About Thigh Lift Surgery
Weight loss is a great victory for any person. But regardless of their efforts, some who reach their goal weight may be left with sagging skin that prevents their full results from being revealed. Based on the amount of time you carried the extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added challenge if the skin wasn't able to shrink to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are especially stubborn and unresponsive for many people. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty offers surgical thigh lifts (also known as thighplasty) at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics in Dallas and McKinney, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter look. Thigh lift surgery has increased in popularity as it provides natural-looking results for anyone fighting sagging skin on the thighs.
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Thigh lift surgery is a skin tightening and removal treatment that corrects loose skin. A thigh lift is an ideal post weight loss treatment. The surgery is typically performed on people who have lost at least 100 pounds. It's also helpful in older adults who are fighting sagging skin caused by natural aging, as well as women whose bodies changed following pregnancy and childbirth. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), a thigh lift may be a great option. Please bear in mind that if cellulite is the bigger issue, Dr. Setty can recommend different treatments that may help improve the appearance of cellulite.
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. A surgical incision is placed around the upper area of the leg in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. The incision often runs along to the middle section of the thigh. This permits enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if desired) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to excise the excess skin in the upper thigh. The skin will be stretched upward so it is taut and secured with sutures. In certain patients, an additional incision may be made underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area based on the quantity of skin and tissue being addressed. Thigh lift surgery at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics corrects the whole thigh area for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.
What to Expect
A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is done, you will be monitored and assessed before being released to go home for recovery. There may be swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. After several days of rest, most patients are able to get up and walk slowly, which is important for optimal blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery time usually lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Setty will help your surgical incisions to heal so they are discreet. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs may help you boost your confidence, allowing you to show off your thighs with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery successfully improves the contour and appearance of your legs. Since a thigh lift includes the tightening of the skin and addresses stubborn fat pockets, it may improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on your legs. If you're worried about stretch marks or cellulite, let Dr. Setty know during your consultation so he can personalize your treatment plan to meet your goals.
How long will my results last?
After your surgery, if you remain at a healthy weight with regular exercise and a balanced diet, you should maintain your results for many years. Dr. Setty suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to thigh lift surgery so it's easy to maintain your results. Significant weight changes or pregnancy following your thigh lift may alter your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Setty will talk to you about how to protect your results.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
Some patients pair a thigh lift with a tummy tuck to create a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. At your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Setty about your aesthetic goals so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that provides you with the best results.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Although there are nonsurgical procedures to reduce fat in the body and tighten skin, these may help with mild improvements. A surgical thigh lift is the best way to correct significant amounts of sagging skin and pockets of fat on your thighs. If you're considering nonsurgical treatments, ask Dr. Setty to give you more information during your initial consultation. He will explain the pros and cons of nonsurgical and surgical procedures and recommend the best option for you.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you notice loose skin on your legs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we encourage you to contact Setty Plastics & Aesthetics to find out more about surgical thigh lifts. It's typical for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more cosmetic surgeries, particularly procedures that treat nearby areas, like a tummy tuck or a lift for the lower body, based on your unique condition. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Setty to achieve the toned look you desire.