Buttock and outer thigh lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper buttock and lateral thigh. An incision is made at the junction of the lower back and buttock to excise the excess skin and fat and lift the buttock and lateral aspect of the thigh. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 3 hours to perform. Patients go home the day of surgery and follow up with Dr. Martin several days later. A surgical garment is worn for several weeks following surgery.