A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the shape and appearance of the thighs. This new look is provided by removing excess skin from the legs. Saggy leg skin can be extremely hard to remove even if you regularly lift weights and exercise, so a thigh lift is your best bet to get the youthful and proportionate thighs you have always desired.
The surgery begins with you being placed under anesthesia. Once you are made comfortable, the actual procedure can begin. The method used during your thigh lift will be determined before the surgery based on your current body and your desired new appearance. However, during a typical procedure, the skin on the thigh will be tightened and reshaped to provide a smooth and youthful appearance. The excess skin will also be removed.
You will be able to go home the same day as the thigh lift surgery, but your legs will be covered in bandages. You may also be required to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to promote healing and reduce swelling. Medication is usually provided for a few weeks to reduce discomfort.
You will be restricted to only light activities for the first two weeks after the thigh lift procedure. Walking and other movements can be uncomfortable because they put a lot of stress on the legs, so they should be avoided as much as possible. While you can resume normal activity after a few weeks, heavy lifting and running should be avoided for the first couple of months.
The results of your thigh lift will be visible immediately, but they will be slightly hidden as you heal. It will take several months for the final results of your thigh lift to be revealed. You will then be able to maintain your new thighs by living a healthy lifestyle. It is important to understand that weight fluctuations will cause the skin on your legs to sag again.
It is impossible to maintain your thigh lift results for the rest of your life. However, while your thighs may get some saggy skin in the future due to aging and gravity, it will be far less than you experienced prior to the thigh lift procedure.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation at Metairie Plastic Surgeons to learn more about a thigh lift and how it can benefit you. This surgery can help you to eliminate that saggy leg skin that has been bringing you down. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Metairie.