Thigh Lift at Duggal Plastic Surgery
A thigh lift tightens and reshapes the thigh region by removing excess skin, and sometimes fat, in order to smooth the legs. A thigh lift can target bulges and excess skin on the outer or inner thighs.
If your skin tone is good, reshaping the thighs can sometimes be done with liposuction alone. In patients who have loose, hanging skin resulting from weight loss or aging, incisions can be made to lift and tighten the inner or outer thighs. For an inner thigh lift, an incision is generally made in the groin crease and extends along the back of the inner thigh. To smooth the outer thighs, an incision can be made extending from the natural buttock crease extending forward, hidden under a bikini brief. The incision pattern is determined by each patient’s particular goals and anatomy.
A thigh lift is done under general anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure. It may require an overnight stay if combined with other procedures. Light compression will be used to help with swelling after surgery, and light activity can be resumed 1-2 days after surgery. There will be bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks after surgery, and the final appearance of your legs will continue to improve for 6-8 weeks.