Have you recently lost a lot of weight and have have sagging skin on your thighs? Thigh lift surgery may be the right choice for you.
Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can help improve the appearance of your thighs. It involves removing excess fat and skin from the upper legs, and can also tighten the underlying muscles. Some people choose this surgery to feel comfortable while wearing jeans, shorts, and swimsuits and gain more shapeliness.
You need to have accomplished your goal weight as well as maintained a steady weight for at least six months to opt for this procedure.
If you are considering thigh lift surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure.
Thigh lift surgery can be performed in different ways depending on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. The type of incision made will also depend on the surgeon's preference and the patient's individual case.
Inner thigh lift: Also referred to as medial thigh lift, this procedure addresses skin laxity along the inner thighs. An opening is made in the groin area and extends down into the buttocks creaks. Through this incision, excess skin and fat are removed and the inner thigh is tightened. Inner thigh lift does not usually require Liposuction.
Outer thigh lift: An outer thigh lift, also called a bilateral thigh lift, addresses skin laxity along the outer thighs and may also be used to treat the inner thighs. The incisions for an outer thigh lift are similar to those for a lower body lift, extending from the groin area around the natural crease of the buttocks and down to the knees.
Mini thigh lift: As the name suggests, a mini thigh lift is a less invasive procedure that involves smaller incisions and usually only addresses the upper part of the thighs.
Vertical thigh lift: This procedure is also known as a long incision thigh lift. It involves an incision that runs down the length of the inner thigh, from the groin area to the knee. This type of lift is mostly not recommended as it comes with a high risk of complications.
Thigh lifts with liposuction: This procedure combines a thigh lift with liposuction, which is used to remove excess fat. It is often used when the patient has poor skin elasticity in the thigh area.
Scarless thigh lift: A scarless thigh lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses small incisions to remove excess fat and improve the contour of the thighs. This type of thigh lift is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to get the best results.
The incisions for a scarless thigh lift are made in the creases of the skin, so they are hidden from view. This means that there will be no visible scars after your surgery.
Thigh lift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes two to three hours. The first step is to make the incisions. The location, length, and pattern of the incisions will depend on the type of thigh lift being performed.
After the incisions are made, the surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat. In some cases, they may also need to tighten the underlying muscles. Once the surgeon is happy with the results, they will close the incisions with stitches or skin adhesives.
A compression garment or dressings will be applied to help reduce swelling and support your thighs as they heal. You will be able to go home the same day as your surgery.