Thigh lift surgery reduces excess skin, and sometimes fat, to create proportioned contours of the lower body.
Thigh Lift Surgery Benefits
Thigh lifts are beneficial to individuals who have large amounts of loose or hanging skin on the thighs. The end goal is to return the contour of the lower body section to a more proportional and desired appearance.
Are You A Candidate For Thigh Lift Surgery?
The best candidates for Thigh Lift surgery are men and women who are able to maintain a stable weight, and have not been able to loose excess fat on their thighs through diet and exercise.
During your consultation, Dr. Margoles will discuss your thigh lift surgery in detail including cost, approximate length of procedure, recovery time, medication, follow-up visits, and any special post-procedure care. She will also discuss issues regarding incisions and possible scarring. Dr. Margoles will be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a clearer idea of what to expect from your procedure. She and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Thigh Lifts Correct:
- Remove excessive amounts of skin or tissue on the thigh
- Restore and define contour to the thigh
Thigh Lift Surgery Details
Thigh lifts surgery is performed under general anesthesia and take approximately 2-3 hours.
You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
Dr. Margoles will make an incision, most commonly in the groin, or she may make an incision that begins in the groin and extends downward, wrapping around the back of the thigh. Excess skin and/or tissue will be removed and skin will then be stretched to tighten and reshape your thighs for a smoother and more defined contour. Incisions are discrete but they may be extensive, requiring deep sutures within the tissue. You will have scars that will improve over time.
Thigh Lift Surgery Aftercare & Recovery
When your thigh lift is complete, the treated area will be wrapped in surgical gauze or a compression garment to help reduce swelling. Surgical drains may be inserted to remove excess fluid within the first week. Patients should limit their activities limited for 3-4 weeks following the procedure.
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
You can expect to see a tighter contour immediately after your surgery though full recovery will take anywhere between 4-6 weeks.
Contact Us To Learn More About Thigh Lifts & Schedule A Consultation
If you feel you are ready to discuss your thigh lift surgery and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Margoles call us today at: (203) 869-2939. Our office is located in Greenwich, CT just minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway providing easy access to patients from Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY.