A thigh lift can help give you beautifully sculpted thighs. This plastic surgery procedure is effective in removing excess fat and sagging skin from thighs to make them appear slimmer, toned, and more proportionate to the body.
Details About the Thigh Lift
A thigh lift is ideal for anyone who is unhappy with the shape of their thighs. If you have excess fat and flabby thighs, the surgery can make them thinner and firmer. If your thigh skin is loose, the surgery can improve the skin’s texture and tighten it for a more shapely appearance. If excess cellulite is making your thighs look dimpled and unattractive, the surgery can address this problem as well.
If you are not able to achieve well-toned thighs through diet and exercise alone, then a thigh lift is the solution you have been looking for.
The surgery can help address your entire thigh region or just specific problem areas such as the inner or the outer regions. The surgery can be customized to address the specific needs of each individual patient.
To begin the procedure, your doctor will apply an anesthetic to help ease any discomfort that occurs during the surgery.
The incisions made will depend on the problem that needs to be corrected. For the inner thigh, the incision may be around the groin area, which may also extend to the back of thighs in case the correction required is extensive. For the outer thighs, the incisions may extend to the hips and even the back.
Through the incisions, your doctor will access the fat and skin that needs to be removed and tighten the remaining skin to fit the new contours of the thigh. Once the targeted fat and skin is removed, your doctor will close incisions.
Recovery and Final Results
You will need to rest for a few days or as recommended until your thighs heal from surgery. You will need to avoid heavy physical activities and take care of your bandages. During the first few days of recovery, you may feel pain or have some swelling in thighs, which is normal after surgeries, but as the healing process progresses any discomfort you feel will eventually subside.
Your doctor may also recommend short and slow walks around the house a day or two after the surgery for optimal blood circulation in your thighs and legs. After 10-15 days, you may be able to resume your normal routine. It can be more or less depending on the extent of your surgery and your recovery progress.
You will be able to see the results from your thigh lift right after surgery. However, the full impact will only be visible once the swelling has disappeared and your doctor removes your bandages.
You will continue to see further improvements in the weeks after the surgery. If you maintain a stable body weight and follow a healthy lifestyle, the results from thigh lift can be long-lasting. Your thighs will appear shapelier and more beautiful than before. You will also notice improved firmness and s smoother skin texture.
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A thigh lift can help you finally achieve the beautiful legs you have always wanted. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact Dr. JoAnne Lopes to schedule your consultation today!