The thighs are an area that can be problematic for many women. Normal aging or weight loss can lead to excess skin and a deflated appearance, particularly on the inner thighs and toward the knees.
The Thigh Lift is a procedure designed to remove skin and excess fat from the inner part of the thigh, tightening and improving the contour the whole way around the thigh. The results of this procedure can include better-fitting clothes and increased comfort and confidence*. You may even be excited to put on that new pair of shorts!
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Are you a candidate for a Thigh Lift?
If you feel that the skin on your thighs has become uncomfortably loose, you may be a candidate for a Thigh Lift. Often, the best candidates for this procedure have lost a significant amount of weight either through diet or surgical weight loss.
What happens during a Thigh Lift?
A Thigh Lift is typically an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Before surgery, your surgeon will mark the area where he plans to remove surplus skin. Typically we first use liposuction to remove the excess fat. After using liposuction, we will remove excess skin and tissue to create the taut, youthful appearance you desire.
Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions so that no stitches have to be removed. These sutures also minimize scarring.
What is involved in Thigh Lift recovery?
Typical recovery time from a Thigh Lift is 1-2 weeks, but strenuous activity or heavy lifting should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. Wrapping your legs and keeping them elevated helps to reduce swelling immediately after surgery. Sometimes, the lower legs can swell up for several weeks during recovery. Bruising, soreness, and swelling are common, but these effects can be controlled with ice packs and pain medicine which is prescribed as needed. You will love the new, more slender look of your legs!
Contact us today to learn more about Thigh Lifts in Bellevue, Washington.
*Individual results and patient experience may vary.