Thigh & Buttock Lift Procedure
Thigh & Buttock Lift in Sydney – Procedure
What happens during a thigh & buttock lift in Sydney?
When you book your appointment to discuss a thigh & buttock lift, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment, saving you valuable time on that day.
Consultation appointments prior to your thigh & buttock lift in Sydney
During your first appointment, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe. During this time he will take a thorough history and examination. Measurements of your waist, buttock and thigh dimensions, as well as assessment of the quality and thickness of the overlying tissue, will help your Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney to plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for you. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of buttock lift. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand with type of surgery will best suit your body and your recovery needs, to plan your thigh & buttock lift in Sydney.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the procedure are then discussed, and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation. This will allow you to read the information at your own pace
You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices regarding your thigh & buttock lift in Sydney.
The day of your thigh & buttock lift in Sydney
Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs thigh & buttock lifts in Sydney in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.
You are put to sleep (given a general anaesthetic) by a specialist anaesthetist, and pain relief and antibiotics are given through a drip before the operation is started.The antibiotic helps to prevent an infection from developing in the incisions, keeping you healthy and helping to improve your results.
The procedure begins with any required liposuction, and then the excess skin is removed. Drains are usually placed into the buttock, to prevent fluid from building up as the incision begins to heal. The incisions are then closed and dressings applied. Your surgical compression garment will be fitted before you wake up & go to the recovery room.
Most buttock lift procedures are performed as an inpatient procedure, so you should expect to stay overnight in hospital. Many patients feel well enough to leave the morning after the operation, but there is no rush to get home if you do not feel up to it. Dr Gavin Sandercoe will monitor you and will use his specialist medical knowledge to ensure your safety during and after your thigh & buttock lift in Sydney.