A cosmetic thigh lift surgery can shape the inner thighs in patients who have excessive skin and fat despite weight loss and exercise. By removing skin in the inner thigh, a thigh lift can reshape the lower body and allow you to regain confidence in your legs.
Thigh lifts can be performed alone or in combination with a tummy tuck or liposuction procedure. Most patients who undergo thigh lifts have maximized their weight loss regimens and are now ready for surgical body sculpting with Dr. Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica. Our techniques can minimize scarring and give you a natural thigh contour.
The incisions that are made during thigh lifts can vary depending on your body shape and the amount of excess skin on your inner thighs. Most procedures will utilize an incision along the groin crease that extends posteriorly towards the buttocks. A vertical thigh lift removes skin along the length of the thigh and is performed using an incision from the groin crease downwards towards the knees.
In our Santa Monica plastic surgery center, we have found that the best patients for thigh lift surgery are those who have maintained their weight loss and who are actively involved in an exercise regimen. Thigh lifts are ideally performed alongside other body sculpting procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction, arm lifts, and breast reduction.
Recovery after thigh lifts may take a few weeks, partly because our surgeons limit strenuous lower extremity activity to minimize wound complications. Although we recommend that you maintain an active lifestyle after surgery, extremes of movement may compromise the incision line and lead to poor scarring.
Thigh lift surgery at Kare Plastic Surgery can help you regain youthful confidence in your body. If you have questions regarding thigh lifts, please call our patient care coordinators to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.