Everything to Know About Thigh Lift Surgery (Part 1)
Many people in the Detroit area turn to thigh lift surgery to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat that have accumulated in the thighs. Other reasons one might get thigh lift surgery is to treat lax, hanging skin, a disproportionate appearance of one’s thighs, or just overall poor thigh contour. And since diet and exercise are often hardly sufficient solutions to such problems, thigh lift surgery exists as an effective alternative.
In this article, we will discuss why countless Detroit area patients flock to AMAE Plastic Surgery to reap the benefits of thigh lift surgery.
What Is Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery (also called thighplasty) is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the thighs by treating sagging skin and removing unwanted deposits of fat. Thigh lift surgery can be performed on the outer thighs, the inner thighs, or even both.
Thigh Lift Surgery Procedure
Occasionally, liposuction will be performed as an additional, separate procedure with thigh lift surgery. This often occurs in cases where thigh lift surgery has proven insufficient in removing unwanted fat from the thigh area on its own, and will be performed several months after thigh lift surgery to improve results. This tends to occur in cases of patients who wish to remove significantly larger deposits of fat; a single thigh lift surgery procedure is usually all it takes for patients treating smaller amounts of fat.
To ensure the safety and comfort of our patients at the Detroit area’s AMAE Plastic Surgery, thigh lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure wherein the patient is given general anesthesia.
The incision made during thigh lift surgery is made in the most discreet area of the thigh as possible, regardless of if the treatment area is the inner thigh, the outer thigh, or both. Outer thigh lift surgery and tummy tuck procedures are often combined, with a single incision made in the lower abdomen.
Inner thigh lift surgery, on the other hand, usually sees an incision made at the groin that extends downward, occasionally as far as the knee. The specifics of an individual procedure (such as the amount of excess skin being treated) will all factor into the size of each thigh lift surgery incision.
But regardless of the incision location or size, board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon will enter through the incision to tighten and/or remove sagging skin, smooth out and eliminate deposits of fat, and generally improve the contour of the thigh.
Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery
While thigh lift surgery is an extensive procedure, it is usually performed on an outpatient basis. While patients must arrange to be picked up from AMAE Plastic Surgery (ideally someone who can remain by their side for a few days while recovering, Detroit area individuals undergoing thigh lift surgery can return home the day of their procedure.
The relatively invasive nature of thigh lift surgery makes for something of an intense recovery period. Like all other plastic surgery procedures, thigh lift surgery can come along with a fair amount of swelling, though this varies from procedure to procedure. Fortunately, after about a month or so, most of the swelling from thigh lift surgery should subside. And while some minor swelling may persist for up to six months, Detroit area thigh lift surgery patients will usually see results far sooner than that.
Thigh lift surgery patients should expect to take off at least two or three weeks off from work, and will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks while they recover. Detroit area patients are encouraged to go for gentle walks and engage in other light activities as soon as they feel up to it, but most thigh lift surgery patients are unable to engage in intense physical exercise for 4-6 weeks after treatment.
Thigh Lift Surgery – Detroit Area
A consultation with board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is the best way to determine if thigh lift surgery will provide you with your desired aesthetic results. During the consultation, Dr. Ali will help you determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for thigh lift surgery, and will be able to answer any other questions you may have about improving the appearance of your thighs. Contact the Detroit area’s AMAE Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.