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Pensacola Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery tightens and reshapes the thigh by removing loose skin and fatty tissue.  It can help to reduce bulges of the inner or outer thigh and improve overall contour.  If you are having trouble achieving the thigh shape you want with exercise or weight loss, thigh lift may be appropriate for you.  In some cases, liposuction alone can sufficiently refine the thigh.  However, when there is excess sagging skin as is often the case with significant weight loss, thigh lift surgery is needed.  At Shaddix Plastic Surgery, a variety of techniques are available to customize the treatment to the specific area which bothers you most, whether it be the inner or outer thigh or both.

Reasons for Considering a Thigh Lift in Pensacola:

  • Tone, shape, and contour the thigh
  • Remove sagging skin and fatty tissue
  • Get rid of excess skin after weight loss

The Thigh Lift Procedure by Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

Every surgery is designed to treat your unique concerns.  An inner or medial thigh lift is used to remove tissue along the inner thigh.  Occasionally, the incision may be limited to the groin crease to allow elevation and smoothing of the inner thigh tissues.  When the problematic skin and fatty tissue is present further down the thigh, an additional incision is required along the inside of the thigh from the groin to just above the knee.  When the outer thigh has unattractive fullness, an incision on this side can be made to remove the loose tissue and redrape the remaining tissue in a higher, more youthful position.  In all cases, the incision are closed with absorbable suture that remain under the skin and do not need to be removed.  Incisions will be placed in such a way to make scarring as inconspicuous as possible.  If liposuction is used as a supplement to any of the above techniques to further refine the result, this can be done without any additional incisions.  Dr. Shaddix will take the time to understand your specific concerns and help guide you to the procedure best suited to your needs.  The surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. 

Recovery following a Thigh Lift in Pensacola

The recovery after a thigh lift depends on the extent of your procedure. As with most body procedures, a restful week is advised. Light activity can be done on the day following your surgery.  There is some discomfort associated with having a thigh lift.  This is usually well controlled with the medications prescribed to you by Dr. Shaddix.  You can generally resume normal activities 2-3 weeks after surgery, though you will normally be able to return to work before this depending upon you job.  A compression garment will be important during your recovery to help reduce fluid retention and shape your new curves.   You will be given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will always be available to answer any questions you may have along the way.

To find out more information about what you can expect from thigh lift surgery and determine if you are a candidate, call Shaddix Plastic Surgery to schedule your free consultation today.   We provide serve Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton, and all of Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast.  To schedule your complementary consultation, call (850) 476-7100

 




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