Thigh Lift Surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs and helps counter the combined effects of aging, gravity, changes in weight and a loss of skin elasticity. Sometimes, weight control efforts and exercise does not achieve the goal of toned and firmer thighs, and then, a thigh lift surgery along with liposuction may be the right solution for you to get rid of the excess skin and fat deposits.
If you are concerned about excess fat deposition on your inner and outer thighs.
If your thighs look fat and out of proportion with rest of your body and legs.
If you have fat deposition around your knees – fat knees.
Your lower body looks heavier and asymmetrical.
You have broad hips which prevents you from wearing certain cloths and doing certain activities like swimming.
Your inner thighs rub against each other and make your gait uncomfortable and lead to skin problems.
If answer to any of the above is Yes then thigh lift is the answer for you!
You also should have realistic goals and a positive outlook with a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
Thigh lift surgery comprise of liposuction of the concerned area which can be either of the following region alone or in combination, inner thighs, outer thighs, knee region. By this procedure, the excess fat and if required the loose skin of the inner-thigh are removed, thus, improving the symmetry of thighs with the rest of the leg.
The scars incurred during this surgery fades with time, leaving a faint line in the groin or on the inner thigh which are readily hidden by underwear, bikini or even a thong.
The first and foremost step is that Dr. Kedarnath Pandya will discuss your desired outcomes, assess the quality and elasticity of the skin of the inner thigh area and then plan your treatment. In the patients, who have good elastic skin and have the fat on the inner thigh or outer thigh or near knee joint, liposuction procedure is performed and then the skin is allowed to contract over the following weeks and months. The skin of the inner thigh can be removed surgically during the surgery if it has lost its elasticity due to massive weight loss.
This surgery would give you more confidence and leave your thighs firmer, more attractive and toned.
As the name suggests, this technique’s target is the excess fat and if required skin removal from the inner thighs. This procedure helps people who have not been able to eliminate excess fat through diet and exercise. An inner thigh lift may also be used to take care of the reduced skin elasticity, caused by the aging or weight loss. In this technique, an incision is made at the junction where the thigh meets the pubic area. This process allows the surgeon to access the underlying tissues while making the incisions, as resulting scar can easily be hidden by the underwear. Then a wedge of the skin and fat is removed and from the targeted region, resulting in the tightening of the remaining skin and contouring of the legs.
If there is a sagging tissue only in the upper third of your leg, then you should definitely go for a mini thigh lift. This procedure is a modification of the inner thigh lift technique and it involves only a small scar in the groin area offering less dramatic results. This technique requires a shorter recovery period.
Outer thigh lift is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the front and outside area (Lateral aspect) of the leg. In this outer thigh lift, liposuction is performed in the anterior and outer (Lateral) thigh region to make it symmetrical and harmonious to the rest of the body. If there is excess skin as in case of massive weight loss or post bariatric surgery skin can also be tightened by removing excess skin. The scar remains hidden under regular underwear.
This technique reduces the excess fat and skin from the upper portion of the inner thigh. This procedure is for the patients who have lost the shape of their legs due to extreme weight loss. In this medial thigh lift procedure, an incision is made in the groin, similar to the inner thigh lift, but, this incision extends to the back of the crease of the buttock or, in some cases, to the hip region. In order to have a greater access to the underlying tissues, vertical scars can also be made from the groin to the legs. Then, the surgeon will lift the skin and remove the excess skin and fat, thus improving the shape of the leg.
At Mayfair Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, individualized treatment plan is offered depending on your needs and desires. In some patients, only liposuction is done to achieve the desired appearance of the thigh. For rest of the patients, Liposuction is combined with a Thigh Lift.
After the thigh lift surgery, dressing and bandages would be applied to your incisions. It is very normal to have some swelling and bruising. Pressure garments need to be worn to minimize swelling and fasten the recovery process. Typically, thigh lift surgery takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to recover.