The three thigh lift approaches (thighplasty) specialized to target specific areas of the thigh — the inner, medial, and bilateral thigh lifts — are performed to help patients improve the contour of their thighs after weight loss and aging. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, and the skin is lifted to promote smoother, more natural lines.
Dr. Sattler offers thigh lift surgery at his plastic surgery practice in Glendora, and often meets with patients from nearby communities of San Dimas, Pasadena and Rancho Cucamonga.
The thigh lift procedure presents a number of possible benefits such as:
- Tauter, smoother skin
- Less visible cellulite
- Streamlined thighs
- Before and After Thigh Lift in Glendora, CA
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Who Can Undergo a Thigh Lift?
Common complaints about the thigh area are saggy skin, thigh circumference, and friction caused by the thighs rubbing together. You may want to consider a thigh lift if you deal with sagging skin of the thighs as a product of weight loss or aging. Ideal candidates are in good general health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for cosmetic surgery.
What Happens During Thigh Lift Surgery?
Thigh lifts are usually conducted in an outpatient setting using general or local anesthesia. The duration for the procedure is estimated to last between 2-3 hours. In the approaches to thigh lift surgery, the skin is lifted and redraped after excess skin and fat have been removed.
During the inner thigh lift, the incision is made in the groin area. If the problem area is the upper part of the inner thigh, a medial thigh lift will be performed. Here, the plastic surgeon makes an incision beginning in the groin area that extends around the inner thigh to the buttock. During the bilateral thigh lift, the focus is on the excess skin and fat at the outside, and front of the thigh. To access this area, the surgeon makes an incision at the top of the leg and along the panty or bikini line.
How Will I Look and Feel After Thigh Lift Surgery?
Your surgeon may recommend that you begin walking the day after surgery in order to speed the recovery process. Light exercise may be resumed within 2 weeks. Compression garments should be worn for approximately 3-4 weeks following the procedure. Most patients need between 4-6 weeks to fully recover from thigh surgery, though this varies according among individuals.
If you are interested in discussing your interest in thigh lift surgery, or would like to know more about thigh lifts in the Arcadia and Azusa area, please contact Dr. Sattler for a complementary consultation. His office is located in Glendora, a convenient commute for residents throughout Southern California.