A Thigh Lift Can Eliminate Excess Skin for more Firm, Defined Upper Legs
The doctors at The Landings Surgical Centre provide thigh lift surgery to patients in the greater Nova Scotia area. With this body contouring procedure, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau can give their patients smoother, firmer thighs. The procedure can also dramatically improve patients' confidence, allowing them to wear shorts, bathing suits, and other clothing that bares their legs. Thigh lift surgery is highly personalized. Our doctors may recommend one of several techniques, and they will carefully select the most appropriate method for your individual cosmetic goals.
Are You a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
If you have excess or drooping skin on your upper legs, you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift. The surgery can be especially appropriate after massive weight loss. Excess fat can stretch the skin, so that it will still sag even after you reach a healthy weight. With a thigh lift, your doctor can remove this extra skin so that your thighs are more proportionate to the rest of your body.
Thigh lift surgery is highly personalized. Our doctors may recommend one of several techniques, and they will carefully select the most appropriate method for your individual cosmetic goals.
Before recommending a thigh lift, Dr. Bendor-Samuel or Dr. Boileau will consider your overall health. To qualify for any type of body contouring, you should be free from serious health conditions that could affect healing. If you struggle with an autoimmune disease, blood disorder, diabetes, or a related condition, you may not be a good candidate for a thigh lift. Finally, you should be at a stable, healthy weight, and you should be committed to a proper diet and regular exercise.
The Thigh Lift Procedure and Recovery
Before your thigh lift, the doctor will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. In some cases, you may also receive general anesthesia. Then your surgeon will create incisions, using one of several patterns. The right technique for you will depend on your cosmetic goals and the location of your excess skin. Options include:
- Inner thigh lift: To address the inside of your thighs, your doctor will create incisions where your thigh and pubic area meet.
- Outer (bilateral) thigh lift: An outer thigh lift involves longer, V-shaped incisions along your bikini line.
- Medial thigh lift: Medial thigh lift incisions are similar to those used to complete an inner thigh lift, but they will extend farther back to your rear or hips.
- Mini thigh lift: A mini thigh lift also involves incisions on your inner thigh, but they are much shorter. This technique can be a good option if you want to eliminate a minimal amount of skin.
After making the incisions, your doctor will remove any extra tissue or unwanted fat deposits. In some cases, he may perform liposuction for more comprehensive results. Once the desired results have been achieved, Dr. Bendor-Samuel or Dr. Boileau will reposition your skin, gently pulling it tight, and close the incisions.
Following your procedure, you will need to devote an adequate amount of time to recovery. Typically, you should plan to take two to three weeks off from work. During this time you should lie down or recline to avoid putting pressure on your incisions. You will also need to wear compression bandages for about a month. About six to eight weeks after your surgery, you can resume your regular fitness routine. Your recovery will continue to progress as swelling subsides. In most cases, you can expect to enjoy the final results of your procedure in about six to twelve months.
Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift can give you noticeably slimmer, younger-looking legs. If you have recently lost weight, the procedure can enhance the results of your weight loss journey, helping you achieve a figure that reflects your dedication to your health. In addition, a thigh lift can improve your ability to find flattering clothes. If you had severely drooping skin, it may enhance your ability to exercise, as well. Altogether, these benefits can improve your self-esteem. Like many patients, you may feel more confident about your body and showing off your healthy new figure.
Contact the Landings Surgical Centre
Our doctors are committed to helping you look and feel your best. To find out if a thigh lift is right for you, contact our office today.
"Our doctors and staff are cheerful, friendly, calm, courteous, and efficient. They have an excellent rapport with each other and work very much as a team."JoAnne Reid, Nursing Director, The Landings Surgical Centre