The thigh lift procedure is designed to give thighs a slimmer, firmer appearance by eliminating excess skin and fat. It is especially useful for those who’ve worked hard to lose significant amounts of weight, since significant weight loss often leaves excess skin that can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
Keep reading to learn more.
Are you a good candidate for a thigh lift?
As mentioned above, most patients who choose a thigh lift have achieved substantial weight loss prior to the surgery. This surgery is not a weight loss tool—you should reach a healthy and stable weight before undergoing the procedure. The patient also needs to be free of other medical problems and it is best if the patient doesn’t smoke. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
Dr. Serure performs the surgery while the patient is under general anesthesia, so you don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort during the surgery. The incisions will be made and then the excess skin and fat in the area will be removed. The placement of the incisions will depend on the individual placement, but they are made in the least conspicuous way possible.
What should you expect during recovery?
The results of a thigh lift surgery will be immediate, but some of the side effects of the surgery may mask the end result so you’ll need to give your body some time to heal. There will be some swelling, bruising, and redness that will fade over time. Once the side effects have subsided, the results from the surgery will be more noticeable. You’ll have slimmer, smoother thighs that will look and feel firmer. The results are lasting if you continue to maintain your weight.
If you’re interested in a thigh lift, or other cosmetic procedures that can improve your appearance and boost your confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alan Serure.