A non-surgical thigh lift can firm loose skin around the upper and lower legs. Radiofrequency encourages collagen production and thus helps in tightening loose skin.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
There are two distinct types of thigh lift surgery practiced at Minus Cosmetic Surgery Chennai: inner thigh lift and outer thigh lift. The type of surgery you undergo will depend on your aesthetic goals as well as the specific area that you need to have treated. All of these procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and maybe an in or outpatient procedure, depending on your health status and length of your surgery.
There are two different incision patterns for inner thigh lift. The incision pattern will depend on how much excess skin must be removed. For inner thigh lift our doctors will make an incision on your thigh and then trim away excess skin and remove fatty tissue before finally lifting the remaining skin into a taut position.
For minimal skin and fat excess, an incision will be made within the groin crease. This is a great procedure for those who have excess fat isolated to the upper third of the inner thigh. A combination of a groin crease incision and vertical incision is a more comprehensive procedure that may be appropriate for you if you have more significant fat deposits or loose skin on the thighs. This type of thigh lift surgery is typically performed during post bariatric body contouring procedures. During this surgery incision is made from the groin area down toward the knee, eliminating excess skin and fat before pulling the skin back together for a slender look.
For the outer thigh lift, incision is made around the top of the thigh. This is appropriate for you if you have excess skin around the hips and outer thighs. In addition to removing tissue and tightening the skin, our Doctors may use liposuction to sculpt the thighs and achieve a comprehensive final result.
The total time required to complete your thigh lift procedure will vary and depend on the specific procedure type and the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed. This procedure may also be performed simultaneously with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, buttock augmentation or arm lift.
Thigh Lift Recovery
After your thigh lift procedure you can experience swelling, bruising and mild discomfort, all of which will subside within a few days. Our Doctors will provide complete post-operative instructions, including keeping the legs elevated and wearing a compression garment to promote faster healing and achieve desired aesthetic results. You should start walking around as soon as possible in order to maintain circulation and prevent blood clots. Our practitioners will monitor your recovery closely and advise you about when you can return to work and resume other normal activities. Many patients who undergo thigh lift surgery at Minus Cosmetic find that they are able to lead a more active lifestyle and feel more confident with their clothing and style.
Thigh Lift Candidates
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of excess fat around your thighs, or if aging or significant weight loss has led to dimples, cellulite or sagging of the skin on the thighs, you may benefit from thigh lift surgery from Minus Cosmetic. Before undergoing thigh lift surgery it is important that you are at a stable weight, as weight fluctuations can have a negative effect on the long-term results of thigh lift surgery. You should also be in good general health and avoid smoking, as it increases your risk of surgical complications. It is equally important to have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure as healthy lifestyle habit to maintain the results of any cosmetic surgery. While visiting Minus Cosmetic for your consultation our staff will evaluate your overall health, motivations for treatment and cosmetic surgery goals to determine if you are a suitable candidate for thigh lift.