Dr. Fereydoon Mahjouri, MD - Thigh / Buttock Lift Minneapolis, MN - St. Paul
These loose and hanging skin irregularities become more pronounced when a person is standing, and particularly become less acceptable if trunk deformities have been improved by torsoplasty. A variety of different procedures are designed to improve/correct deformities of the lower body, resulting from significant weight loss, multiple pregnancies, or aging.
Excess skin of the thighs is removed by placing incisions below the groin, extending posteriorly towards the creases below the buttocks. In extreme cases, when excess skin is circumferential, additional incisions in the inner thighs may be required.
Reshaping of the buttocks can be achieved either by skin excision of the lower buttocks, or lifting and suspending the hanging and/or folding skin flap to the upper part of the buttocks to improve the overall shape and appearance.
These procedures are commonly performed under general anesthesia and as outpatient/same-day surgeries. Dr. Mahjouri marks patients a day before their procedure so that they are informed about the location of their incisions and are accommodated in accepting permanent scars. Dr. Mahjouri or one of his staff will contact patients in the days following surgery to address their additional questions or concerns.