What is a Thighplasty?
- Cosmetic thigh lifts take care of excess skin from the upper thigh and eliminate the appearance of sagging thighs or loose skin of the thighs and knees. A thigh lift may be able to reshape those problem areas of your thighs and give your upper legs a more attractive contour. Ultimately, the procedure will reduce excess skin and fat, tighten and firm skin, re-contour the thighs for a more proportioned appearance, and improve the appearance and feel of skin quality.
Am I a good candidate for a Thigh Lift?
- A good candidate for thigh lifts includes both men and women who desire the smoother, tighter appearance that comes from the procedure. Also, patients who have achieved extreme weight loss often have excess skin that is beyond natural tightening. Thigh lift surgery can help these patients enjoy the full benefits of their successful weight loss.
What is the recovery like after a Thigh Lift?
- Recovery from thigh lifts is somewhat lengthier than other cosmetic procedures. While you will walk out of surgery on your own, you will need a ride home and are likely to require assistance at home during your initial recovery period. Discomfort and soreness may last a week or more as you heal and your skin takes its new, slimmer shape. Bed rest is not recommended after the procedure – in fact, walking will aid in your recovery. For optimal healing and comfort, our team recommends that you take two weeks off from work. After the thigh lift procedure, you will have two scars along the tops of your inner thighs. After healing, most patients find that these scars are very well-hidden by underwear and bathing suits.
When will I see the results of my thigh lift?
- Your new, slimmer thighs will be evident immediately after surgery. During the days that follow, you will enjoy even more satisfaction with your procedure as your body heals and the swelling subsides.