A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to remove excess skin and fat. It can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure, like liposuction. This procedure is particularly popular with people who have lost a lot of weight and have been left with sagging skin and fat deposits on their legs.
Types of Thigh Lifts
An inner thigh lift is focused on the inner thigh. The surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat and then tighten the remaining skin.
In a bilateral or outer thigh lift, the surgeon works on the outer and front parts of the thigh. Again, the surgeon removes excess fat and skin and pulls the remaining skin taut. Bilateral thigh lifts are often combined with other procedures.
There is no one-size-fits-all procedure when it comes to a thigh lift. Your surgery will be completely tailored to meet your wants and needs, and our surgeon will make sure to focus on whatever areas of concern are bothering you the most.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
A thigh lift operation typically takes two to three hours, and the patient will be given local or general anesthesia. The techniques vary depending on the type of lift being performed and whether the surgeon is performing another procedure at the same time. The details of each procedure are different since each individual is unique.
What is the Recovery Like?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure, so the recovery will take time. The patient will have to wear compression garments during the first part of the healing process. Recovery time ranges from two to four weeks; however, this depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of tissue that was removed and how well the patient cares for themselves after the procedure.
Make sure to follow our surgical team’s instructions regarding how to care for yourself following surgery. After you have made a full recovery, you won’t believe what a difference a thigh lift has made for you. You can finally wear clothes that show off your legs. You may even prefer to wear leg-baring clothing!
Get All the Facts During a Consultation
Visit eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale to see how a thigh lift can help you to achieve slimmer legs. Get ready to say goodbye to that excess skin and fat and say hello to toned, beautiful stems. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.