Thigh lift tightens sagging skin, reshapes loose tissue and removes excess fat from around the thigh.
It is the ideal treatment when despite exercise and diet it is difficult to reshape your thighs especially after significant weight loss where sagging of skin and tissue is exacerbated.
The skin incisions are hidden inside the gluteal folds and may extend towards the inguinal area. In cases where severe sagging and loose shin is present, an extension of the skin incision vertically downwards the inner thigh surface may be necessary. Liposuction may be used to enhance the results.
Thigh lift is done under general anesthesia and an overnight stay might be necessary especially when combined with other procedures.
Recovery depends on the extend of the procedure. Light activities may commence from the 1st post-op day. More normal activity may take 2-3 weeks. The use of compression garments is recommended after your surgery since it helps reduce fluid retention and accelerate recovery.
Results can be long-term although changes in body weight and/or pregnancy can alter your appearance.