After losing a significant amount of weight, the hanging skin and excess tissue around your thighs can be a constant inconvenience. Fortunately, our highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Barlow, can remove that excess tissue and reshape your thighs with a thigh lift.
HOW A THIGH LIFT WORKS
Also known as thighplasty, thigh lift surgery slims down and contours the inner and outer thighs by removing the excess skin and tissue that result from significant weight loss. During your thigh lift procedure, Dr. Barlow will begin by marking the areas of the thighs planned for contouring. After discreet incisions are made along the lower body’s natural creases, sagging skin and excess tissues are removed from the thighs. For some patients, especially those with massive weight loss, a thigh lift can be performed along with a body lift procedure.
CAN THIGH LIFT SURGERY BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Frequently, liposuction is performed in conjunction with thigh lift surgery to reduce any lingering pockets of fat. If you’ve experienced significant weight loss, Dr. Barlow may recommend a thigh lift as one element of a body contouring after weight loss plan that could also include procedures like a body lift, tummy tuck, or butt lift.
THIGH LIFT RECOVERY
Thigh lifts are performed under general anesthesia and can take multiple hours to complete. For about the first few weeks of recovery, a compression garment will be worn to help maintain the new contours during the healing process. If you are you bothered by loose skin and excess tissue on your thighs, A thigh lift may be the correct next step for you. Call us today in Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800 or fill out our online contact form.