Thigh Lift (thighplasty)
Thigh lift candidates often meet the following characteristics:
• Possess excess skin resulting from significant weight loss.
• Experience excess soft tissue around the thigh area.
• Desire to smooth out stretch marks on the legs and thighs.
• Looking to balance out existing body proportions through surgery
• Committed to a healthy lifestyle following the operation, including proper diet and exercise.
Your consultation with Tarak H. Patel, M.D.Dr. Tarak Patel, M.D. will evaluate your area of concern during your scheduled consultation. He will discuss the thigh lift procedure in detail with you and together you will devise a customized treatment plan.
Understanding your thigh lift surgeryInner thigh lift: Targets the inner thigh, and is a good option for mild to moderate amounts of excess fat and skin using relatively short incisions from groin and thigh crease to buttock crease.
Medial thigh lift: Targets the inner, upper thigh, with the incision running from the inside of the thigh around to the buttock crease.
Vertical thigh lift: Most common choice for those who recently lost significant amount of weight, with an incision that extends from the groin crease from the inner knee.
Spiral thigh lift: Helps to sculpt much of the thigh, with an incision that goes from below the buttock and ends where the thigh and pubic areas join.
RecoveryMost patients return to work 1-3 weeks following surgery. Tightness and discomfort in the treatment area are common for the first few days after your thigh lift procedure, which can be controlled with the medication prescribed by Dr. Patel. Bruising and swelling should also be expected. A compression garment will need to be worn following the surgery to protect your incisions and to promote tightening and firming of the skin. Dr. Patel will monitor your progress and ensure proper healing at your follow-up visits.