Thigh lift surgery reshapes the contour and appearance of the inner thighs and can tighten the outer thighs in a subtle manner. This surgery works to tighten the skin and, if necessary, remove some fat deposits with liposuction, resulting in smoother skin and a better-proportioned body shape.
A thigh lift is technically one of two procedures, an inner thigh lift or an outer thigh lift. These can be performed in conjunction, though each is distinct.
An inner thigh lift is typically composed of several discreet incisions. Skin is then lifted and removed as needed, to make the skin taut against the muscle, generally also removing some fat and tissue deposits in the process.
An outer thigh lift is often performed in conjunction with a buttock lift, as sagging on the outer thighs is often connected to that region. A thigh lift may occasionally be paired with minor liposuction depending on the case.
If you meet one or more of the following conditions, you might be a good candidate:
Thigh lift surgery is a common part of plastic surgery for post-weight loss patients - those who have achieved a significant weight reduction and now experience problems with excess skin around the body.
A thigh lift generally has a 1-2 week to recovery period, though may be longer if combined with other procedures. Dr. Hess will prescribe a medication to help you manage pain or discomfort during recovery.Because thigh lift surgery involve s a long incision, a permanent scar will remain after surgery. The scar will be hidden as much as possible and is likely to fade with time.
Once recovered, your thighs will be firmer and the appearance of being more toned, which will make your body more aesthetically pleasing overall. Maintaining exercise and diet will help shape your thighs further, working in conjunction with the surgery towards a more satisfactory shape.