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Either due to weight loss or changes in skin tone with age, many patients seek out improvement in the appearance of their thighs when the skin becomes loose and sags. A thigh lift tightens the thighs and tones the skin creating a more youthful, pleasing appearance.
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What is a Thigh Lift?
Dr. Weider performs two types of thigh lifts. If the excess skin is primarily in the upper portion of the thigh, the scar can be hidden in the junction between the thigh and groin area. This is called a medial thigh lift. If the loose skin extends into the middle or lower part of the thigh, then a thigh lift with an incision from the groin to the knee is probably necessary. This is usually the case for those individuals who have had bariatric or weight loss surgery.
Who can Benefit from a Thigh Lift?
Those in the Dallas, TX area who have loose, sagging skin in the thigh area can benefit from a thigh lift with Dr. Weider. A thigh lift is often included in larger procedures such as a body lift or mommy makeover. If you have excess fat in the thighs but good skin tone and elasticity, then liposuction may be an option.
Thigh Lift Surgery
Avoidance of nicotine products including cigarettes is necessary before and after a thigh lift. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia as an outpatient (day surgery). Dr. Weider will make the appropriate incisions, depending on the type of thigh lift you require. This typically involves an incision along the inner thigh and groin or from the groin extending towards the knee. Through this incision, Dr. Weider can tighten the tissue and remove excess skin.
Aftercare for Thigh Lift
The recovery period typically lasts a few weeks. During this time, you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. The swelling will subside more quickly if you keep your legs elevated as much as possible. After swelling has diminished, you can enjoy your improved thigh contour.
Contact Weider Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of body contouring cosmetic surgery. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one.