The elasticity of the skin is something that cannot be changed through diet and exercise. For those who have worked hard to lose substantial weight, it can be frustrating to be left with skin that is saggy and has poor tone. People can develop the same characteristics from genetics, the normal aging process, pregnancy, or gravity as well.
For these individuals, a thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that may provide a solution. A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin and some fat to give you a more toned, fit appearance in the thigh region.
The benefits of a thigh lift include tighter, smoother skin and better body contouring, especially following substantial weight loss. If you would like to find out more about how you can benefit from a thigh lift, it is best to speak with Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa in person. Our board certified plastic surgeons will listen carefully to your concerns and perform a thorough evaluation in order to recommend a treatment plan that is customized for your unique needs.
Please call 602-513-8133 today to schedule a thigh lift consultation at our Phoenix plastic surgery office.
Thigh Lift Candidates
Ideal candidates for thigh lift procedures have loose excess skin in the thigh region, but are not obese. Most often, thigh lifts are performed after substantial weight loss. Thigh lift candidates should also:
- Be near their target weight
- Be in good overall health
- Not have medical conditions that impair healing
- Have support for their recovery period
If you struggle with thighs that appear saggy despite your diet and fitness efforts, a surgical thigh lift may help you achieve a more proportionate thigh appearance that will enhance your overall body image.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
Thigh lift surgery improves the appearance of the thighs by:
- Removing excess skin and fat from the inner thighs
- Tightening the skin
This results in smoother skin that is better proportioned to the contours of your thighs. The excess skin and fat is removed at the hip level, so the scars can be hidden under a bikini or underwear for an outer thigh lift. For the inner thigh lift, the scars are concealed under the crease of the buttocks.
Recovery from a Thigh Lift
During the first week following surgery, you can greatly improve recovery time and outcomes by committing to bed rest. Elastic compression garments are used for several weeks to support the tissues as they heal. After two weeks, you can generally return to non-strenuous activities and may be able to go back to work. You can gradually increase your activities under Dr. Ali's and Dr. Tamir's supervision, adding in driving and low-impact exercise at approximately four weeks. It may take up to six weeks to fully resume your normal activities.
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 602-513-8133 today to schedule your thigh lift consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, Arizona. We are accustomed to caring for patients who travel from out of the area as well.