What is a Thigh Lift?
A medial thigh lift lifts and tightens the skin on the inside of the thigh. Medial thigh droopiness is not changed by a lower body lift. A lower body lift corrects outer thigh laxity. Medial thigh lift surgery requires an incision in the groin area that extends downwards towards the knee. A thigh lift can tighten your inner thigh to help you achieve body balance when diet and exercise fail to give results.
Who is a Candidate for Thigh Lift?
Candidates for a thigh lift are those who experience excess skin and tissue or pockets of stubborn fat in the inner thigh area. This could become present with age, after a dramatic weight loss, or other factors. A thigh lift is not an alternative to weight loss efforts and should be chosen once patients are in their healthy weight range to ensure the most successful results. Patients should be in general good health and have realistic expectations for their results.
What Happens During a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is performed with the use of general anesthesia or sedation for your comfort during the process. Your incision patterns will vary depending on where your excess tissue is located. For an inner thigh lift, incisions are made in the groin area, extending downward toward the knee. Excess tissue can then be lifted and excess skin is removed to tighten the thighs.
What Will My Recovery be Like?
After a thigh lift procedure, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Pain can be managed with a prescription pain medication in the days following your procedure. Patients should plan to take about a week off work to recover from their procedure. More strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Kayastha can go over the thigh lift procedure process in more detail during your consultation. Contact K Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment.