About Thigh Lift Surgery
Any Reno, Tahoe, or Truckee residents who have lax skin with stretch marks, considerable cellulite, or excess skin in their inner or outer thighs can benefit greatly from thigh lift surgery. A thigh lift (or thighplasty) at Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada is a procedure in which skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed from either the medial (inside) thigh or around the entire thigh. A thigh lift procedure is often used in situations where liposuction would not be enough to achieve a satisfactory result. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, places incisions in an inconspicuous space between the crease of the upper thigh and body for a seamless result. While a small amount of fat may be removed for smooth contours, larger amounts may require liposuction combined with the thigh lift.
The ideal candidates for inner and outer surgical skin tightening of the thigh are:
- Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin on their inner and/or outer thigh
- Men and women who have had weight loss surgery and have maintained their goal weight for at least a year and desire removal of the excess skin and remaining fat deposits
- Men and women who are in overall good health and who do not smoke
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery is performed quite often by plastic surgeons, especially now with so many successful weight loss surgery patients. This surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting, but if it is combined with other procedures, an overnight stay may be necessary. The incision for the thigh lift varies from patient to patient, depending on what type of thigh lift is being performed (medial, lateral, etc.), as well as the amount, location, and severity of the loose skin being removed. This cosmetic procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and usually takes 2 – 4 hours in the operating room. As discussed in the consultation, patients can expect there to be swelling, bruising, and some pain after surgery, all of which can be managed accordingly.
After the thigh lift, you can expect to see smoother skin with less dimpling or visible cellulite. As each patient’s surgery is different, it is hard to estimate how long the recovery may be. It is recommended to follow all of the aftercare instructions and scar treatments as prescribed by the surgeon. All patients should wait to resume strenuous physical activity until released from the surgeon at the follow-up appointments.
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Recontour Your Thighs
If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have tried to lose the weight on the thighs with a healthy diet and exercise, a thigh lift surgery may help get you to your goals. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will give you toned thighs. Schedule a consultation with our office today, and learn how a thigh lift or other nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments can revive your skin.