A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the contour of the thighs. This procedure reduces excess skin, and in some cases, excess fat, resulting in smoother skin and better proportioned contours of the thigh and lower body. The physical changes achieved by a thigh lift can improve your lower body image and enhance self-confidence.
Your treatment time will vary depending upon the extent of the surgery to be performed.
In most cases you will receive general anesthesia.
Thigh lifts are usually done on an outpatient basis but you may elect to spend the night at Comfort Cottage with a nurse available to help you.
You may have some numbness, bruising, swelling and discomfort.
As with any surgical procedure there are some risks. Possible risks include bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, delay or poor wound healing, skin loss, blood clots, excessive or widened scars, numbness and other changes in skin sensation as well as irregular or asymmetric contours or scars. In addition, any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These risks will be fully discussed by Dr. Willard with you at your consultation appointment.
Initial wound healing may take 7 to 14 days. You will be ready to return to work and normal activity in a few weeks, so long as you do not engage in any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise.
Duration of Results
The results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately; however it may take several months to achieve final results. Incision lines may take a year or more to refine and fade to some degree. Using sunscreen when outdoors (during the initial year) generally lessens the appearance of scars. Your new body contours and improvement in the appearance and tone of your thighs should be long-lasting provided you maintain your weight and general fitness.
We make sure every procedure is uniquely tailored to provide you the best results. During your consultation you will receive specific information regarding your individual case. Your results will vary.