If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently or are simply unhappy with the way your thighs look (and there’s no shame in admitting you even tried the Thigh-Master!), you may be a good candidate to undergo a thigh lift.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift helps remove loose or hanging skin from your thighs, giving them a smoother, more toned appearance. It can also remove stubborn pockets of fat that often don’t respond to exercise. By removing both excess skin and fat, a thigh lift will help sculpt your thighs and give them a slimmer appearance. So go on ahead and buy those shorts…you’ll love the way your thighs look after this procedure!
How is it performed?
Incisions are made in the groin area and extend down towards the knee along the inner thigh and/or back of the thigh. If you have a lot of outer thigh excess skin and fat, Dr. Khan may need to make an additional incision around the hip. Based on your problem areas, Dr. Khan will try to place your incisions in areas where they can mostly be hidden by clothing. After making the incisions, Dr. Khan will remove loose skin and excess fat and then re-drape the skin to help contour your thighs. Drains may need to be placed and the incisions are closed with internal sutures and surgical adhesive and/or tape.
What to expect after surgery?
This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you will go home the same day as your surgery. However, if Dr. Khan has to remove a massive amount of skin and tissue, you may need to stay overnight for monitoring. You will have bandages covering your incision sites and you will need to wear your compression garment post-operatively. You will be given oral pain medication to help with any soreness that you may feel and you will be able to shower the next day. You will need to empty your drains 3-4 times/day and record the drainage output. Bruising, fluid retention, and swelling are common after this surgery and will subside over a couple of weeks. Final results may be obscured until all of the swelling has resolved.
Schedule a consultation for a Thigh Lift in Dallas with Dr. Khan!
Are you interested in learning more about a thigh lift? Please contact Dr. Khan’s office today. During your consultation with Dr. Khan, she will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about having a thigh lift. Our office is conveniently located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75219.