A thigh lift, Thighplasty, or thigh reduction is a surgical procedure to remove the sagging skin and fat deposits from the inner and outer thighs. The thigh is a cylindrical structure that narrows down proportionately from the groin crease to the knee. The loose skin and fat deposits give it a disproportionate appearance, and the bulges can be easily seen from the outside when you wear tight-fitted clothing, making you self-conscious. These changes in your thighs are usually the result of excessive weight loss or aging. These factors cause your skin to lose its firmness, and it sags with the fat deposits. You may have tried various lower body exercises at the gym but have been dissatisfied with the results as the saggy skin does not retract beyond a certain point, leading to frustration.
As you grow chubby, some parts of the body, such as the tummy, biceps, thighs, deposit fat pockets, which over time swell, giving you a fatter look. Through thigh lift surgery, our surgeon tries to take off the inconvinience caused to people. Some reasons people take up this procedure are for:
Pre-operative marking is done in the standing position. The surgery is done under general anesthesia as a day-care procedure. The sagging skin and fat deposits mostly affect the inner part of your thighs. In excessive fat deposits, liposuction is first performed to eliminate the fat and help inadequate re-draping of the thigh skin. For an inner thigh lift, the cut is made extending from the groin crease extending vertically down to the extent of resection required. Through this cut, excess skin and fat are removed. After this, the skin is redraped and stitched together to give a thigh a smooth contour. This is followed by a firm dressing encircling your thighs. The outer thighs usually sag accompanied by sagging of the buttocks, and this correction is usually achieved along with a circumferential belt lipectomy.
You will be discharged from the hospital on the next day of the surgery. There will be some soreness and bruising on the thighs, which will subside will analgesics. You will be advised to wear a compression garment for a period of 4-6 weeks. After that, our surgeon advises you to rest for about a week to 10 days, after which you can return to routine activities which are less strenuous.