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Transform your silhouette with a thigh lift that gives you smoother, more contoured legs. A thigh lift can significantly improve your comfort and mobility, perfect for those looking to enhance their confidence and enjoy a more sculpted look. Take the first step toward the figure you’ve always wanted, and schedule your consultation today!

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What Is a Thigh Lift?

The thigh lift procedure, or thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to address loose and sagging skin on the thighs. This common concern, often caused by aging, significant weight loss, or genetics, can be challenging to improve with diet and exercise alone; a thigh lift results in firmer and more contoured legs. 

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Are You the Perfect Candidate?

Ideal candidates for a thigh lift typically have noticeable excess skin and sagging on the thighs, often caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics. Some other candidacy factors include:

  • Suitable candidates should be in good overall health, free from any uncontrolled medical conditions that could pose risks during surgery or the recovery process
  • Candidates for a thigh lift should be at a stable weight or close to their target weight, as significant weight fluctuations after the procedure can impact the long-term results
  • Smoking can impair the body's ability to heal correctly and increase the risk of complications during and after surgery, so candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a specified period before and after the procedure
  • For women, undergoing a thigh lift after they have finished having children is generally recommended, as future pregnancies can impact the results

The Benefits of a Thigh Lift

The primary benefit of a thigh lift procedure is achieving firmer and more contoured thighs. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened, resulting in a sleeker and more toned appearance.

Other benefits include:

  • A thigh lift can improve overall body proportions, creating a more balanced and harmonious silhouette
  • For those who have undergone significant weight loss, the procedure can help eliminate excess skin after fat reduction, revealing the true transformation achieved through weight loss efforts
  • A thigh lift can provide relief and improve daily comfort for individuals experiencing discomfort and chafing due to excess skin on the thighs
  • For individuals whose mobility and physical activities are limited due to excess thigh skin, a thigh lift can improve their range of motion and enhance overall physical comfort and ability
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Procedure Details

During the procedure, Dr. Koonce carefully plans and makes incisions along the inner or outer thighs, positioning them strategically to minimize visible scarring. The extent and pattern of incisions will vary based on the amount of excess skin and the patient's specific needs.

Dr. Koonce then removes the surplus skin and fat, and the underlying tissues are tightened and reshaped to achieve a smoother and more youthful appearance. Sometimes, liposuction may refine the leg contours further and achieve the desired results. The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, and post-surgery drains may be placed to manage fluid buildup during the initial recovery phase.

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Recovery After a Thigh Lift

In the initial days after the surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the thighs, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. During this time, it is essential to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues. Patients should avoid activities that strain the thighs excessively, including heavy lifting and strenuous exercises, for several weeks to allow the surgical area to heal correctly.

Most individuals can resume light daily activities within the first week, but following Dr. Koonce’s instructions is vital to avoid complications. Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor progress and ensure the recovery is proceeding as expected. While the recovery period varies from person to person, patients can generally expect a gradual improvement in thigh contour over the following weeks and months.

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Stephanie Koonce, MD

Dr. Koonce: Your Guide to Exceptional Cosmetic Surgery

Meet the esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Koonce, whose passion for patient care and exceptional surgical skills have earned her a stellar reputation in cosmetic surgery. At her state-of-the-art office, patients are warmly welcomed into a comfortable and inviting environment where their needs and desires take center stage. Dr. Koonce leads an exceptional team of professionals who work closely with each patient, providing personalized attention and unwavering support throughout their surgical journey.

Among the comprehensive range of procedures she offers, the thigh lift is a testament to her expertise in body contouring. With meticulous precision, Dr. Koonce customizes the thigh lift to suit each individual's unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, ensuring that patients achieve firmer and more contoured thighs. From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, Dr. Koonce and her team are committed to delivering transformative results, empowering patients to embrace newfound confidence and an enhanced leg appearance.

Contact Écosse Plastic Surgery today to learn more about our thigh lift procedure!

Thigh Lift FAQ

Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

Will there be any restrictions on leg movement after the procedure?

When can I return to work or exercise after a Thigh Lift?

How long do the results of a Thigh Lift last?

Are there any risks associated with a Thigh Lift?

Can a Thigh Lift be combined with other procedures?

Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

While some scarring is inevitable, Dr. Koonce uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring and place incisions strategically for discreet locations.

Will there be any restrictions on leg movement after the procedure?

While there may be some temporary restrictions on leg movement during the initial recovery, patients can gradually resume light daily activities within the first week.

When can I return to work or exercise after a Thigh Lift?

Most individuals can return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure and the nature of their occupation. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.

How long do the results of a Thigh Lift last?

With proper post-operative care and a healthy lifestyle, the results of a thigh lift can be long-lasting, allowing patients to enjoy their enhanced leg contour for years to come.

Are there any risks associated with a Thigh Lift?

Like any surgical procedure, a thigh lift carries some risks, including infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related complications. However, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, the risks are minimized.

Can a Thigh Lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a thigh lift can be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, to achieve a more comprehensive transformation and address multiple areas of concern.

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