What is a Thigh Lift?
Gravity, age, fluctuations in weight and genetics all play a role in the development of loose and hanging thigh skin. Despite weight loss, thighs may still exhibit skin deformities and inner thigh fullness. Your thighs can be improved with an inner thigh lift.
Although a thigh lift can be performed alone, the procedure is often combined with an abdominoplasty or lower body lift.
Are you a candidate for an inner thigh lift?
If you are looking to…
- improve the loose skin of the inner thigh
- improve the contour of your thighs
then an inner thigh lift may be the choice for you. The final scar is designed to liein thee inert high crease. Patients with more extensive deformities may require a longer incision on the inside of the leg. Dr. Ortega will counsel you on what he feels will provide the result you are looking for.
An inner thigh lift is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. The scarring tends to be more prominent with this procedure but is placed in a location on the inner thigh to make it less obvious. The procedure usually lasts 3 hours but can last longer if other body contouring is performed. Incisions are created in the inside of the groin crease, and if needed, according to your pre-operative evaluation the incision will extend to the inside of the leg. The incisions are closed and attached to the deep ligaments of the bone which aids in maintaining a long lasting result. Following the surgery you will be placed in a special garment. The surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Once home you can be up and about immediately. The operation is designed to allow you to sit immediately following the surgery. Any discomfort you experience can be alleviated with the medication Dr. Ortega prescribes. Usually drains are used. You will be able to shower the day after your surgery. Dr. Ortega will see you daily to change your dressing. In about 1 week you should be able to return to work depending upon the kind of work you do. You should avoid heavy lifting or pushing for 4 to 6 weeks. You should continue to wear your garment for 6 weeks. Full activity may be resumed after 6 weeks.
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