The Thigh Lift Procedure
There are many ways that surgeons can perform a thigh lift. Your surgeon will decide on the techniques to be used after your consultation. During your consultation, they will review your concerns and then design a surgical plan to fulfill your needs and aesthetic goals.
At the start of the procedure, anesthesia will be used to numb the patient to any pain or discomfort. Incisions will then be made in the thighs. The location and pattern of each incision will vary depending on the type of thigh lift being used. Inner and outer thigh lifts each have their own incision patterns.
Once the surgeon has made the incisions, excess skin and fatty tissue will be removed in order to recontour the region, making the thighs look fit and trim. The skin will be redraped, and then the incisions will be closed with medical stitches.
The Healing Process
During the healing process, patients should take some time off of work in order to prevent complications, typically several weeks. Avoiding physically taxing activities is key for a safe and comfortable recovery. Patients will be wearing an elastic post-surgical garment on the thigh area in order to help to the skin better conform to the new contours of the thigh. This garment will also serve to reduce post-surgical swelling and bruising.