Get Smoother and Sounder Thighs
Women are generally all too aware of their problem areas. For many women it is their thighs that they are least comfortable with. For some it is the saggy skin around their thighs, perhaps following weight loss. For others it may be the cellulite “dimples” that are causing them concern. Some things just don’t seem to improve, even with the “thigh master.”
Following significant weight loss, skin around the thighs may fail to tighten up. Even in instances where the weight loss has not been extreme patients may experience loose and sagging skin in certain areas. Both the inner and outer thighs are areas especially prone to stretched and sagging skin. A thigh lift is just one of the many procedures performed for weight loss patients, and many people who have a thigh lift also have lower body lift, abdominoplasty, or liposuction in Sacramento.
While diet and exercise may not restore the desired contour of your thighs, a thigh lift procedure can. A thigh lift procedure can tailor the skin around your thighs to achieve an even firmness. In some instances large amounts of skin may need to be excised. Additionally, for optimal results liposuction of the thighs may also be recommended and can enhance the appearance of the thighs by removing cellulite. Whatever your specific needs are let Dr. Scott Green put his experience and skill to work for you, and inform you as to what benefits you can expect to receive from a thigh lift procedure.
What You Should Know About Thigh Lift Surgery
The thigh lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis unless otherwise advised by the surgeon. It can be very effective in producing a tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock area by improving contours and diminishing irregularities in the skin surface. There are significant variations in the design of the incisions to meet clothing or personal desires. There are numerous options and techniques with thigh lift surgeries, such as the Lockwood technique, favored by Dr. Green. These variations and techniques can be discussed in detail with Dr. Green.
Following surgery the patient is placed in a compression garment to reduce swelling and assist in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin. Patients should expect to wear the compression garment for at least two weeks. Some swelling, bruising and discomfort should be expected for the first few weeks. This is usually easily controlled with prescription pain medication. Patients should be able to resume their non-strenuous work activities within two weeks. Strenuous activities are usually possible in six weeks and almost all symptoms are gone in 4 to 6 months.
Dr. Green can perform thigh lift surgery on its own, or in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, a buttock lift, or a tummy tuck in Sacramento.
How Thigh Lift Surgery is Performed
Lifting the inner thighs may require only short incisions extending from the anterior part of the thigh/groin crease around to the buttock crease, or an incision extending from the groin crease to the knee may be necessary in severe cases. Lateral or anterior thigh lifts are usually performed as separate procedures. The buttocks can be lifted through the same incision used to lift the outer thigh and is usually just an extension of the abdominoplasty scar.
Your First Step
Unlike some Sacramento plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Green places great importance on the value of the in-person consultation. He looks forward to meeting with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation with Dr. Green online and discover what results you can achieve through thigh lift and other body contouring cosmetic surgery options.
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Thigh Lift FAQs
How can I prepare for thigh lift surgery and recovery?
Preparing for your procedure starts with your consultation with Dr. Green, who will examine your thighs and other troublesome areas, discuss your medical history and medications, and recommend the procedure(s) that can deliver your desired results. If thighplasty is the proper procedure for your needs, he will answer your questions, review possible outcomes and side effects, and order pre-operative tests.
During this consult, share a list of your current medications and supplements. Some of these medicines and vitamins may increase surgery risks, such as excessive bleeding and bruising. You may need to stop taking blood-thinning medications, NSAIDs, and others a few weeks before your thigh lift surgery.
Ask someone you trust to come with you on the day of your procedure and stay with you for the first day or two of recovery. Dr. Green will share a few ways to prepare yourself and your home, such as eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, taking leave from work, and filling your prescriptions beforehand. You can get your home ready for thigh lift recovery by creating a healing space with water bottles, straws, nutritious snacks, TV remotes, device chargers, and other items.
After your thigh lift, you will have a compression garment that applies a steady pressure to improve blood circulation, lower the risk of blood clots, and reduce swelling. Make sure you wear your compression stockings or wrap as directed and follow Dr. Green’s post-operative instructions to the letter, including when to start walking, wound care, diet, and weight restrictions.
Your diet and lifestyle affect surgical recovery. Incorporating nourishing foods can aid the healing process. To ensure the best thigh lift results, get adequate rest, eat balanced meals, hydrate, and complete approved exercises.
Am I a candidate for thigh lift?
Patients interested in thighplasty or thigh reduction have excess skin and soft tissue on their inner and/or outer thighs. The ideal candidate is in good physical health with no health concerns that may increase surgical risks. A stable weight and commitment to a healthy lifestyle are best because weight fluctuations can lead to additional loose skin.
You should not smoke or vape and have a positive outlook with realistic expectations for your thigh lift results.
Can thigh lift get rid of cellulite?
The thigh lift procedure excises lax skin and tightens the tissues for a shapelier lower body appearance. Cellulite may improve after thigh lift if the skin dimples are located within the removed tissue. Some patients may have a temporary improvement in cellulite with smoother and tighter thighs.
What are the different types of thigh lifts?
- Mini thigh lift for upper and inner thigh sagging
- Medial thigh lift to remove sagging skin on the inner thigh
- Bilateral thigh lift to excise lax skin from the outer thigh near the waist and buttocks
Can I combine thigh lift with another procedure?
Patients with loose skin on their thighs often have sagging tissues in multiple body areas. To provide more dramatic results in a single surgery, Dr. Green may recommend adding a tummy tuck, arm lift, buttock augmentation, or breast surgery to your thigh lift procedure.