Thigh recontouring has become a popular procedure for women. Whether due to genetic predisposition or due to retained adipose tissue despite weight loss, contour deformities and excess skin can cause significant concern in female patients. Many will complain about the inability to wear certain clothing because of the differences in their proportions. Their complaints may include problems with chaffing and skin breakdown.
SURGERY: A thigh lift is an effective way to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the inner thigh resulting in a better overall contour. When the excess skin is isolated to the upper, inner thigh, the incision can be placed in the groin crease extending to the buttock crease. The inner thigh achieves a smoother, more toned appearance.
If the excess skin involves the length of the inner thigh than an incision extending vertically down the inner thigh can be added to the groin crease incision. This allows for better tone and contour of the entire inner thigh.
Thigh lifts are performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
AFTER SURGERY: Drains are routinely used postoperatively for approximately 3-4 days. Compression stockings are used for 3-4 weeks. Most patients may return to work in 2 weeks and resume exercise in 3-4 weeks.
To answer all of your surgical questions and for detailed discussions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.