Thighplasty (Thigh Lift) | Chantilly Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. V | Reston, VA

Thighplasty (Thigh Lift)



A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and a better shape. The inner thigh skin and fat is difficult to improve with just diet and exercise. A thigh lift uses surgery to improve this difficult area.

Is it right for me?
Candidates for thigh lift are:

  • People whose weight is relatively stable
  • Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner thigh region
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that may make healing more difficult or increase the risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers

Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness.

Procedure
The incision made will depend on the degree of correction and technique preferred. Some people may be candidates for a minimally invasive procedure in which only an incision in the groin is made. Other techniques may involve an incision starting in the groin that extends to the knee Dr. Chopra will strategically make incisions in natural folds in the skin so they’re less visible. Fat and skin are then removed, and sutures are used to support newly shaped contours. Sutures, adhesive, or clips are then used to close the skin.

Recovery
After the procedure, your legs may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a support garment to help minimize swelling and to support your legs as they heal. Small tubes may be placed under the skin temporarily to help drain excess blood or fluid. You’ll typically return home on the day of surgery with instructions from your doctor. Most people return to work or non-strenuous daily activities within a week or two. You’ll likely experience some bruising and swelling, which typically resolve in about a month. Most people return to all normal activities within four to six months



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