What Is A Thigh Lift
A thigh lift reshapes the thigh by removing excess skin and some fat resulting in smoother skin and better contours of the inner and outer thigh. People who are candidates for thigh lifts have a stable weight, have excess skin along the inner and medial thigh, are healthy without significant medical conditions that could impair the risk of wounds healing, and are non-smokers.
How Is A Thigh Lift Performered
A thigh lift is a procedure performed under general anesthesia. The incisions usually run in the groin crease and sometimes down the inner thigh. This allows the skin to be lifted both superiorly and medically while hiding the incision as much as possible.
Outer thigh lifts have incisions that run over the top of the outer thigh allowing lateral thigh or saddlebags to be pulled tighter. These incisions are usually closed with absorbable sutures and frequently drains are placed for the early postoperative period.
Thigh Lift Recovery
A thigh lift is a procedure with significant risks, particularly for wound healing issues, seroma or infection, and other risks such as blood clots. Skin discoloration can also be encountered. Recovery from a thigh lift can take several weeks and most patients should plan to take a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks off from work. Patients will also not be able to resume exercise for at least a month after surgery.