Whether you want to tighten sagging crepe paper skin in your thighs, or you just want a “thigh gap,” you can achieve your aesthetic goals with a thigh lift at Menard Plastic Surgery. Led by plastic surgeon, Dr. John Menard, this state-of-the-art facility sees patients in the Tuscaloosa area.
What Does a Thigh Lift Entail?
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, surgically extracts excess fat and trims excess skin from the thighs to create a leaner, more toned appearance. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia for maximum comfort, and is done through an incision along the inner thigh. In many cases, liposuction may also be used to enhance definition and tightness in the area. A thigh lift is typically completed in two hours, and results are immediately visible.
What are Some Reasons for Getting a Thigh Lift?
In older patients, the procedure is performed to remove loose, flaccid skin and pockets of fat that create a lumpy appearance in the thighs, while in younger patients, the procedure tightens skin that has begun to jiggle, and sculpts a leaner, more defined contour. This procedure has a high rate of patient satisfaction as patients report that their clothing fits more comfortably and looks more flattering after the surgery, which also improves body image and self-esteem.
How to get a Thigh Gap?
Many of our patients desire slimmer, firmer thighs, as well as a “thigh gap,” or a space at the top of the thighs to keep them from rubbing together. While the probability of a natural-looking thigh gap will depend on the natural shape of your thighs, thighplasty can create a thigh gap in most patients.
Who makes a good candidate for a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is most beneficial for healthy adults who maintain a stable weight and have no further weight to lose, but want to tighten and tone their thighs. It is best to postpone surgery if you are still in the process of losing weight, as future weight fluctuations may affect the outcome of your procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Menard, he can assess whether a thigh lift is suitable for you at this time, or recommend an alternate treatment.
What Can I Expect After a Thigh Lift?
As with any surgical procedure involving the use of anesthesia, you will require someone to drive you home after surgery and you will need assistance around the house for a few days so that you may rest and recover. You can expect some degree of swelling and discomfort that typically lasts a few weeks, but it will subside on its own and may be managed with pain medication. Your total recovery period will last about 6 weeks, and during this time you will have to wear a compressive support garment to protect your thighs. Most patients can resume a light duty job in 10-14 days and more demanding job in 4-6 weeks.
Tighten and tone your thighs with a thigh lift! To schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, contact Menard Plastic Surgery at our friendly office in Tuscaloosa, serving residents throughout the Tuscaloosa area.