A thigh lift puts the final touch on a new, trim body for many post-weight loss patients. The fact is, after losing dozens or even hundreds of pounds, people often find they have loose skin and stubborn fatty deposits persisting on their inner thighs. Thus, a thigh lift reduces the circumference of the skin on the upper, inner thighs, and can make a significant difference for the right person.
Candidates for Thigh Lift
Although the thighs may be last in line to be treated after weight loss, surgery in this area is no less important than other body contouring procedures in the midbody or chest. If you feel your body transformation just isn’t complete due to droopy inner thighs, you may be a good candidate. The best candidates for thigh lifts are men and women who leads relatively healthy lifestyles, but whose inner thighs retain fat, despite diet and exercise.
Thigh Lift Surgery and Recovery
Thigh lift surgery is performed in our onsite/outpatient surgical facility. The procedure takes two to three hours to complete and is done under general anesthesia. For patients who undergo a thigh lift, excess skin and fat of the upper thighs is removed and the remaining skin is lifted to a new position and sutured in place. After surgery, a compression garment must be worn for about six weeks.
After your thigh lift, you can plan on taking one to two weeks away from work and begin resuming your normal activity within six to eight weeks. The scars are hidden in the natural contours of the body for a flattering final result that showcases the shape of your lower body.
Risks of thigh lift surgery include those common to other plastic surgery procedures, such as infection, wound breakdown, fluid collection, numbness, scar widening and issues with anesthesia.
Getting a great result from this procedure requires a plastic surgeon who is both highly skilled in body contouring and experienced with the special health characteristics of post-weight loss patients. Call (916) 983-9895 to schedule time to meet with Dr. Kaufman or Dr. Davis in person to learn more about the thigh lift procedure and if it’s right for you.