About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is a huge triumph for any individual, but men and women who achieve their goal weight occasionally need cosmetic surgery to complete their appearance. Based on how long you were overweight and how much weight you lost, excess skin can be a problem if the tissue was not able to mold to the smaller size and shape of your new form. The thighs are particularly an area of concern for many patients. Plastic Surgery Vegas offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at Plastic Surgery Vegas, which trims loose skin on the outer and inner thighs to reveal a more defined and tighter appearance. Thighplasty surgery has increased in popularity because it offers natural results for patients who don't want loose skin on the thighs.
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Candidates for thigh lift
A thigh lift is a skin tightening and removal treatment that improves the appearance of sagging skin. Thigh lift surgery is best as an after weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is typically used on patients who have lost 100 or more pounds. It's also popular for older men and women who are battling excess skin caused by natural aging, as well as with women whose weight changed due to pregnancy. If you have hanging, wrinkly, or loose skin on your upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), a thigh lift can be helpful.
Thigh lift surgery
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is commonly administered to the patient. An incision is made near the upper area of the leg in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. The incision often runs down to the midsection of the thigh. This permits enough room to perform liposuction (if necessary) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to excise all loose skin in the top thigh area. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is taut and secured with sutures. In certain patients, an additional incision may be necessary underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area, based on the amount of tissue being removed. Thigh lift surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas reshapes the entire thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to perform. Once the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home for recovery. There may be bruising, discomfort, and swelling during the first few days of recovery. Within several days, many patients are able to get up and walk slowly, which is necessary for improved blood circulation and healthy healing. The total recovery time typically lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by our team will help the surgical incision to heal so it is less visible. Although patients will have some scarring, the new contour and shape of your thighs may help boost your self-esteem, and you can show your thighs with pride.
Thigh lift FAQS
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery is the best choice to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since a thigh lift includes tightening of the skin and removing stubborn fat pockets, it also improves the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on your upper legs. If you are interested in addressing stretch marks or cellulite, let our team know during your consultation so we can personalize your treatment plan to match all of your goals.
How long will my results last?
If you follow a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a balanced diet, you should enjoy your thigh lift results for a long time. We recommend you be at or near a healthy weight before surgery so it is easier to maintain your results. Significant weight changes or pregnancy after a thighplasty can compromise your results. In your consultation, we will talk about what you can do to make your thigh lift results last.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
Many patients combine a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or butt lift in a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. During your initial consultation, talk to us about your concerns and goals so we can create a comprehensive surgical plan that gives you the results you want.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
While there are nonsurgical procedures for skin tightening and fat reduction, these can help with mild improvements. A thighplasty is the best way to correct significant amounts of excess skin and pockets of fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical treatments, ask us to give you more information in your initial consultation. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of nonsurgical and surgical thigh lift options, plus our suggestion on which would better suit your goals.
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you have hanging skin on your inner or outer thighs that create anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to call Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about surgical thigh lifts. It is typical for patients to combine this procedure with one or more body contouring surgeries, especially ones that address the lower body, such as abdominoplasty or a lower body lift, depending on your unique condition. Schedule your consultation, and get the tighter appearance you want.