Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is helpful for those patients who want a more toned appearance in the thighs after experiencing the effects of ageing or significant weight loss. The thigh lift procedure is intended to improve the appearance of the area between the knees and the hips. Loose skin, excess fat, dimpling and undesirable contour irregularities, may all be addressed with this surgical technique. If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.
If your weight is relatively stable and you have excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh, then you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift. Thigh lift candidates are healthy individuals with no medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery. If you think you might be a good candidate for a thigh lift and you have a positive outlook and realistic goals, then contact us to set up your consultation with the Precision surgical team, and find out if a thigh lift is right for you.
Since this procedure is often combined with other complementing techniques, it is usually performed as an outpatient, under general anaesthetic. There can be flexibility in anaesthetic choices depending on unique patient characteristics and procedures selected.
Incisions will be placed in the groin that may extend down the inner part of the upper thigh. Through this incision, the excess skin and sagging tissue may be removed and tightened for a firmer appearance. Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Our team's advanced techniques usually allow your incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours, and the surgical team will use the sutures to close your skin incisions.
Although the patient may endure some initial swelling and bruising, results from an inner and outer thigh lift are usually immediate. A compression garment will be placed on the patient for several weeks following surgery to ensure that the tissues heal to their new contour, and that swelling resolves.
Most patients can return to work within 2 weeks and should limit exercise for six weeks. The final shape of the thighs is present several months after the surgery and may be long-lasting if the patient continues a healthy lifestyle. The thighplasty patient will experience improved skin quality, tighter and toner thighs, and better-fitting clothing with a renewed confidence in his or her image.