How To Know If a Thigh Lift Is Right For You
If bariatric surgery, exercise or diet have helped you achieve a healthy body weight, you may still be concerned about excess skin on your lower body. On the thighs, baggy, loose skin can pose a cosmetic and hygienic problem; if you experience such problems, thigh lift surgery may be an appropriate solution for you. Indications for a thigh lift include the following:
- Loose skin on inner thighs
- Loose skin on outer thighs
- Stable body weight
- Limited fat on inner/outer thighs
If excess body fat in the thigh area is also a concern for you, liposuction can be performed during thigh lift surgery so excess skin and fat are removed simultaneously. A thigh lift may also be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures, such as body lift surgery, to achieve complete body shaping and rejuvenation after major weight loss.
How Thigh Lift Surgery Is Performed
One common technique for this procedure is called the medial thigh lift, during which an incision is made in the crease of the leg extending down toward the knee. Excess skin is removed and sutures are put in place to tighten the tissue and maintain the new form.
After the incisions are closed, drains are usually put in place. The day after your thigh lift, light activity may be recommended to prevent blood clots. A special compression garment is provided to control swelling.
The initial thigh lift recovery period typically lasts about 2-3 weeks, and Dr. Setty’s Texas thigh lift patients are enjoying their final thigh lift results and slimmer, smoother thighs within 6 months.
If You’re Interested In a Thigh Lift
To learn more about the thigh lift, contact our Texas plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Setty regularly sees thigh lift patients from McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Dallas, Sherman and the surrounding communities who to get rid of loose, sagging skin on their thighs. Dr. Setty is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in body contouring surgery.