What is thigh lift surgery?
A thigh lift procedure is performed to lift the thighs by removed excess skin and fat.
Who is a good candidate for thigh lift surgery?
A good candidate for a thigh lift is a healthy individual who wants an improved appearance of her thighs.
How much does a thigh lift cost?
A thigh lift can cost between $8-20K
What should I expect during a consultation for thigh lift surgery?
During the consultation, you will spend a lot of time with the doctor reviewing your surgical goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan will be discussed with you at length.
What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about thigh lift surgery?
You should ask if he is board certified first, and then discuss what options are best suited to treat your concerns.
What are the risks of thigh lift surgery?
The risks of surgery include poor wound healing, infection, seroma, hematoma, dysesthesia, unfavorable scarring, rebound laxity, and need for further procedures.
How should I prepare for thigh lift surgery?
I usually tell my patients to eat healthy and exercise regularly and avoid medications and herbal supplements that might cause bleeding.
What are the steps of a thigh lift procedure?
The procedure is often performed under general anesthesia and can be performed with a crescent excision pattern in the groin crease or a hockey stick type incision going vertically down the medial thigh. If the lateral thigh lift procedure is performed then this is often accomplished with an incision along the belt line.
What should I expect during my thigh lift recovery?
A patient may be placed in a compression garment or have their thighs wrapped with dressings. Drains may be used as well.
What results should I expect after thigh lift surgery?
The thighs should have a more pleasing appearance.
What words should I know about thigh lift surgery?
Words associated with a thigh lift include, thigh lift, lateral thigh lift, crescentic medial thigh lift, extended thigh lift, subcutaneous fat, skin resection.