Thigh Lift Surgery
Have you always desired to have slender and toned thighs but struggled to no avail? A thigh lift can help you achieve your goal by correcting sagging skin and/or fat that has accumulated on your thighs. Patients with excess skin or fatty tissue on the thighs may experience uncomfortable chafing and feel unhappy with their appearance. Thigh lift surgery removes stubborn fat and loose skin from the thighs to create smoother, slimmer, and more attractively defined upper leg contours.
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How Is Thigh Lift Surgery Performed?
A thigh lift is performed using either general or local anesthesia. The following strategies may be used to reshape the thighs based on your individual needs:
- Inner Thigh Lift: An inner thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inner thighs to produce leaner thighs and redefine the gap between the thighs.
- Outer Thigh Lift: An outer thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the outer thighs to improve their contours and lift the buttocks.
- Liposuction: Liposuction removes stubborn fat from the thighs to improve their shape. This technique may be combined with an inner or outer thigh lift if needed.
What Is My Recovery From Thigh Lift Surgery?
After a thigh lift, you may be instructed to wear compression garments to minimize swelling, improve circulation, and help your thighs maintain their new contours. During recovery, it is common to experience some swelling, bruising, redness, and slight discomfort that can be controlled with pain medications. Mobility will be limited at first, but you should engage in light to moderate activities to improve healing. Plan to take at least two weeks off work and four weeks away from strenuous activities. You can ensure the best results and the shortest recovery time by carefully following your surgeon’s postoperative instructions.
When Will I See My Thigh Lift Results?
Patients who undergo thigh lift surgery will be able to see their results improving as the postoperative swelling diminishes. After a few months, the final results will be revealed, and the thighs will have noticeably slimmer and more defined contours. If you maintain a stable body weight and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, your results are likely to be long lasting.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lift Surgery?
How should I prepare for thigh lift surgery?
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. You will be asked to stop smoking and taking blood-thinning medications for at least two weeks before and after your surgery. It is also best to minimize your alcohol intake during that time. Thigh lift surgery requires you to take at least one week off work and your regular activities. Be sure to arrange this and anything other scheduling issues prior to your surgery so that you will not have to worry about it later.
Is thigh liposuction an alternative to thigh lift surgery?
Liposuction or Smartlipo may be an alternative to thigh lift surgery if you have good skin quality and elasticity. Liposuction removes excess fat; however, it cannot tighten or eliminate sagging skin. If you experience thigh skin laxity, liposuction alone will not provide you with optimal results.
How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
The cost of your thigh lift will vary depending on the extent of your surgery, where the surgery is performed, whether any other surgeries are being performed simultaneously, and additional fees like anesthesia, facility, and surgeon fees.
Is there a non-surgical alternative to thigh lift surgery?
If you are looking for minimal fat reduction on the thighs, you may be a candidate for CoolSculpting®. Using the CoolAdvantage™ applicator, this non-surgical technology can be used to minimize excess fat on the inner thighs.
CoolSculpting® does not tighten loose skin and may not be appropriate for those with significant laxity.
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Dr. Thompson can help you determine whether a thigh lift is right for you during your personal consultation. If you are considering this procedure, please request your consultation with us by calling (732) 410-4789 or completing our online contact form today.
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