Thigh Lift in West Bloomfield, MI

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About Thigh Lift Surgery

Losing weight is a great victory for any person, but women and men who reach their goal weight may need one more step to finish their body transformation. Depending on how long you carried the extra weight and how much weight you lost, excess skin may be a separate difficulty if the skin was not able to shrink to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are especially an area of concern for most patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa in West Bloomfield, MI offers thigh lift surgery (also known as thighplasty) at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter appearance. Thigh lift surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients fighting sagging skin on the thighs.

Ideal Candidates

Thigh lift surgery is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that corrects excess skin. A thigh lift is best as an after weight loss procedure. It is typically performed on patients who have lost at least 100 pounds. It is also popular in older people who are fighting sagging skin due to age, as well as with women whose body weight changed due to pregnancy. If you have wrinkly, hanging, or loose skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), a thigh lift may be a big help. Please keep in mind that if cellulite is your main issue, Dr. Sosa can suggest other procedures that may help improve the appearance of cellulite.

Surgical Technique

During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. An incision is made around the upper area of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. This incision often runs down to the middle point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if wanted) to remove isolated pockets of fat, as well as to excise all loose skin at the upper thigh. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is taut and safely secured with sutures. In certain cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. This surgery at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery reshapes the whole thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.

What to Expect

A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to complete. As soon as the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home for recovery. There may be swelling, discomfort, and bruising during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up slowly walking, which is important for better blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Sosa will help the incision to heal so it is less visible. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs may help you boost your confidence, and you can show off your legs with pride.

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If you have excess skin on your legs that may be causing you anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to call Bloomfield Plastic Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI to learn more about surgical thigh lifts. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other cosmetic procedures, especially procedures that treat the lower body, like a tummy tuck or a lower body lift, depending on your unique needs. Schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa and get the toned appearance you desire.

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