Treatment for Thigh and Butt Skin Laxity?

What is the best way to address the laxity on my butt and posterior thighs? Would an extended inner Thigh lift help? Scarring is not an issue for me; I would rather have long scar than ripples. Also, I need to lower my butt crack is too high that makes clothes nearly impossible to wear.

Doctor Answers 3

Lower body laxity

Looking at your picture you probably need a repeat of your thigh buttock lift with a better design of the incision.

The present incision is too high and that is why your "BUTT CRACK" is too long.

The design of the scar need to be improved, whether this will improve the butt crack will depend on the skin laxity in the back and center.

The butt is deflated, you may benefit from a lift and enhancement of the buttock.

By your pinching the skin, it shows that you still have a lot of excess skin.

You may also improve on the butt shape by liposuction of the illac crest love handle area as well.

Only after consultation we will be able to advise you of the options and the results you should expect.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment for thigh and butt skin laxity

I just reviewed your picture and post.

The pinch maneuver that you do in the picture shows that you have enough laxity to repeat the procedure and get a significant correction that would go a long way in making you happy.

As far as the issue of an extended inner thigh lift, it would not help or even address the problem that is upsetting you. If you can imagine a vertical line going down the middle of your thigh, the butt lift and outer thigh lift will address the outer thigh, and the inner thigh lift will address the inner thigh.

To me, the key to a successful outer thigh lift is taking out the hip skin starting from the point just above the saddle bag. This stretches and elongates the thigh skin maximally.

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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The Management Of Thigh And Buttock Skin Laxity

No two patients are ever exactly alike and for this reason, procedures are often tailored to meet the patient's specific needs. Your history suggests laxity of the buttocks and posterior thighs. Under these circumstances, procedures directed at the medial thighs would have very little impact upon this anatomic area. Correction of this type of problem would require a procedure that addresses the thigh and buttock area.

Unfortunately, without a physical examination, it's virtually impossible to make a specific recommendation. In general, a variant of the lower body lift would elevate the lateral thighs and buttocks and simultaneously improve contour. With design modifications, this procedure might also address your buttock crease concerns.

If you're considering this type of procedure, it's important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in this area. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals. 

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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