Patients who need a thigh lift or buttock lift generally have not only excess fat but also excess skin that cannot be treated with liposuction alone. An inner thigh lift is design to remove excess skin and fat along the inside of the legs. The incision is hidden along the groin crease. An outer thigh lift is seldom performed alone but rather in combination with a body lift procedure. A buttock lift is performed through an incision along the lower back and upper buttock region. It is designed to remove loose skin and lift the buttocks to improve the shape and contour. Most of these procedures are combined with liposuction of the area for maximum results.
These procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia, and some patients may choose to stay overnight in the hospital.