Thigh lift is a surgical procedures designed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the thigh. This treatment serves to improve the shape of the area of concern, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing overall figure.
A surgical lift is an excellent treatment for those who have been actively or steadily losing weight but are still unsatisfied with the look they are left with even after achieving significant weight loss results. As we age, losing weight often means that the body is left with excess skin that is particularly difficult to shift. When weight loss is quick and substantial, the skin often struggles to conform to the new contour, and can therefore appear loose and saggy, which can affect the appearance of the entire body. When exercise and dieting can no longer help you achieve your optimal figure, a thigh lift can work as the final step: a long-lasting, satisfying method for attaining and refining your ideal figure.
BENEFITS OF THE SURGICAL THIGH LIFT:
Surplus skin and fat deposits in the thighs can lead to conditions such as skin irritation and a higher rate of fungal infections. Thigh lift surgery can relieve these symptoms, and also provide patients with highly satisfying results leading to:
- A much lighter feeling in the limbs, allowing for greater freedom of movement and allowing you to be even more active
- Improved self-esteem and confidence and the confidence to wear what you want
- A more proportioned, balanced figure
In your in-person consultation with Dr Ali Hussain, you will be provided full details and insights into the options that are most suitable for your body type and lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, gather information, and discuss your goals and expectations with Dr Ali Hussain.
THIGH LIFT PROCEDURE:
The thigh lift is a highly practical way to manage loose or sagging skin around the thighs, usually the result of advancing age, loss of skin elasticity or weight loss. This treatment serves to remove excess skin and fat from the inner or outer thighs, ultimately tightening and reshaping the area to produce a balanced, well-proportioned contour of the lower body.
While a thigh lift is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, it can help you obtain many personal benefits. Beyond improving your appearance, the procedure can reduce feelings of heaviness in the thighs. With lighter and more manoeuvrable thighs, staying active and maintaining a healthy body becomes even easier. The surgery can help tone the concerned area, giving the entire body an attractive, aesthetically pleasing shape and resulting in more confidence and higher self-esteem. The skin may also become smoother as a result of treatment, and the outcome will be a proportioned, enhanced version of your natural self.
The results of the surgery should be long lasting, so long as your weight remains at a healthy, stable level. Thigh lift surgery has demonstrated functional and cosmetic benefits for many patients, who have experienced greater confidence and an improved quality of life as a result of treatment.
The procedure will vary slightly based on the area of treatment and the degree of correction. The incision will be made either on the inner or outer thigh, where excess skin will then be removed, and remaining skin will be tightened and contoured accordingly. Similar to the arm lift, this procedure can be combined with liposuction for a more comprehensive adjustment. The incision will be closed by deep sutures within the underlying tissue, which will help to support and secure the newly shaped contours.
SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR THIGH LIFT:
A thigh lift procedure is suitable for anyone who has been steadily losing weight but may require surgical assistance to achieve his or her final, ideal figure. After significant weight loss, many people develop loose skin in the upper thigh areas. Sagging skin can also be the result of ageing, as the skin naturally loses volume and elasticity over time. This excess skin can generate a lack of confidence and can prevent people from embracing the figure they have worked hard to achieve.
A thigh lift is suitable for those who wish to remove this extra skin and reshape the area of concern. This surgery serves to contour and lift the skin, and is therefore suited to those who have reached, or are close to reaching, their ideal weight. Before undergoing a surgical lift, Dr Ali Hussain recommends that patients attain a stable weight that they can comfortably maintain following the procedure. It is also suggested that patients maintain a reasonable level of fitness to aid with the recovery process.
This procedure is not a substitute for weight loss and is therefore unsuitable for those who are extremely overweight. Body contouring surgery should be the final step to achieving your ideal figure, and thus should be postponed until excess weight has been lost and a stable weight has been reached and maintained.
The thigh lift procedure can be performed under general anaesthesia. This will be discussed before your surgery and will depend on the preference of the patient and the expertise of the doctors.
LIPOSUCTION WITH THIGH LIFT:
Dr Ali Hussain’s patients do commonly receive liposuction of the thighs simultaneously with their lift. The two treatments work together to remove excess skin and focalised areas of fat, while also contouring and tightening the area to accommodate for the new shape. However, this is usually decided on a case basis. If the surgeon judges that it is safe to do so, then liposuction may be added to the treatment. This will depend on whether the patient has a safe amount of time left under the anaesthesia, and if the patient’s risk of blood clotting is relatively low. This will be discussed in your first consultation.
RISK AND COMPLICATIONS WITH THIGH LIFT:
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. While it is essential to gather information on potential complications, it is equally necessary to evaluate the benefits of the treatment.
Potential complications of this surgery may include infection, bleeding, thickened scarring, seroma formation, contour irregularity, asymmetry, nerve damage and loss of sensation. While these issues are unlikely, risks associated with the procedure will be outlined in your consultation. Dr Ali Hussain will also discuss the measures that will be taken to reduce the risk of complications so that you can leave fully aware and assured of how the procedure may go.
After the procedure, you will experience some soreness, swelling or bruising. For a smooth recovery, you will need to commit to the healing phase, recovery protocols and aftercare requirements, which your surgeon will discuss with you prior to treatment.
Recovery time depends on the individual, but usually follows a general pattern. For the first few days, the patients may prefer to take some pain medicine, usually a mild narcotic. During this time they generally stay at home, and they cannot drive a car or operate machinery. Near the one-week mark, when they are on milder medicine, they can start light exercise, such as walking, treadmill, stationary bike, but not impact exercises like running or
The point at which work can be resumed depends upon how the work activities fit into the progression of recovery and this is individualised. We often recommend that a compression garment be worn for varying lengths of time.
SCARS POST SURGERY:
While incisions will be sutured carefully by your surgeon, every surgical procedure will result in some scarring. The degree of scarring will depend primarily on your body and how you usually heal. Although, there are particular techniques and ways in which scars can eventually be minimised.
A thigh lift procedure will result in scars at the inner part of the thighs, which will not be visible unless the legs are moved apart. Dr Ali Hussain will ensure that all incisions are placed carefully to reduce the amount of scarring.
HOW TO BOOK A CONSULTATION
You can book a consultation to discuss your suitability for this procedure by phoning us on 0420 488 105 or by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our home page and we will phone you back to organise a suitable appointment time.
Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.