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 degree of laxity, the incision can be hidden in the crease of the groin or along the inside of your thighs. The procedure involves liposuction of the thighs and then excision of the excess skin along the groin crease in order to elevate all loose skin. If there is a substantial amount of skin excess and fat on the surrounding areas, you may require an incision along the inner thigh to decrease the total circumference of your thighs as well.
At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, a thigh lift can be combined with other body contouring procedures to maximize the impact of your results.
Preparing for Your Thigh Lift
Who is a candidate for a thigh lift?
Men and women who desire improvement in the shape and contour of their thighs are excellent candidates. Our cosmetic surgeons have performed thigh lifts on many Florida residents, and our patients have been thrilled with the results. After a thorough evaluation, your plastic surgeon will decide if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure and will explain in further detail the procedure and recovery. Post-bariatric / gastric bypass patients in particular can achieve significant improvement from a thigh lift.
How do I prepare for my thigh lift?
You should abstain from nicotine products, ensure adequate nutrition, and be in overall good health.
Recovering After Your Thigh Lift
Our cosmetic surgery team will help you recover and ensure an excellent result and outcome. Complications that can occur include infection, bleeding, and wound breakdown. Nutritional supplements that are high in protein along with antibiotics help minimize these complications.
If you are interested in learning more about how a thigh lift can help you achieve a more contoured look, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.