A thigh lift, or thighplasty, reshapes the thigh area by removing excess fat and skin.
Patients who seek out thighplasty often have not achieved their personal goals through diet or exercise alone. Characteristics of the ideal candidate include:
This is an outpatient procedure requiring general anesthesia. There are a few types of thighplasty characterized by the incision pattern. Incision types are based on patient and surgeon preference and the size and degree of correction needed.
Inner thigh lifts involve incisions in the groin area that may extend out behind the thigh or behind toward the knee. If the patient requires contouring of the outer thigh, an outer thigh lift will be performed. This incision often extends from the groin and then upwards around the hip. Medial thigh lifts target the excess skin and fat located in the lower portion of the inner thigh.
Dr. Ashraf strategically places the incisions where they can be easily hidden in clothing. She meticulously closes the skin incisions with sutures. Patients often experience smoother and tighter contouring immediately after surgery.
Note that liposuction can be used by itself if skin elasticity is good. Dr. Ashraf will assess this during the consultation.
Dr. Ashraf provides detailed post-operative checklists to her surgical patients. Generally, she recommends her patients do the following:
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