Thigh Lift & Thigh Contouring
Thigh contouring, also known as a thigh lift, is a body contouring procedure that can be used to eliminate loose excess thigh skin to give the thighs a sleeker and tighter appearance. At Smart Dimensions Weight Loss, we offer thigh contouring surgery for patients in Orange County.
Thigh Lift Candidates
A thigh lift is commonly performed on patients who have undergone significant weight loss that has left a large amount of loose excess skin around the thighs. The thigh skin can also become loose and saggy as a result of aging.
Some women may find that their thighs have become loose and saggy due to their pregnancy. A thigh lift can be performed to correct this issue, but it is recommended that you plan on no longer having children before undergoing a thigh lift. This is because becoming pregnant can jeopardize the results of your thigh lift.
The ideal candidates for a thigh lift should be in good general health and should have realistic goals and expectations for their procedure. It is also important that you be close to your ideal body weight and commit to keeping stable body weight in order to maintain your results.
During your consultation, our expert surgeons can perform a thorough examination of your thighs to determine if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift. They will also perform a physical exam to determine if you are healthy enough for surgery.
How a Thigh Lift is Performed
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia. You should be able to return home the same day as your thigh contouring procedure though you will need to have someone drive you home.
The incision location for your thigh lift will be based on whether an inner thigh lift or outer thigh lift is being performed.
An inner thigh lift, also known as a medial thigh lift, involves making an incision along the groin moving downward behind the thigh. This will allow excess loose skin to be removed. Liposuction may also be used to eliminate excess fat from the area. Any post-surgical marks are hidden along the groin and inner thigh.
For an outer thigh lift may involve making an incision from the groin and along the hip to the back. Excess skin and fat will be removed from the area. Liposuction may be used to assist with the removal of excess fat. The incisions are then sutured closed and bandaged. The incision will be able to be well hidden by underwear.
Recovering from Your Thigh Lift
The incisions will be sutured shut and bandaged following your thigh lift. Some swelling, bruising, and soreness around the thighs are to be expected. Any pain or discomfort you may experience during your thigh lift recovery can be managed with medication. Compression garments may need to be worn during the recovery process to provide support and minimize swelling.
In general, patients should be able to return to work and resume most of their normal activities after 10 days or so. Running, exercise and other physically demanding activities will need to be avoided for several weeks or so. Post-operative instructions will also be provided.
Is a Thigh Lift My Only Option?
If you have loose saggy thigh skin or lumpy skin around the inner or outer thigh lift is your best option as that loose skin will need to be surgically excised. If you are bothered by extra bulk around your thighs due to some excess fat but your skin is still fairly elastic and tight, liposuction alone may be able to address the issue.
When you come in for your thigh lift consultation, our team can answer any questions you have about the procedure and can let you know if a thigh lift is the right choice for you.
The Cost of Thigh Contouring Surgery
There are several techniques that can be used to perform a thigh lift. The techniques and approaches used will be based on the patient’s needs and desired results. The cost of your thigh contouring in Orange County can be discussed during your consultation at Smart Dimensions Weight Loss. Our team can also go over the payment options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in thigh contouring surgery and would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact Smart Dimensions Weight Loss today to schedule a consultation for your thigh lift in Orange County. Our team can answer any questions you may have about the procedure and can provide you with the amazing care you need.