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Sculpt Your Thighs

Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the thighs. The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the thighs, tightening the remaining skin, and lifting the underlying tissue to create a smoother, more toned contour. Thigh lift surgery can be customized to target specific areas of the thighs, such as the inner or outer thighs, depending on the patient’s unique needs and goals.

Thigh Lift Corrects:

  • Sagging skin in the thigh area caused by aging or weight loss
  • Excess fat and skin in the thighs that do not respond to diet and exercise
  • Uneven or asymmetrical thighs
  • Chafing and irritation caused by excess skin in the thigh area
  • Poor self-esteem and confidence due to dissatisfaction with the appearance of the thighs

Your Thigh Lift Session

During your thigh lift surgery, you will be under general anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the surgery. Dr. Z will make incisions in the thigh area, carefully placing them in less visible areas such as the groin, thigh crease, or along the lower edge of the buttock to minimize scarring. The type and length of the incisions depend on the extent of the procedure, which can vary from a mini-thigh lift to a full thigh lift.

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Z will remove excess skin and fat, tighten the remaining skin, and lift the underlying tissue to create a smoother, more toned contour. The procedure typically takes 2-4 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery area, where you will be closely monitored by our team. Dr. Z and our team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Your Journey to Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime

After your thigh lift, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You may also experience numbness and tingling sensations in the thigh area, which can take several weeks to subside. To manage these side effects, Dr. Z may prescribe medication and recommend wearing compression garments for several weeks. It is important to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least six weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing. Most patients return to work and regular activities within two to four weeks.

Candidates for Thigh Lift:

  • Individuals who have achieved a stable weight but have excess skin and fat in their thighs
  • Those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess sagging skin
  • Patients in good overall health
  • Those who do not have underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking for a certain period before and after surgery
  • Those with realistic expectations of the results of the surgery

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Wear compression garments as recommended by Dr. Z to minimize swelling
  • Take prescribed medication to manage pain and discomfort and prevent infection
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least six weeks
  • Sleep in a semi-upright position to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation
  • Keep the incision areas clean and dry, and avoid soaking in baths or hot tubs
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Z to monitor your progress
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Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Z

Dr. Z is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who received his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford. Dr. Z takes the time to carefully listen to his patients, understand their goals, and educate them on the tools available to achieve those goals. He is dedicated to helping each patient achieve their desired results. Book your consultation and discover how Dr. Z can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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