As you age or gain weight, you may notice that your skin is sagging more in your inner and outer thighs than it did before. Thigh lift surgery from Memphis Plastic Surgery Group could be the right solution for you.
Thigh lift surgery will smooth and shape your inner and outer thigh, and the incision used to perform the outer thigh lift can be extended to lift the buttocks as well.
An inner thigh lift may require an incision in the crease between the leg and body (inguinal fold) in minor looseness from aging is present. However, sagging of the inner thighs from significant weight loss usually requires the removal of excess skin along the entire length of the inner thigh from the inguinal fold down to the knee.
A thigh lift from Memphis Plastic Surgery Group is designed to remove access skin from your thigh that is present due to age or weight loss. The procedure can be paired with liposuction if you would also like to reduce the overall size and shape of your thighs.
To be eligible for this procedure you need to have a stable weight and be willing to commit to a healthy lifestyle after your treatment. You need to already be in reasonable health, with no health conditions that would affect healing.
How the Procedure Works.
The most important part of your procedure is choosing a surgeon that will give you the results you want. You can be confident that the skilled doctors and team at Memphis Plastic Surgery Group will get you the best results possible while keeping you as safe an comfortable as possible.
Medial (inner) thigh lift: Your doctor will make an incision in the groin area, and any excess fat and skin along the inner thigh. If you need to have fat removed, we’ll combine liposuction with your thigh lift treatment. We’ll recontour the area between the knee and groin on the inner thigh on both sides.
Lateral (outer) thigh lift: The outer thigh lift procedure is a more complex procedure than the inner thigh lift. It involves recontouring larger areas of your lower body and removing more tissue. Your skin will be less elastic after your surgery, so you’ll need to maintain your weight.
Thigh Lift Recovery and Healing
It’s incredibly important that you follow the aftercare instructions that Memphis Plastic Surgery Group will provide for you and your caregiver.
We give you information regarding:
- How to care for your drains, if they have been used
- Normal symptoms you will experience
- Potential signs of complications
- Wearing a compression garment
- Any medication you need to take
- The level of activity you can safely do at each stage of your recovery.
You’ll be able to see how much smoother your legs look right away, but you can expect bruising and swelling in the meantime. If you experience extreme or long-lasting, please let us know.
For the first 2 weeks, you should only do light activity, look closely for any signs of infection, and make careful and deliberate movements. If possible, plan to have someone stay with you for the first few days of your recovery. You may need to wear compression garments for the first month after your procedure with the Memphis Plastic Surgery Group to get the best results. You can resume driving after 2 or 3 weeks, or once it doesn’t cause you any pain. Wait to do exercises like jogging until 8 weeks after your thigh lift.
Contact Memphis Plastic Surgery Group today to find out if a thigh lift procedure can get you the results you’re looking for.