Slim Your Figure with Thigh Lift Surgery
The upper thighs can be resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. This area can be especially problematic for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. Dr. Dennis Hurwtiz is recognized as an expert in body contouring procedures, and offers thigh lift surgery at our Pittsburg, PA-based practice. Performed as a standalone procedure or part of a lower body lift, this cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to tighten and reduce sagging skin in the inner and outer thighs. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, the procedure can provide a dramatic boost for your confidence.
Who Can Benefit from a Thigh Lift?
Men and women who have undergone significant weight loss and do not plan to continue losing weight may make good candidates for a thigh lift. Generally, patients should not smoke and be in good health, plan to eat a healthy diet and regularly exercise, and have a good mental outlook, with realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
At your pre-surgical appointments, Dr. Hurwitz will explain the results you can expect and answer any questions you have. It is imperative that patients fully understand the potential results and are pleased with what they can accomplish.
Thigh lift surgery is usually performed in a surgical suite or hospital as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Hurwitz will mark your thighs where he plans to make incisions and you will be made comfortable with sedation. There are four possible techniques the surgeon may use and all incisions are carefully placed to be as discreet as possible.
Inner Thigh Lift
Inner thigh lift involves an incision at the top of the inner thigh, in the crease where the thigh meets the pubic area, so the resulting scars can easily be hidden by clothing. He will remove fat and trim away extra skin, then shape and tighten the area for a more aesthetic appearance.
The various thigh lift techniques utilize incisions that are carefully placed to be as discreet as possible.
Bilateral Thigh Lift
A bilateral or outer thigh lift involves a V-shaped incision on the outer thigh, just below the hip area. The width of the incision will depend upon your unique needs and desired outcome. After removing fat and skin, Dr. Hurwitz will lift the tissue and suture it in place for a tighter, smoother appearance on the outer thigh.
Medial Thigh Lift
The medial thigh lift is indicated when the patient is concerned with the appearance of the upper, inner thigh. Dr. Hurwitz will incise the area beneath the buttock, in the crease, and he may also need to make an incision at the groin or on part of the leg. As with other thigh lift surgeries, the doctor will remove excess fat and skin, then reshape the remaining tissue for the most attractive results.
Mini Thigh Lift
Mini thigh lift is performed similarly to the inner thigh lift and is best suited for patients who require only a minimal reduction of fat and skin in this area. A small incision is required, which makes recovery shorter than other thigh lift techniques.
Recovery and Healing
After the procedure, you will need to follow the instructions provided during your pre-operative consultation. Generally, you will need assistance with regular daily activities during the first week of recovery. Short walks are important to your recovery, but be careful not to overdo it. Take pain medications as prescribed, and expect swelling, soreness, and bruising. You will need to attend a follow-up visit about one week after your procedure with Dr. Hurwitz. You should feel ready to return to work within two or three weeks. Although some immediate effects will be evident, the full results will become apparent several months after your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
You deserve to feel completely confident in your figure. Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn whether thigh lift surgery is right for you.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.” Jill's Story