Tone Your Figure with a Thigh Lift
Carrying around sagging, excess skin on your inner or outer thighs can be frustrating, especially if you have worked hard to achieve slimmer legs. Dr. David Passaretti can perform a thigh lift at our Darien office to correct this condition. During your thigh lift, also called thighplasty, he will remove skin and fat to give your thighs a smoother, tighter appearance. He may also combine this procedure with liposuction to treat stubborn fat deposits or resolve any irregularities in the shape of your legs. Often performed on patients who have lost a large amount of weight, a thigh lift can give you the beautiful figure you have always wanted. To learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti, contact our office today.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
Thigh lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately two hours. During your procedure, Dr. Passaretti will make incisions on the insides, backs, or outsides of your legs, depending on which part of your thigh you want to reshape. In many cases, he can make incisions along your bikini line to better hide your scars. Dr. Passaretti will use his skill to ensure your scarring is as minimal and discreet as possible. Once he makes the incisions, Dr. Passaretti will pull your skin taut and redrape it over the thigh. Next, he will remove excess skin and fat tissue before closing your incisions. Thighplasty can also be combined with other body contouring procedures or liposuction for even more comprehensive results.
After your thighplasty, you may be provided with a compression garment to improve your healing and contouring. Most patients take at least a week off of work and may not return to their regular physical activity for several weeks. You will see Dr. Passaretti for follow-up visits to ensure that you are healing properly and satisfied with your results.
Determining Your Candidacy
Most patients with drooping, excess skin on their thighs are candidates for thighplasty. Most often, it is performed on people who have lost a dramatic amount of weight. This procedure is particularly beneficial for patients who have not achieved their desired results with diet and exercise alone. It is important to remember thighplasty is not a replacement for proper nutrition and fitness. To be eligible for this surgery, you must have a relatively stable weight, be a non-smoker with good overall health, and commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.
Benefits and Risks
A thigh lift offers distinct advantages. Removing excess skin can:
- Make it more comfortable for you to walk and exercise
- Improve your self-confidence
- Help your clothing fit better, further improving your comfort and self-esteem
Like any surgery, thighplasty carries some risks, including infection, blood clots, bleeding, numbness, skin discoloration, asymmetry, persistent pain, skin irritation, venous complications, and fluid accumulation. Dr. Passaretti will use his surgical expertise to minimize your already low risk of complications.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you are tired of the discomfort and frustration that results from excess thigh skin and fat, a thigh lift can improve your shape and confidence. Contact our office today to learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti.