Thigh Lift


 

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.If fitness and weight control efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.Under general anesthesia, the thigh lift procedure takes about two hours. The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin.

Thigh Lift Recovery

Bruising, swelling, and some pain can be expected, but this can be managed with medication. Some patients are able to return to some basic activities within the first week, but most typically return to daily routines within two to three weeks.

A thigh lift procedure includes the following steps:

 

Step 1 – Anesthesia

 

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

 

Step 2 – The incision

 

Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, degree of correction and patient and surgeon preference.

Inner thigh lift incision

One technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh.
Another technique removes excess skin from the groin down to the knee using an incision along the inseam.
You may also qualify for a minimal incision inner thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Your plastic surgeon will determine what's appropriate.

Outer thigh lift incision

Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip and across the back.
Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

 

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

 

Deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesive tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

 

Step 4 – See the results

 

The smoother tighter contouring that results from a thigh lift is apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising.