thigh lift scar diagram

Like any surgery, scarring after a thigh lift is inevitable, but our surgeons perform the procedure in a way that typically allows patients to conceal the mark. The extent of your scar will vary depending on if you are undergoing an inner thigh lift confined to mainly the groin crease or a full medial thigh lift that may extend to the knee. Because of their location, you should be able to hide the scar beneath your undergarments or bikini bottoms. However, since clothing styles vary, and incisions may vary depending on the area or areas to be corrected, you may wish to bring your garments to the consultation to allow your surgeon to give you realistic expectations of where the incision may occur.

The Medial Thigh Lift Incision, or inner thigh lift incision, may vary depending on the amount of excess skin and tissue to be removed. An inner thigh lift scar will result in scarring that will lie near your groin crease. A medial thigh lift scar requiring removal of more skin and tissue will result in a scar in your groin crease that will run vertically down your inner thigh to your knee.

Inner Thigh Lift

thight lift diagram

Medial Thigh Lift

While your genetics partially determines the degree of scarring you will experience; other factors can be controlled to help minimize its appearance. Our surgeons highly recommend refraining from smoking, as this can add complications to the healing process. Additionally, you should avoid direct sun exposure to the incision area following your procedure. Use of sunscreen can also be used to help protect the delicate skin from developing a darker red color. We recommend the use of bioCorneum®+, which is a fast-drying gel scar treatment is composed of silicone and SPF30. It is designed to help prevent and treat abnormal scarring following a surgery, and can be purchased in our office.  The scar from a thigh lift is typically most noticeable within the first six months after surgery, but its appearance should gradually lighten over time.

The best way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for a thigh lift is to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group.  During your consultation, we will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and evaluate your body type before recommending the best procedure to achieve your desired outcome.

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