Have you lost a lot of weight and struggling with sagging skin on your thighs? Are you worried that your thighs look disproportionate to your overall appearance? Do you feel compelled to choose clothes that cover your thighs well? If you do, the best solution to address your worries is getting a thigh lift.

Excess sagging skin may be due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or stubborn fat deposits. All of these factors may affect the elasticity of the skin. With aging, skin does not retract or tighten as it normally should. Thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that corrects sagging skin and reduces wrinkles on your thigh.  This procedure tightens the skin and provides an aesthetic lift to your thigh. Here is what you need to know about thigh lift before you decide to get the procedure done.

About the procedure

Thigh lift is a surgery performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery is limited to a specific area on the thigh or includes the whole thigh.  This depends on your surgeon’s assessment of your need and the body’s imperfections. The surgeon makes an incision in the groin area, remove sub cutaneous fat and/or some skin, reshapes the underlying tissue, and lifts the skin. At times, liposuction is also done to break down excess fat.   The surgery typically lasts for about 2-3 hours.

About Recovery

You may experience post-operative events, such as bruising, swelling, and scar. These are clinically manageable.  Wearing compression garment will reduce the swelling. The surgeon may also place drains to collect secretion of excess fluid.  You will be able to walk out in about 4 days. Complete recovery takes between 6-8 weeks depending on the scars. You will be advised to stay away from strenuous work or outdoor activities such as exercising, for at least 4 weeks.  Scars may fade off in a year’s time.

About Results

The results last for a very long time resulting in a tightened body contour that is both youthful and attractive.  But take care of your weight. Any weight gain may reduce the results of the surgery.

Thigh lift is an excellent procedure to tone and lift your thigh. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at Desire Aesthetics for an appointment with our expert plastic surgeons, specialized in this procedure.

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