There are a variety of methods and techniques that can be used when performing a thigh lift depending on the patient and their goal. Every thigh lift begins with anesthesia for optimal comfort followed by incisions that will vary in length and placement depending on the type of thigh lift being performed. Excess skin and extra adipose tissue are removed for recontouring and to achieve thighs that appear trim, fit, and smooth. Skin is then re-draped and medical stitches are used to close the incisions.
Rest and taking time off of work is essential for proper healing and to avoid any complications. Limitation to little or moderate activity is sometimes recommended for several weeks following the procedure, but this will depend on the health of the patient, the type of thigh lift, and the patient’s usual workload. You will find out the exact treatment and post-operative care plan for you during your consultation. All patients wear an elastic, post-surgical garment on the thighs in order to help with healing and conformation to the new thigh contours, as well as to reduce bruising and swelling. You can discover more about thigh lifts and complementary procedures when you have your consultation with a Spectrum Plastic Surgery doctor who specializes in this procedure.