Why should I consider a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that can greatly improve the appearance of your upper leg. Weight loss can result in sagging skin around the thighs. Because diet and exercise alone are often not enough to firm and tone this area of your body, a thigh lift can be a great solution for people who have lost excess weight and would like to produce more appealing contours.
Am I a good thigh lift candidate?
Good candidates for a thigh lift should be close to their ideal weight. A thigh lift can remove some excess fat, but should not be seen as a method of weight loss. In addition, ideal candidates should be nonsmokers in generally good health who are prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery period. During your initial consultation, Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.
Are there different types of thigh lifts?
Plastic surgery is an art and a science and there is no single solution best suited to meet every need. Naples plastic surgeon, Dr. Peña will customize your thigh lift to meet the exact needs of your body. This may include incisions in the groin area alone, but may also require incisions that extend downward around the back of the thigh or horizontally around the hip. This depends on whether it is your outer thigh, inner thigh, or both that require firming, and is determined on a patient-by-patient basis.
Can I combine my thigh lift with other procedures?
A thigh lift is often included in the body lift procedure. With a body lift, Dr. Peña will focus on removing excess skin and residual fat from several areas of your body to help produce a firm and attractive frame following substantial weight loss. If Dr. Peña determines you could benefit from treatment in more than one area, he will discuss all of your options with you during your initial evaluation.
How long will thigh lift recovery take?
Recovery from a thigh lift alone can take up to one month or more. This depends on factors unique to your physiology, as well as the care you take in following Dr. Peña’s postsurgical advice. Recovery will require some limitations on physical activity along with the possible use of compression garments. Dr. Peña will work with you during your recovery period to ensure everything is progressing as it should and to advise you when it is safe to resume all of your normal activities.
If you live in or around Naples, Fort Meyers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida and have questions about the thigh lift procedure, please contact Manuel Peña, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.