Thighplasty or what is also commonly known as thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your thighs. A thigh lift surgery is usually done to enhance the shape and appearance of one's thighs. Some people opt for thighplasty to feel better and more comfortable in jeans, shorts, swimsuits, or fitted pants.
Make sure you opt for a thigh lift after losing or gaining the required weight. The procedure would require a steady weight for at least 6 months. Constant fluctuations in your weight can negatively affect your post-op results.
What Is A Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift surgery involves the extraction of excess fat and skin cells present in your thighs. But that's not all. Your thigh skin is tightened, reshaped, and re-contoured to meet desired results. Major weight loss, gravity, aging, and skin type can cause unattractively sagging thighs. But you can opt for a thigh lift to get smooth and shapely thighs!
Types of Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh tightening surgery orthighplasty removes excess fat (along with skin) from your thighs, but there are different types of thigh lifts to help you achieve desired results. Book an appointment with us to find out which one of them will be the best for you!
i) Inner Thigh Lift Surgery
An inner thigh lift surgery or inner medial thigh lift is the most common type of thigh lift. Patients wanting to treat the sagging skin present in their inner thighs often opt for this surgery. It involves the creation of an incision from your knee or the back of your thigh.
ii) Mini Thigh Lift Surgery
This type of thigh lift surgery is often done by individuals with specific requirements for the upper-inner part of the thigh. This type of thigh lift surgery requires fewer incisions when compared to other procedures and involves the creation of an incision in your groin area.
iii) Outer Thigh Lift Surgery
This type of thigh lift is also known as a bilateral thigh lift and focuses on enhancing the outside portions of your thigh. It involves the creation of an incision from your groin to your hip or lower back.
iv) Lift with Liposuction
This type of thigh lift surgery is often preferred by patients with poor skin elasticity. In such cases, liposuction is recommended with a thigh lift surgery to get rid of excess fat and skin.
Preparing For Thigh Lift Surgery
After you book an appointment with us, we will review your medical history, your ailment, previously-done surgeries, medications (or supplements) that you take, and your weight for the last 6 months. Only after a thorough medical evaluation, your eligibility for the surgery will be determined.
If you take medicines that increase bleeding, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (like Ibuprofen), or certain supplements, you must stop taking them before thigh-tightening surgery.
Thigh Lift Procedure
If you are considered a good candidate for the surgery, you will be put under general anesthesia. Based on the type of thigh lift surgery you have opted for, the surgeon will make the required incisions. The excess skin and fat present on your thighs will be cut out before stitching up your wounds.
The procedure lasts around two hours but you will be spending some hours in pre-op and post-op preparations. The whole process will take the majority of the day.
A thighplasty is major surgery. It tightens your upper thighs and prevents elasticity. However, it does not tighten loose skin that might be present in your calves. Thigh lifts can also leave a visible scar. Like every other surgery, thigh lift surgery also has a few possible complications -
- Leg swelling
- Slowed healing in the groin crease
- Infection and bleeding (extremely rare)
You can clarify all your doubts before opting for inner thigh lifts. Make sure you are aware of the possible complications and their treatment before opting for a thigh lift.
Our surgeon will dress your incisions to help reduce swelling. A tube might also be inserted to drain out excess blood and fluids from your thighs. Make follow-up appointments with your surgeon to remove stitches later. You will be given compressive wraps too.
A thigh lift surgery or thighplasty is a major procedure and thus you will need to take some time off to heal without any sort of pressure. You will be able to spot the enhancements in your thighs but full results will require several months. Make sure you seek medical help immediately if you experience worsening pain, bleeding through sutures, wound separation, fever, chills, or numbness.
Thighplasty provides a patient with beautifully contoured thighs. Inner thigh lifts can do wonders for your body image issues and increase your self-confidence. It removes the cellulite from your thighs and leaves you with a more attractive body! Book an appointment with our highly experienced plastic surgeons today!
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