A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that tightens excess, sagging skin around the inner and outer thighs and reshapes the contour of the lower body. Lower body procedures like the thigh lift are popular for patients that have undergone weight loss surgery and for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, leaving them with excess, redundant skin.
Who Can Benefit From Thigh Lift Surgery?
Some of the problems Dr. Frenzel can correct with a thigh lift include the following:
- Excess skin on the inner thigh
- Excess skin on the buttocks and anterior thighs
- Excess skin on the posterior thighs
- Limited fat deposits in these areas
Candidates for thigh lift surgery should be healthy, non-smokers with good skin elasticity. They should also have realistic expectations about surgery and be able to understand the risks and benefits involved. In some cases, liposuction or a tummy tuck may also be recommended to obtain the most satisfying results.
Thigh Lift Procedures
The incisions for thigh lift surgery are specially placed in natural body folds, in locations that allow clothing to cover your scars. Some excess skin and tissue below the incision is removed and lifted as needed. Dissolvable sutures are placed, along with drains to remove fluid that accumulates during recovery. An elastic compression garment is worn to reduce swelling and ensure a smooth result.
After Thigh Lift Surgery
Recovery time is approximately one to two weeks, during which patients are advised to walk around in order to prevent blood clots. Dr. Frenzel prescribes pain medications to reduce discomfort. Light exercise can be resumed after a few weeks. Once a full recovery is realized, patients can maintain a regular exercise routine to optimize the results of surgery. For more information on thigh lift surgery, contact the office of Dr. Frenzel for a private consult.