What to Expect with a Thigh Lift

in Pensacola, FL

What to Expect with a Thigh Lift

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While looking for ways to improve self-confidence and body image, many explore different avenues to enhance their cosmetic appearance. Sculpting your body can leave you feeling and looking like you’ve always wanted. A thigh lift can address sagging skin and excess fat in the thigh area, improving body insecurities caused by aging, weight loss, and genetics. With a thigh lift, your thighs will appear more lifted and tightened. Before your thigh lift procedure, it is best to know what to expect to properly prepare for surgery.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also known as a thighplasty is a surgery intended to reduce sagging skin on the inner and outer thigh areas. This procedure helps to sculpt the legs while addressing loose skin and excess fat on the thighs. If you want to tighten and lift your thighs, a thigh lift might be the correct procedure for you.

What to Expect Before a Thigh Lift

Before your thigh lift, expect to have a private consultation at Shaddix Plastic Surgery. We will review your medical history, concerns, and treatment goals during this time. Dr. Shaddix will lay out the options that suit you and create a customized treatment plan, disclosing the cost of your procedure.

Once you have decided that this is the right surgery for your cosmetic desires, you can then begin preparing for surgery. Before surgery, you should avoid the use of blood thinners such as aspirin and other herbal supplements. You may need to stop taking certain medications you are prescribed or adjust your medications. Before surgery, you must arrange for a caregiver to take you to and from the surgery. Your caregiver should take care of you the first night after your surgery.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Inner Thigh Lift Incisions

One technique offered at Shaddix Plastic Surgery is the inner thigh lift incision. This involves incisions in the groin area, extending down and wrapping around the back of the thigh.

Another incision involves an incision along the inseam of the leg. This allows your doctor to remove loose skin from the groin to the knee.

Another option is the minimal incision. The minimal incision thigh lift involves an incision that occurs only in the front of the thigh along the groin. This allows for minimal scarring.

Outer Thigh Lift Incisions

Addressing the look of the outer thigh can improve your contours and confidence. With an outer thigh lift, an incision will be made from the groin, across the hip, and the back.

Most incisions are placed where the natural folds of the skin and clothing will hide them.

After your doctor has made an incision, they will remove excess skin and apply deep sutures to your underlying tissues to help support the new contours of your thighs.

What to Expect After a Thigh Lift

After your thigh lift, you can expect your doctor to apply bandages to the incision areas and temporary tubes that will help drain any fluid or blood from the surgery.

Tips for Thigh Lift Recovery

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incision and surgical site. You will also be given concerns to look out for during recovery and instructed on when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

What Results to Expect

You can expect results almost immediately after your procedure. You will notice a more sculpted contour once your swelling and bruising has subsided. It can take several months for your full results to develop.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to learn if a thigh lift is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Shaddix at Shaddix Plastic Surgery in Pensacola, FL. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired look and sculpt the figure of your dreams.