About Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery that addresses loose skin and fatty tissue in your inner thighs. One of the most frustrating things about losing weight or getting older is dealing with loose skin. Dr. Edward Lee, Houston, TX plastic surgeon, is very experienced in skin tightening and fat removal procedures, and offers thigh lift surgery, or medial thigh lift, as a surgical intervention for patients who cannot seem to tighten and tone this area with diet and exercise.
If you are self-conscious about your sagging thighs and want them to look healthy and fit again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. Of course, you need to be in good health and at your ideal weight for you to heal well after surgery. This surgery improves your inner thighs. Outer thighs are better addressed with extended tummy tuck or body lift.
Your thigh lift surgery will take place in an out-patient setting and is often combined with other procedures such as tummy tuck, mommy makeover and liposuction. A thigh lift is performed under a general anesthesia and will several hours to complete. The excessive skin will be excised from the inner thigh along the groin crease down to the knee area. The incision will be made as inconspicuous as possible but will most likely leave a visible scar. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured back into place. You will need to keep the incisions clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.
What To Expect
Your recovery period should be about 2 weeks, with lots of leg elevation, rest and compression. Stitches will be removed 7-10 days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released from this treatment. Light activities are encouraged after surgery but you will not be released for full activities for 4 to 6 weeks. If you experience excessive swelling, bleeding, hematoma (fluid build-up), infection, loss of feeling in the legs or feet, or heavy scarring, please call our office for assistance.
Get Back Your Shape
If you are at your goal weight, and still cannot lose the flab and skin that hangs from your inner thighs, please call and schedule a private consultation. Look younger and fitter with a thigh lift.