can successfully treat dimpled skin, sagging or loose skin, and excess fat and tissue, depending on your situation the surgery may be performed on the inner thigh, outer thigh or both. The surgery will require incisions that could be extensive but all efforts are made, when possible, to position the incisions in such a way as to decrease visibility in most types of clothing.

The procedure may be used in combination with liposuction, or surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck, or a breast reduction.

For additional information about the procedure, answers to any questions you might have or to discuss your particular condition, please contact Dr. Shenko to set up a consultation!


Initially you may experience some discomfort and swelling. This can be managed with medication. To avoid complications such as blood clots you should begin light walking as soon as possible but should avoid bending and lifting for several days. You should also sleep with pillows under your knees to elevate them.

You should be able to return to normal, light activity within 2 to 3 weeks as you feel ready.


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