Thigh lift surgery and recovery time

If you have excess fat and loose skin in the thigh area, then a thigh lift can help you achieve a slimmer body profile. If you have a lot of extra fat then liposuction is done along with the thigh lift, but this does significantly increase recovery time.

Who can benefit from a thigh lift?
A thigh lift will tighten the thighs and create better proportioned contours, so it is ideally suited for people bothered by persistent fat and extra skin on the thighs.  Candidates should also be in good health and have a stable body weight.

Thigh Lift surgery
There are different techniques that can be used to perform a thigh lift, in order to reshape the inner and outer thighs.  As a result, the incisions will vary depending on the area being treated, as well as the amount of correction that needs to be made.

The lateral thigh lift tightens the skin on the front and outside of the thigh. The medial thigh lift targets the inner thighs, and the incision is placed within the groin crease, so that it is not easily visible after surgery.

The thigh lift is typically done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, but local anesthesia can be used in some cases. Surgery takes about 2 to 4 hours to perform. Since thigh lift is considered major surgery it requires about 3 weeks of recovery time.

Recovery
Patients are usually fitted with drains, which are needed to remove excess fluids during recovery. In addition, patients are encouraged to walk around as much as possible, in order to minimize the swelling of the legs and the risk of blood clots.

Dr. Adam Rubinstein of Aventura. Floridahas the specialized training and relevant experience to successfully perform thigh lift surgery (click here to read more related article).