Have you ever wished your thighs were tighter, smoother, or more proportionate to the rest of your body? Do you struggle to find clothes that fit your thighs comfortably?
A thigh lift (thighplasty) can improve the contours and smoothness of your thighs and lower body overall. This procedure is optimal for patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight or others who would simply like to improve sagginess or excess skin on the thigh area.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce excess skin and tissue from the thighs and produce a smoother, tighter, and more toned appearance overall. Dr. Mohan performs thigh lifts in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex area for a wide variety of patients, including those who have recently undergone a large weight loss and others who have struggled with excess skin and fat on the thighs for a long while.
Thigh lifts can benefit a range of individuals. Generally speaking, if you have experienced any or all of the following, you may want to consider thigh lift surgery:
- Distress over flabby or loose skin in the thigh area
- Self-consciousness wearing a bathing suit or tight clothing
- Trouble finding jeans and other clothing that fits properly as a result of heavy thighs
- Frustration because you feel that your thighs are not proportional to the rest of your body
- Discomfort because of excess skin on the thighs
- Trouble exercising and walking for significant periods because of excess thigh skin
Thigh lifts can help alleviate these issues. The procedure can also improve cellulite, dimples, and other skin contour irregularities.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
The best candidates for thigh lift surgery include those who have excess skin and fat in the thigh area. This may be the result of losing a significant amount of weight, or it could be simply caused by aging and gravity over time.
While thigh lift surgery can definitely give you a slimmer, sleeker physical appearance, keep in mind that it is not a weight loss procedure. With this in mind, before surgery, it’s important to be at a healthy weight and BMI. Your weight should not fluctuate drastically before your surgery. It’s also important not to be a smoker and to be in good overall physical and mental health.
What to Expect Before Your Thigh Lift
Before having thigh lift surgery, you will meet with Dr. Mohan for a consultation appointment. It’s important to come prepared to this appointment and to bring any questions or concerns you may have so that you don’t forget them.
Together with Dr. Mohan, you will outline your goals for surgery and discuss your medical past. Bring with you a list of any drug allergies that you have and all current medications and dietary supplements that you are taking. If you are being treated for any medical conditions or struggling with any illnesses, be sure to mention those as well.
Dr. Mohan will give you a short physical examination, so it’s best to wear loose and comfortable clothing that is easy to take off. Once he has a good idea of where you are physically at this moment as well as where you’d like to be, Dr. Mohan can give you some options for courses of treatment.
These may include the possibility of a thigh lift and/or other procedures, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, which may suit your overall aesthetic needs. Concerning a thigh lift, Dr. Mohan will help you decide whether a medial (inner) or lateral (outer) thigh lift will be best for you.
What to Expect During Surgery
Thigh lift surgery requires the use of either general or intravenous anesthesia. Specific medications will be administered once you reach the operating room and will provide comfort and keep you safe during your procedure.
Depending on whether you are undergoing inner or outer thigh lift surgery, incisions will be made in the appropriate locations. Excess skin and tissue will then be removed, and the incisions will be carefully closed so as to reduce the appearance of long-term scarring.
What to Expect After Surgery
You will notice that your thighs are smoother and tighter right away after surgery, but there will also be bruising and some swelling to contend with. In some cases, you will have fluid draining tubes inserted into the bandages and dressings, which will reduce fluid buildup and swelling. Dr. Mohan will also give you detailed at-home instructions for keeping your incisions clean and healthy while you recover.
For the most part, recovery from thigh lift surgery will last several months. That is, it will take several months before your complete results are achieved. You will meet with Dr. Mohan at different points during this time so that he can assess your results and ensure things are going well. After several weeks, you will be able to return to work (depending on your occupation), and you will likely be able to resume a light exercise routine as well.
Dallas Thigh Lift Consultation
Dr. Raja Mohan specializes in performing thigh lifts in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex area. Whether you’d like to discuss having this procedure done alongside additional cosmetic procedures or you’re simply interested in a thigh lift alone, Dr. Mohan Dallas plastic surgeon can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with careful attention to detail.
To learn more about thigh lifts and to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure, contact our office today to book your consultation appointment.