If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for a thigh lift.
Also known as thighplasty, this procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs. This is often desirable after substantial or bariatric weight loss or in individuals for whom dieting and exercise have failed to reduce excess tissue in their upper thighs.
Liposuction may also be used to help recontouring of the inner thigh. If you are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a moderate weight, a thigh lift can help you regain the youthful thigh contours you desire.
There are two different types of thigh lift procedures: medial (inner) thigh lift and lateral (outer) thigh lift.
A thorough medical history and a discussion with Dr. Pedersen will help determine whether a medial or lateral thigh lift is most appropriate, or whether you will benefit from a combined lower body lift.
Medial thigh lift
The incisions are made in the groin area. For patients requiring more substantial removal of excess skin, a longitudinal incision may be made along the inner thigh.
Lateral thigh lift
Depending on the requirements of a lateral thigh lift, the incisions will extend from the groin, around the hip, and possibly a buttock fold incision will be included. Dr. Pedersen will attempt to place the incisions where the scars can be hidden by clothing.
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