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Different Types of Thigh Lift Surgeries

Different Types of Thigh Lift Surgeries

Massive weight loss is almost always followed by loose, saggy skin, leaving many people disappointed with the results of their weight loss journey, even after becoming healthier and more active. 

Fortunately, there are ways you can remove the excess skin and get the curves you’ve always wanted. 

Dr. Richard Levin, our expert at Lancaster Plastic Surgery, is a specialist in body contouring following massive weight loss. He offers a number of services to patients who suffer from loose skin. 

These services include breast lifts, tummy tucks, and the reduction of excess skin on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, lower back, and arms. Read on to find out more about the different types of thigh lift surgery. 

Understanding thighplasty 

Thighplasty, also known as a thigh lift, involves the surgical removal of excess skin, and it’s usually done under general anesthesia.

Depending on the size of the incisions and the amount of skin that’s removed, you can expect to take anywhere between 7-10 days from work. Some swelling and bruising may persist for three to four weeks after the lift. To get a better understanding of what a thigh lift may look like, visit our before and after page

Inner thigh lift

If you have small amounts of loose skin on the inner side of your thigh, an inner thigh lift may be right for you. 

During your inner thigh lift, Dr. Levin makes an incision along your groin area to remove the excess skin. The thin scar will be hidden between the fold of your groin and leg. 

Bilateral thigh lift

A bilateral thigh lift is recommended to patients with a lot of excess skin and is the most invasive type of thigh lift, as it's used to tighten the skin both on the front and the back of the thigh. 

Medial thigh lift

A medial thigh lift is used to remove the skin on the upper side of the thigh. Dr. Levin makes an incision from the groin to the buttocks area to remove the excess fat and skin and tighten the thigh.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for a thigh lift 

If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your thighs, Dr. Levin will be more than happy to examine your thighs and review your medical records to see if you’re a good fit, and explain what the recovery process and results may look like. 

Good candidates for this procedure are at a stable weight. They don’t smoke cigarettes, and they don’t suffer from any conditions that may impair healing. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment to find out if you’re a good candidate for a thigh lift. 

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