After losing a really significant amount of weight, the hanging skin and excess tissue around your thighs can be a constant inconvenience. Fortunately, highly experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Barlow can remove that excess tissue and reshape your thighs with a thigh lift.
How a Thigh Lift Works
Formally known as thighplasty, thigh lift surgery slims down and contours the inner and outer thighs by removing the excess skin and tissue that result from significant weight loss. During your thigh lift procedure, plastic surgeon Dr. Barlow will begin by marking the areas of the thighs planned for contouring. After discreet incisions are made along the lower body’s natural creases, sagging skin and excess tissues are removed from the thighs. For some patients, especially those with massive weight loss, a thigh lift is performed along with a body lift procedure.
Can thigh lift surgery be combined with other procedures?
Frequently, liposuction is performed in conjunction with thigh lift surgery to reduce any lingering pockets of fat. If you’ve experienced significant weight loss, Dr. Barlow may recommend a thigh lift as one element of a body contouring after weight loss plan that could also include procedures like a body lift, tummy tuck, or butt lift.
Thigh lift recovery
Thigh lifts are performed under general anesthesia and can take multiple hours to complete. For about the first three weeks of recovery, your thighs will be wrapped in a compression garment so as to maintain their new contours during the healing process. Count on not going back to work for at least a week – possibly more if you have a physically demanding job. Plan on four to six weeks of limited activity, but some amount of activity is key to a swift recovery. Walking is especially beneficial, and we advise getting up and walking around starting the day after surgery.
Are you bothered by loose skin and excess tissue on your thighs? A thigh lift may be the correct next step for you. Call Dr. Barlow today in Annapolis at (410) 224-2395 or Tysons Corner at (703) 448-3800 to schedule your thighplasty consultation today!
"The best thing about the surgery for me was how comforting Dr. Barlow was. Getting any surgery is always nerve wracking, but anytime Dr. Barlow came in the room and would begin talking ”all of my fears would go away."