A thigh lift, or a thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess skin and fat for smoother-looking skin and improved contour of the thighs. For patients who have tried diet and exercise to no avail, a thigh lift procedure performed by Dr. Matthew H Steele at our Fort Worth office may be perfect solution.
If skin elasticity around your thighs has loosened or cellulite and fat have accumulated, a thigh lift may be a reasonable option. You no longer need to feel self-conscious about your thighs and can achieve a younger, smoother, and firmer look with Dr. Steele’s help.
Qualified candidates for a thigh lift procedure at our Fort Worth office include individuals who:
A thigh lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. An inner thigh lift may be combined with liposuction for optimal contouring. The incision for an inner thigh lift may be confined to the groin/inner thigh area or extend to the inner aspect of the knee depending on the degree of skin laxity. An outer thigh lift is typically part of a lower body lift procedure, but in select circumstances may be performed in isolation.
Advanced surgical techniques allow thigh lift incisions to be placed in areas where surgical scars can be easily hidden with clothing and swimsuits. However, patients with significant inner thigh laxity will have visible scars that may not be easily hidden. Prior to meticulous suture closure, drains are inserted to prevent fluid accumulation, followed by placement of surgical dressings and a compression garment to help decrease swelling. After a thigh lift, results are almost immediate and are most noticeable after the initial swelling subsides.
Patients who have had a thigh lift procedure can usually get back to daily activities within a few days, however, there are significant activity restrictions for four to six weeks. There may be some swelling and bruising, but the use of ice packs, anti-inflammatory medications, and compression garments can help alleviate these side-effects.
If you are self-conscious about loose skin, extra fat, or cellulite around your thighs, you may want to consider getting a thigh lift at our Fort Worth office. Please schedule a consultation with our medical staff so we can discuss your options and goals. Dr. Steele will provide an individualized treatment plan to meet your expectations for smoother, younger-looking thighs.