“Do you have excess skin and fat on the thighs that refuses to shift, regardless of fitness and weight control efforts?”
If you want to achieve a firmer, more proportionate thigh contour, a thigh lift (otherwise known a thighplasty) may be a suitable treatment for you.
Excess loose and saggy skin of the thighs is commonplace after significant weight loss. If the appearance of large, saggy thighs are effecting your self-esteem, a thigh lift performed by our surgeon Dr Anh may be the solution to smoother, more youthful thigh contours.
What is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and improve the contour of the inner or outer thighs. This is done by reducing excess skin and localised pockets of fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
Candidates for a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is generally performed on men and women who are in good health, within a stable weight range and experience significant laxity of the inner or outer thighs. Your plastic surgeon, Dr Anh, will assess your candidacy during your initial consultation.
What you can expect from your initial consultation for a thigh lift?
Dr Anh realises that your initial consultation can be daunting. It is only natural to feel nervous or self-conscious about revealing your body concerns with someone you have never met before. Dr Anh understands that you may feel this way and will try to make the consultation as comfortable for you as possible.
Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain better understanding of why you are seeking a thigh lift, the results you are hoping to achieve and the expectations you have surrounding the procedure.
During your consultation, Dr Anh will review your medical and surgical history before examining you. Afterwards, she will recommend a treatment plan and discuss the procedure in depth with you, including pre and post operative care.
She will also show you before and after photos of her previous thigh lift patients, answer any questions you may have and provide you with written material regarding the procedure for you to take home. A quote will be given to you at the end of your consultation and all costs involved will be explained.
What happens during the procedure
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes between two to four hours to complete. Once you have been sedated, Dr Anh will make incisions, which will depend on the type of thigh lift you receive. Inner thigh lift incisions are made in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thighs. Outer thigh lift incisions extend from the groin around the hip and across the back. These incisions allow Dr Anh to remove excess skin, fat and tissue. She will then redrape and smooth the skin over the new contours of your thighs, before closing your incisions with sutures.