Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Just as arms can collect fat and develop loose skin, so can legs. For this reason, a thigh lift (sometimes called a “thighplasty”) is often used to return the legs to their youthful slimness and tightness. Frequently included as part of an extended tummy tuck or in the regimen of plastic surgery procedures suggested after weight loss, the thigh lift works according to principles similar to other skin-tightening procedures. An incision is made in the skin of the thigh, the excess is pulled tight and removed, and the remaining skin is sewn back together and allowed to heal.
The exact placement of the incisions and the amount of skin will depend on the needs of the individual client, and will in turn influence the amount of scar tissue that results from the thigh lift treatment. Dr. Jaffer offers his years of experience working with Sugar Land and Houston area patients to help those who come to him make informed decisions about how extensive a surgery to seek.
At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your thigh lift surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.
Thigh Lift (Thighplasty) Frequently Asked Questions
- Tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin.
- Improved contours.
- Decreased irregularities in skin surface.
Smaller thigh lifts: Initial discomfort is usually easily controlled with prescription pain medication.
Larger thigh lifts: One or two nights care in a skilled nursing facility or hospital are usually required. This allows for pain injections, intravenous catheters, etc.
Bruising and swelling usually subside within a month, strenuous activities are usually possible in 6 weeks and almost all symptoms are gone in 4-6 months.