A scarless thigh lift is a cosmetic body contouring surgery that gives you the best of two worlds. On one hand, the procedure converts saggy and dimpled upper thighs to smoother and tighter “pins.” And on the other hand, you have no visible scars.
Although nothing can replace surgical excision and lifting of excess skin, the scarless thigh lift does offer improvement in sagging thigh skin and true, there are no scars to hide. Over the years, the firm taught skin we had when we were younger gets tested by time.
How Long Do Results Last? Results vary from individual to individual. On average, patients maintain results for three to five years. Natural aging will eventually cause sagging skin, at which point you will need follow-up treatments.
For patients who have a small area of skin laxity and minimal excess fat on their inner thighs. AccuTite is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency to contract the skin, stimulate the production of collagen, contour the skin, and reduce unwanted fat. It is performed through one needle puncture on each thigh.
There are two types of thigh lift procedures, medial and standard: Medial thigh lift is a surgical procedure to reduce excess skin and fat on the upper portion of the inner thigh giving a firmer appearance.
A thigh lift is usually not very painful compared to some other procedures. We try to reduce pain by infiltrating the area full of both short and long acting local anesthetics at the time of surgery.
The same rule of thumb applies to sitting after a thigh lift. Sitting far too early can cause your incisions to accidentally split, leading to a longer recovery period. We recommend committing yourself to bed rest for at least one week after your thigh lift.
The surgery is performed by a cosmetic body contouring surgeon. During the procedure, your surgeon will place you under anesthesia so that you are asleep during surgery. Incisions are then made in your thighs at the treatment areas, whereby the excess skin will be removed.
Although muscle tone can be tightened with targeted exercises, surgery is the only solution to remove excess skin. Surgical removal of excess skin and tissue with a thigh lift can slim the lines of the inner and outer thighs.
Resistance training can help you build muscles in flabby inner-thigh areas, toning and filling out loose skin. Schedule resistance training exercises that require the movement of your inner thigh muscles.
People can try lifting up the sagging skin on their thighs. If the cellulite disappears by doing this, it will also likely go away after a thigh lift. However, if the cellulite remains intact, a thigh lift procedure will not remove the cellulite.
A thigh lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the thighs, but it is not the right procedure for everyone. Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery are people at a stable, healthy weight, who have significant excess skin in the thigh area and related poor thigh contour.
Generally, a thigh lift scar will be located in the crease between the front of your upper thigh and the pubic area. These scars are extensive but can be usually be well-concealed by undergarments and bikinis.
Inner thigh sagging can be the result of factors like weight loss, muscle loss, or aging. As we age, our muscle tone tends to decrease unless we work very hard to maintain it through specific and specialized exercises. Skin on the legs, including the thighs, will also begin to lose tone and youthfulness with age.
About the Mini Thigh Lift
It is designed to address minor sagging, drooping, and stretchmarks in the thighs. While the procedure can vary from patient to patient, the mini thigh lift typically involves an incision in the groin area to achieve all of the necessary contouring.
Thigh lift surgery can be done under general anesthesia or under sedation with local anesthesia. After surgery, most patients are usually able to return home on the same day as surgery. Occasionally, drains may be used for a few days as well.
A lower body lift, also known as a 360 tummy tuck, is a procedure that targets excess, loose skin and stubborn fat cells in the lower extremities, such as the flanks, buttocks, thighs, hips, and lower abdomen.
Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by cutting down on the excess skin and fat. A spiral thigh lift is also known as a total thigh lift. It targets the front, back, inner, and outer thigh all at the same time. It can also improve the contour of the buttocks by lifting and toning the gluteal area.
A thigh lift requires that you have drains after surgery: These help drain the fluid that is produced under your skin as part of the healing process. Without drains, this fluid can accumulate, termed a seroma. The drains stay in until the drainage is less than 25 ml per drain in a twenty four hour period.
Your plastics surgeon will make an incision at the junction of the inner thigh and the pubic area so that excess skin and fat can be removed and the remaining skin tightened. You will have two drainage tubes in place and these will be removed one to two weeks after surgery.
2-4 Weeks After Surgery
Gentle movement will prevent blood clots from forming in your lower limbs. Cautious, easy walking is best, as are simple calf-exercises such as pointing and flexing your feet to stretch the back side of your lower legs.