You’ve been through everything to lose that baggy, sagging skin on your thighs. If there’s a new exercise, you’ve tried it. Heard about a spa treatment to tighten and tone your body? You’re the first in line for it. Yet, nothing seems to work. No matter what you do, your thighs refuse to get toned and thinner. It’s time to consider thigh lift surgery. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
It is a surgical procedure that reshapes the thigh. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin and sometimes fat.
The goal of the surgery is for the patient to have smoother skin and better-proportioned thighs relative to the rest of his or her body.
Why Choose Thigh Lift Surgery?
Patients choose to undergo thigh lift surgery because they want to remove the sagging skin on their thighs. Their goal is to obtain tighter, toned thighs.
Diet and exercise can’t always give you the results that you want, unfortunately. Let’s say you’ve lost a great deal of weight. Your thighs might be thinner, but the skin on them still appears baggy.
Surgery can tighten and reshape the skin and underlying tissue.
What Happens During Thigh Lift Surgery?
Before the surgery takes place, you’ll meet with the surgeon to discuss what you wish to achieve. The surgeon will examine you and determine where to make the incisions to ensure the most optimal results.
If you’re undergoing an inner thigh lift (also known as the medial thigh), the surgeon will make an incision into the groin. This incision might extend down the inside of the thigh to the knee.
An outer thigh lift, on the other hand, involves making an incision from the bikini line extending to the groin, then to the hip, and then to the crease of your buttocks.
Regardless of which part will be surgically lifted, the surgeon will reshape and tighten the underlying tissue. If necessary, the surgeon will also remove excess fat. He or she will do so either by cutting it away (excision) or through liposuction. Liposuction involves sucking fat out of your body through a vacuum. Then, the surgeon will remove excess skin and drape the remaining skin over the thigh.
Recovering from Thigh Lift Surgery
After the procedure, the surgeon will dress the wound. He or she will also place a compression garment over the thigh to help minimize swelling and maintain the new contours of your thighs while you heal.
In addition, the surgeon might place a drain under your skin to reduce any fluid buildup. The drain will be removed shortly thereafter.
You can expect your scars to heal in about three months. Patients can return to work two weeks after the operation, although they must avoid any strenuous physical activity for four to six weeks so the healing process has time to take place.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
You’re a good candidate for a thigh lift surgery if you don’t have any health problems, you’ve maintained a stable weight, you don’t smoke and the skin on your thighs is sagging.
Furthermore, you must have realistic expectations for your thigh lift surgery. The goal of the surgery is to create tighter, toned thighs. The surgery will improve your appearance and help your self-confidence.
Transform Your Sagging Thighs
Are you sick of baggy skin on your thighs that won’t respond to exercise or cosmetic treatments? It’s time to talk to a plastic surgeon about how a thigh lift can help you. The tight, toned thighs of your dreams is a phone call away!
Dr. Kenneth Dickie offers patients a personable approach to cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical procedures. We proudly offer plastic surgery services to Barrie, Collingwood, Sudbury, Orillia, Huntsville, Bracebridge and surrounding areas.
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