- A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a 2-3 hour surgery to remove loose skin from the inner thighs.
- The surgery can be performed in two methods. One method (mini-thigh lift) limits the incision to groin area, but only takes care of loose skin on the top upper thigh area. The other method has an incision from your groin to your inner knee, and helps with loose skin on the entire upper thigh.
- The recovery is 2 weeks of rest at home, after which you may return to work if you have a desk job. You should avoid heavy activity and lifting for 4-6 weeks.
- The thighplasty surgery is usually performed in people who have lost a significant amount of weight and now need to have the thighs contoured. Sometimes liposuction may be and option to take care of fullness of the thigh. Our surgeons will tell you what the best option is for you at your consultation.
Most women consider that long, shapely thighs are key to an overall great appearance. There are several factors that can prevent the thighs from having their rightful slender appearance. These include, the effects of gravity, weight loss genetics or age. With any of these factors, exercise and diet may be an option to improve the appearance of the thighs. However, sometimes these just won’t do the trick, and further help is needed. In this case, a thigh lift, otherwise known as a thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to help women restore their thighs to a trim and toned appearance. At Beautologie, we offer an excellent thigh lift in Fresno, Stockton, Temecula and Ventura delivered by our top plastic surgeons.
About Thigh Lifts
Depending on where excess fat or skin has developed, a thigh lift may be performed at any point around the thighs. An upper thigh lift addresses fat or skin on the inner thighs on the upper 1/3 of the thigh, while a full thigh lift addresses the entire front and inside of the thigh from the groin to the knee. Whatever the cosmetic issue in the thighs, a thigh lift may be the right solution to help you along.
Thigh Lift Procedure
To begin a thigh lift, the surgeons at Beautologie always start with a consultation. It is important to our team that we understand your desires so that we can deliver the expected results, and aim to deliver the best thigh lift Fresno, Stockton, Temecula and Ventura can deliver. Through the entire consultation, your surgeon will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. The entire purpose of the consultation is to provide you with education necessary to make an informed decision. In particular we will tell you what type of thigh lift is best for you.
Should you decide to undergo a thigh lift, the surgeon starts with an incision either in the groin area, or from your groin to your knee. The size and location of the incision will depend on which part of the thigh is being addressed. A full thigh lift may have an incision extending vertically down the lower thigh, while a upper thigh lift may have an incision extending horizontally from the groin to the hip. The incision will be thoroughly discussed before the procedure.
Once the incision is made, your surgeon beings restructuring the tissues that lie underneath the muscle. This will include eliminating tissue that has become excessive, as well as placing sutures to secure tissues in place to create a toned and tighter appearance.
Once the underlying structures have been addressed, including removal of any excess fat, your surgeon beings closing the incision. This is done with several layers of sutures to secure the incision from the inside out. This technique allows the newly repositioned tissues to heal with minimal scarring.
At Beautologie, we understand our patients’ desire for an improved appearance. With our premier thigh lift technique, we can provide our patients with the self-confidence they deserve. We strive to provide the best thigh lift Fresno, Stockton, Temecula and Ventura has to offer. Please call our office with any questions or to schedule a consultation.
Good candidates for a thigh lift procedure include individuals who have excess skin and fat in the thighs, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure.
The recovery time for a thigh lift procedure can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient. Generally, patients can expect to take several weeks off work and avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks to months following the procedure.
Like any surgical procedure, a thigh lift will leave some scars. However, a skilled plastic surgeon can place incisions in areas that can be concealed by clothing or natural body contours, and the scars can fade over time.
In most cases, a thigh lift is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, in rare cases where excess skin and fat cause functional problems such as skin irritation or difficulty moving, insurance may cover the procedure.
Like any surgical procedure, a thigh lift carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, anesthesia complications, and poor wound healing. Choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and following all pre- and post-operative instructions can help minimize these risks.
The results of a thigh lift procedure can be long-lasting if the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and stable weight. However, natural aging and weight fluctuations can affect the results over time.