Cosmetic surgeons use a thigh lift procedure to tighten skin on the thigh, hip and/or buttocks. Tightening the skin helps reduce sagging in those body areas. Thigh lifts can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as body lifts and buttocks lifts.
In a situation where a patient has excess fatty deposits in the thigh area, Liposuction might be employed to first remove as much fat tissue as possible. If after recovery, the skin around the thigh area still sags, a thigh lift is recommended to tighten and contour the area. The procedure tends to produce particularly good results for those who have recently lost a significant amount of weight, and it can also decrease irregularities in the skin surface.
Thigh Lift Recovery
Swelling will be present for up to 3-4 months but a dramatic difference is seen at 7 to 10 days after surgery. Any bruising may take 3-4 weeks to disappear. It will take one week to 10 days to return to work and approximately one month to resume strenuous exercising. The sutures are mostly internal but any external sutures will be removed around 10 days. The final scar will not be fully mature until one to two years after the surgery.