Tighten Your Thighs With A Thigh Lift

For many of us, the upper legs can become a hotspot for loose, sagging skin, cellulite, and stretch marks. This is a particularly common situation for individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight. Though most of the excess fat may be gone, the sagging skin remains. If this is a problem you’re dealing with, a thigh lift procedure may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to enhance the contours and definition of the thighs. The procedure is primarily used to eliminate loose, sagging skin from the inner and/or outer thighs to create a more toned, youthful appearance.

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How Is a Thigh Lift Performed?

During a thigh lift, Dr. Landford carefully removes excess skin and fat from the thighs. She also repositions skin and tissues in the area and, if necessary, uses sutures to tighten nearby muscles. The specifics of the surgery will depend on the unique needs of the patient, but the general goal is to firm the thighs and give them more definition.

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Benefits of a Thigh Lift

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, a thigh lift can potentially offer some or all of these benefits:

  • Creates more toned, defined, and youthful-looking thighs
  • Tightens loose, sagging skin
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
  • Eliminates excess skin and fat deposits
  • Increases self-confidence and self-image
  • Enhances the appearance of tight-fitting clothing
  • Improves body proportions

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Your Thigh Lift Consultation 

The first step for your thigh lift procedure will be to sit down for a private consultation with Dr. Landford. During this meeting, Dr. Landford will talk with you about the surgery and help you decide if it’s the right choice for you. Based on your unique cosmetic goals and preferences, she will then work with you to put together a treatment plan for the procedure that will provide you with the best possible results.

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What Should I Expect During the Surgery?

Thighplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and the anesthesia options are typically general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. To begin the surgery, Dr. Landford will make an incision in your groin area, which may extend down the back of your thigh. She will then start to reposition tissue, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten muscles in the area based on your unique treatment plan. Dr. Landford will then close the incision with sutures and bandage the treatment area. Typically, a thigh lift takes around two to three hours to complete, and after a couple of hours of monitoring, you’ll be able to return home with someone else driving.

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Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Adults experiencing loose, sagging skin around the thighs could be good candidates for a thigh lift. You may be an ideal candidate for the procedure if you:

  • Are in generally good physical health
  • Have the desire for more toned and defined thighs
  • Have a significant amount of skin laxity around the thighs
  • Are relatively close to your ideal weight
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Are not currently pregnant or nursing

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After your thigh lift procedure, you’ll need to rest for at least 7 to 10 days before resuming your normal routine and going back to work. You should use your legs as little as possible during this time to allow for proper healing. You may need to wear a compression garment as well. For approximately six to eight weeks after the surgery, you will also need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. 

How Long Will It Take To See Results After a Thigh Lift?

The positive effects of your thigh lift should be evident almost immediately, but it can take up to a few months for the swelling to fully subside and the final results to become visible.

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Why Choose CCFPS for Your Thigh Lift?

Your thigh lift at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery will be performed by Dr. Wilmina Landford, a highly skilled and respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Landford and the rest of our dedicated staff take the time to truly get to know each patient, which allows them to provide personalized care of the highest quality. We will ensure that your thigh lift procedure goes smoothly and yields the superb, natural-looking results that you deserve. Give our office a call today if you’re ready to schedule your consultation.

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