A medial thigh lift or a ‘Thighplasty” is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the inside of the upper thighs. Patients that might be perfect candidates for this procedure may have lost a lot of weight too quickly leaving sagging skin that has no elasticity and there for the skin is loose or flabby and unattractive. The patient may have also lost a lot of weight due to post pregnancy as is often common. The loss of skin elasticity will result in a flabby, sagging, or dimpled appearance which can improve dramatically if the loose skin is removed or lifted.
The procedure to remove this excess skin or fat is not as complicated as one would expect. The procedure takes usually two to three hours depending on the severity and is done under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. The incisions that the patient will have also depend greatly on the severity of the loose or sagging skin. Therefore the incisions can vary greatly. It is important that you consult with your surgical specialist about the procedure so you can be examined and know exactly what to expect before and after the Thighplasty procedure.
This inner thigh lift mainly focuses on the inner portion of the thigh. There is also a bilateral lift that pinpoints tightening of the skin on the front and the outside of the leg. The surgical specialist will make and incision at the top of the leg around where the bottom edge of your bikini or underwear would be. The excess skin is then removed and the remaining skin is pulled up which tightens the skin along the insides of the leg. A medial thigh lift incision is made on the inside of the leg close to the groin area and back to the crease of the buttock. The excess skin and excess fat is removed and the remaining skin is then lifted to improve the appearance of the inner and upper thighs.
After the surgery the recovery time will depend greatly on the individual with some able to heal more quickly than others. A lot of factors come into play like age, diet, and lifestyle. However you should plan on taking at least ten days off work or any strenuous activity to recover from the surgery to let the incisions properly heal. Pain is minimal and the pain you do have can be covered by medication. Patients should then be able to return to normal activities within four to six months after the procedure.
Before choosing any cosmetic surgery, every patient should discuss the potential risks and benefits with their surgeon. Dr. Fiorillo, who is located in New York and New Jersey is an expert in cosmetic surgical procedures.
Contact Dr. Fiorillo at (866) 971-7705 for more information.