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Thigh Lift

18 Jan

Recovery after a thigh lift can vary between patients, but on average, patients are back to work in approximately one week. After surgery, you will be placed in a compression garment to minimize swelling and provide support to your new body contour. A compression garment should be worn three to four weeks from your surgery. We use dissolvable sutures underneath the skin that will not need to be removed. You may have drains (small thin tubes with a bulb at the end) placed under your skin to help remove any excess fluid or blood that can potentially accumulate post-operatively. These drains are typically removed seven to ten days after surgery, or once deemed acceptable for removal depending on fluid collected… Continue Reading

05 Jan

Scarring: 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… Continue Reading

13 Oct

A lower body lift is an elective surgery to remove excess skin and fat along the lower torso, sometimes referred to as a circumferential abdominoplasty. The best candidates for this procedure are those who have had significant weight loss, often from bariatric surgery, and with excess skin/tissue along their lower torso. After weight loss, the skin’s elasticity is weakened and unable to tighten to its original state, resulting in sagging skin. By tightening the loose skin around the waist, this also has the benefit of improving the appearance of the lateral thighs. Depending on the patient, a body lift may also be staged with other surgeries, such as: Breast lift (mastopexy), Arm lift (brachioplasty), and Inner thigh lift To optimize… Continue Reading

23 Sep

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, then a thigh lift may be an excellent option for you. The procedure is performed to remove sagging skin and excess fat in the thigh region and tighten your thighs to achieve a more toned, refined upper leg. However, a thigh lift is not for everyone. In general, ideal thigh lift candidates: Have excess fat and sagging skin along the inner or outer thigh Are in good overall health Are near their ideal body weight and are relatively weight stable Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery period Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure Can commit to keeping… Continue Reading

02 Sep

A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin, fat, and tissue, to tighten and refine the upper legs allowing for more attractive lower body contours. This procedure will assist in removing sagging skin on the inner thighs, overall tightening the overall shape of the thighs. Whether from natural aging or weight loss, a thigh lift can help clothes fit better and reduce irritation of the loose skin. There are several techniques available. Our surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group, Drs Desai, Fallucco and Parks will work with you to customize the thigh lift procedure that fits your needs to achieve more youthful, sculpted legs. The Medial Thigh Lift, or inner thigh… Continue Reading

17 Jun

A Thigh Lift can remove excess fat and skin from your thighs eliminating sagging skin and creating a more aesthetic contour. It is most commonly performed on patients that have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery. Depending on the amount of excess skin and laxity that you have the incision can be in the groin crease or along the inside of your legs. The procedure involves liposuction of the thighs and then excision of the excess skin along the groin crease in order to elevate all the loose skin. If there is moderate amount skin excess and fat, you may require an incision along the inner thigh to decrease the total circumference of your thighs as well…. Continue Reading