Thigh Lift Surgery: Show of Your Legs in Skirts, Shorts & Swimsuits
Summer has arrived – which for many women means baring their legs in shorts, sundresses, and swimsuits! But for women who are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their thighs, the thought of wearing a bikini or fashionable ‘booty shorts’ is discouraging and even downright depressing.
And the reality is, leg shape is largely hereditary – so all of the dieting and exercise in the world may never be enough to get your legs into the shapely condition you would like. But there IS a solution! Thigh lift surgery at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI can give you the legs you’ll love to show off – at the beach, in beautiful dresses, or even in the bedroom!
Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address sagging skin and excess fat in the thighs. This surgical intervention can help individuals achieve smoother, more toned thighs, improving their body contours and restoring self-confidence.
In this comprehensive article, board-certified Birmingham, Mi plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains the various aspects of thigh lift surgery, including the procedure itself, its benefits, the recovery period, and detailed insights into patient satisfaction based on RealSelf reviews.
How Thigh Lift Surgery is Performed
Thigh lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the inner or outer thighs, resulting in a more sculpted and proportionate thigh appearance. The procedure typically includes the following steps:
The patient is administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure their comfort and safety throughout the surgery. Dr. Ali then carefully plans and makes incisions in the groin area, extending downward along the inner thigh or along the bikini line for outer thigh lifts. The length and pattern of the incisions depend on the extent of correction needed and the patient’s unique anatomy.
Through the incisions, Dr. Ali removes excess fat deposits and trims away loose skin. Liposuction may also be performed to further refine the thigh contour and enhance overall results. The remaining skin is then re-draped and tightened to create a smoother, more youthful thigh contour. Dr. Ali uses his years of experience and artistic skills to meticulously ensure symmetry, beautiful proportions, and natural-looking results.
The incisions are closed using sutures, and surgical dressings or compression garments are applied to support the healing process and reduce swelling.
Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery offers numerous cosmetic and physical benefits for individuals bothered by sagging thigh skin and excess fat.
Thigh lift surgery effectively addresses sagging skin, excess fat, and loose tissues, resulting in a more toned and sculpted thigh appearance. This procedure helps individuals achieve their desired thigh contour and enhances the overall proportion of their lower body.
Patients frequently report a significant boost in self-confidence and body image following thigh lift surgery. With improved thigh aesthetics, individuals feel more comfortable and confident in wearing various clothing styles, including shorts, skirts, and swimwear.
However, thigh lift surgery also provides benefits beyond just cosmetic results. Thigh lift surgery removes excess fat and skin folds that can rub together, causing pain and embarrassment – reducing skin irritation and enhancing overall comfort.
Additionally, thigh lift surgery offers long-lasting results. While nothing stops the aging process, thigh lift surgery is known to provide permanent results, provided the patient does not gain significant amounts of weight after the surgery. However, even with some weight gain, the tone and contours of the thighs should remain vastly improved.
Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery Period
Every patient heals differently – as affected by factors such as age, overall health, condition of their skin, and the extent of the surgery. However, the recovery period following thigh lift surgery generally includes the following.
During the initial healing, there will typically be swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the first few days after the surgery. Prescribed pain medications help manage any discomfort during this time. Patients are typically instructed to wear compression garments on the thighs to minimize swelling, support the healing tissues, and promote proper contouring.
Patients should arrange for two weeks of recovery time. You will also need to have someone who can drive you home from the surgery center and stay with you for you for the first few days.
Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks to allow for proper healing. Patients are encouraged to engage in light activities and gradually resume normal daily routines under the guidance of their plastic surgeon.
As with an incision, thigh lift surgery results in some visible scars. However, these will typically fade over time. A skilled board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali will make every effort to ensure the incisions are well-concealed within natural skin creases, where they are least visible. Our plastic surgeon team will also provide aftercare instructions on scar reduction techniques to optimize healing and minimize the visibility of scars.
Thigh Lift Surgery Patient Satisfaction
The RealSelf website serves as a valuable platform for patients to share their experiences and provide reviews of various cosmetic procedures, including thigh lift surgery. Insights from RealSelf reviews highlight the high satisfaction rates and positive outcomes reported by patients.
RealSelf patients consistently express satisfaction with the visible improvements in thigh contour and the reduction of excess skin and fat. They often mention achieving smoother, more toned thighs that align with their aesthetic goals.
Many patients also report feeling a significant increase in self-confidence and body positivity following thigh lift surgery. They feel more comfortable wearing clothing that reveals their thighs and enjoy the freedom to engage in activities without self-consciousness.
And numerous patients mention receiving positive feedback and compliments from friends, family, and acquaintances after their thigh lift surgery. This recognition of their transformed thigh appearance contributes to their overall satisfaction and reinforces their decision to undergo the procedure.
Additionally, patients frequently mention the physical and emotional benefits they experience post-surgery. They describe an increased sense of comfort, improved body proportions, and the ability to enjoy a more active lifestyle without the discomfort or self-consciousness caused by sagging thigh skin.
Thigh Lift Surgery | Birmingham, MI
If you are considering thigh lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Birmingham, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will thoroughly discuss your expectations and concerns and determine if thigh lift surgery is suitable for your unique circumstances and appearance goals.
At AMAE Plastic surgery in Birmingham, MI we also offer liposuction and non-invasive CoolSculpting – as well as several laser and radiofrequency skin tightening and cellulite reduction treatments. Schedule an appointment today and we will help you find the treatment that will give you the legs you love to show off!
Thigh Lift Surgery | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200