A thigh lift reshapes the thighs to gain smoother skin an improved shape.
Incisions are made in the groin. Liposuction is performed in conjunction with the thigh lift. Liposuction significantly enhances the aesthetic results. It is used as a shaping tool, not as a mechanism for weight loss.
The soft tissue is recontoured, reshaped and the skin is redraped with any excess being excised. This produces more proportionate and smoother body contours.
Deep support sutures hold the newly shaped contour while the skin incision is sutured and supported with surgical tape. The wounds are then dressed.
Surgical drains may be in place typically for 3 to 5 days.
The results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately although it may take several months for the final results to be fully appreciated once any swelling has subsided.
Scars may remain visible, but these should fade over time. The overall results are long lasting, providing you maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy diet and fitness regime.