Reshaping the Thighs After Weight Loss
Aging, loss of skin tone, and changes in body weight all cause accumulation of excess thigh tissue. With diet and exercise alone, it can be difficult or even impossible to slim down these areas. If you are motivated improve your thighs through thigh lift surgery, we’d love to hear from you at our Bay Area plastic surgery office.
Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery
- Slimmer and more toned thighs
- Relieves rubbing of inner thighs
- Tightens bothersome loose skin
During a thigh lift surgery, we use a combination of liposuction and excision (tissue removal) to significantly improve the size, shape and contour of your thighs. Additional body contouring procedures may be performed in conjunction with a thigh lift to create an overall slimmer appearance.
When possible, incisions are hidden in the natural contours of the body to conceal scarring.
A thigh lift requires 2-3 hours with a general anesthetic, so you sleep through the surgery. We perform different thigh lift techniques, including the medial thigh lift, inner thigh lift and outer thigh lift.
Loose skin and fat on the thighs will be removed and tightened, and liposuction will remove localized fat deposits. After reshaping the thighs, incisions are closed and temporary drains are put in place. The tighs are then wrapped in gauze and an elastic bandage.
After a thigh lift, you will go home with aftercare instructions and a prescription for oral medication to manage your discomfort. It’s common for patients to experience swelling, bruising and discomfort, but they are encouraged to start walking within a few days. Strenuous activities, however, should be postponed for several weeks.
A typical recovery time after thighplasty is 1-3 weeks. The results will become apparent as swelling and bruising begin to subside, and the incision lines will fade and flatten over the course of a year. Like all surgical procedures, thighplasty has a degree of risk and uncertainty. We’ll review risks and safety information during your surgical consultation in the Bay Area.
If you’re interested in thigh lift surgery, please call our Bay Area plastic surgery practice to schedule a personal consultation. We have many years of experience performing thigh lift and body contouring surgeries for patients here in the East Bay area. During a consultation, we will explain how the surgery works and determine if it’s the right treatment for you. Call our Danville or our Pleasanton office at 925-462-3700 to schedule your visit today.
Our patients come from the SF Bay Area, but also the Tri-Valley area and greater California. We routinely see patients who travel from cities such as Lafayette, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose.