Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Thigh lift or thighplasty is a boon to you if you are worried about your loose skin around the thigh region after extensive weight loss. Does extra fat or tissues around your inner thighs make you conscious of your legs? Do you want well-toned, trimmer legs with youthful appearance but cannot get rid of drooping skin around your thighs?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it is time for you to consider the option of thighplasty. Thighplasty, also known as thigh lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes extra skin, tissue or fat from thighs. This cosmetic surgery can give you the desired appearance to your legs and help you get youthful legs again.
What is Thigh Lift?
Thighplasty is a cosmetic surgery to give shapely appearance to your thighs and remove any sagging skin from theree. It is usually opted by people who have undergone a significant weight loss but cannot get rid of extra skin in the upper thigh region. Thigh lift can give the desired shape to your thigh contours provided you maintain healthy weight and free from any serious disorders.
Before Thigh Lift Surgery
Disclaimer: Results may vary significantly from patient to patient due to individual differences.
When you go for thighplasty in Jaipur at ALCS clinic, you are in the hands of an experienced team of professionals who carefully prepare you for the surgery. Thorough preoperative preparation is critical for a successful and pleasant recovery from thighplasty. Once you have decided to proceed with the thigh lift surgery, our team will begin preparing you. We will see you for preoperative evaluation in our office about three weeks before surgery.
We will ask that you stop taking certain medications, especially those such as aspirin that can affect bleeding. We will also ask you to stop taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy as those have been associated with increased risk of blood clots after surgery.
In addition, if you smoke cigarettes, we will ask that you quit smoking in the weeks before surgery. This is critical, as cigarettes have severe adverse effects on tissue healing and put patients at increased risk for wound healing problems after surgery. The wounds of thigh lifting procedures are long and can be difficult to heal.
At ALCS, we have an extensive experience of performing thigh lift procedures. We have experience with treating all types of thigh deformities from those with a small amount of extra fat and skin to massive skin excess around the thigh from the groin to below the knees.
Each case is evaluated and treated on an individual basis, tailoring the surgical plan to the anatomical findings of the patient and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Our experience with all the variations of skin excess and body forms allows us to provide optimal results for all types of thigh lift patients.
Anesthesia For Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery is a complex surgery performed over a wide part of the body. To ensure your safety and comfort, we perform thigh lift procedures using general anesthesia. In addition, the general anesthetic is augmented with local anesthetic to provide numbing of the tissue during and immediately after surgery. This approach, combined with a rapid recovery anesthetic technique, provides our patients with optimal comfort after surgery.
Outer Thigh and Buttock Lift Technique
The transverse thigh and buttock lift is designed to treat the tissues from the front of the groin area, along the sides of the outer thighs, to the midline of the buttocks. The procedure is performed in an identical fashion on the other side. Therefore, with the outer thigh and buttock lift tissue is removed around approximately 3/4 of the body. The incision is designed to result any scar that falls within the underwear line. With this approach, most of our patients can wear low rise pants and bikinis without having exposure of their scars.
Inner Thigh Lift Technique
The inner thigh or medial thigh lift procedure is performed with the patient in the supine position. In most cases, liposuction is used to loosen the tissues that are going to be removed and to contour the surrounding areas as needed.
In most cases, a wide ellipse of tissue is removed from the groin to the knee. In addition, a small amount of tissue is removed along the front of the groin crease and the bikini line.
If the excess tissue includes the knee region, then the final scar is below the knee at the inner aspect of the calf region.
In an occasional patient, a medial thigh is accomplished with removal of a small amount of skin at the inner part of the upper thigh. In such a case, the thigh is lifted vertically and the tissues are closed at the groin crease in the bikini line.
With both the procedures, drainage tubes are often placed. The incisions are closed with multiple layers of strong dissolving sutures. Usually, most of these sutures will dissolve under the skin. In some areas, especially with the upper part of the medial thigh lifts, external sutures will be placed. Those external sutures are removed about one week after surgery.
The incisions are dressed with tapes and soft gauze dressings. A gentle compression garment, similar to women’s Lycra tights, is then placed.
Thigh Lift Recovery
The outer thigh and buttock lift and the inner thigh lift procedures are a major commitment in time and energy postoperatively. Hence, you must follow proper steps to recovery and take care after the surgery:
- Expect to need at least 2 – 4 weeks to recover from these procedures before you can return to basic work and home activities. After 4 – 6 weeks you may resume light exercise and after six weeks you can resume full activity.
- After the outer thigh and buttock lift, your outer thighs will be tight, lifted, and smooth. Your buttocks will be lifted and reduced in size. The scars should fall within the bikini line.
- After an inner thigh lift, the thighs are tight and smooth. The scar will be in the front of the groin crease in the bikini line and down the inner part of the thigh to about the knee level. The results from both procedures are very dramatic and life changing for most patients.
- There will be significant swelling of the thighs and legs in the first three months after surgery. Usually after six months when the swelling has resolved and the scars are faded, the patient can fully enjoy his/her new body.
- You may need to wear a special garment in the first month after the surgery so that new thigh shape can be adjusted.
- Do not engage in heavy lifting or strenuous activities or jogging for six to eight weeks after the thigh surgery.
The cost of a thigh lift procedure will vary depending on the expertise and experience of your doctor. Always look for these qualities in your plastic surgeon instead of going over cheap or over expensive clinics. You can expect to get the best thigh surgery under the able guidance of experienced surgeons in ALCS, Jaipur.
You will get effective thighplasty in Jaipur under the hands of the best plastic surgeon in Rajasthan at ALCS Studio.
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