Buttock Lift Surgery
Individuals who have had significant weight loss are often left with undesirable problem areas, including loose, sagging skin on the buttock and thighs. At Brevard Plastic Surgery & Skin Treatment Center in Melbourne, Florida, owner and founder Roxanne J. Guy, M.D., F.A.C.S. performs lateral thigh and buttock lift surgery. Offering sensitivity and compassion, our body contouring surgeon can help patients achieve their desired results.
The lateral thigh and buttock lift procedure is designed to remove excess skin and fat from specific areas of the thighs and posterior hips and lift the lateral upper thighs and buttocks. During an appointment with Dr. Guy, you will discuss your problem areas, and should you qualify for buttock lift surgery, she will create a personalized treatment plan.
Buttock Lift Procedures
The lateral thigh and buttock lift procedures are complicated procedures that can take three to seven hours under general anesthesia and involve a difficult recovery period of four to six weeks, but they offer an improvement in appearance for patients who have lost significant amounts of weight due to diet, exercise, massive weight loss or bariatric surgery, or who have loose, inelastic skin for other reasons. These lifts can tighten and tone the buttocks, hips and thighs.
During the procedure, skin is lifted from underlying tissue and fat is removed where necessary, and the skin is sutured closed. Surgical tubes may be needed for several days to drain any fluid, and patients may need to wear compression garments for a few weeks to facilitate faster healing and smoother contours.
After surgery, our Melbourne buttock lift patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they are able, although strenuous activities must be limited for about a month or longer. Results are visible immediately.
Lateral Thigh and Buttock Lifts
The lateral thigh and buttock lift incisions are just above the buttock crease and around the lower hip. If combined with a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, this constitutes a full lower body lift. If extended thigh lifts are needed to remove severe excess skin, incisions may be needed down the medial thigh to the medial knee areas. Stubborn pockets of fat may be removed through liposuction (“lipoplasty”). In addition, Viera, Melbourne, and Vero buttock lift patients may be interested in other body lifting surgeries or facelift surgery (“rhytidectomy”) in order to reduce the appearance of loose jowls on the face.
Dr. Guy’s patient results are available in before and after body contouring photos. Furthermore, our 3D imaging system allows patients to view potential results prior to surgery. You may gain further insight to the care provided at Brevard Plastic Surgery & Skin Treatment Center by reading patient testimonials.
Buttock Lift Professional on the Florida Central Coast
Our highly qualified buttock lift surgery expert has more than 28 years of experience and was the 2007 President and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Guy is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the ASPS. Additionally, she has made several media appearances, including Oprah, Leeza, Jenny Jones, and the Today Show.
Prospective Vero, Melbourne, and Viera buttock lift patients may call (321) 727-1600 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guy. For added convenience, patient registration forms are available to print prior to your visit.