A thigh lift improves the shape, firmness, and skin quality of the thighs. By removing excess skin, or in some cases fat, thigh lifts help produce a more proportionate lower body. This procedure may be performed along with liposuction, thereby removing both excess fat and skin, leaving behind a firmer, tighter, more well-proportioned lower body.
Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
The main benefits of a thigh lift are centered on thigh shape and skin quality. After a successful thigh lift, you will enjoy firmer, smoother skin, as well as shapely thighs more proportional to the rest of the body. The key to figuring out whether or not you're a candidate for this procedure is to assess how likely a thigh lift is to meet your personal health and body image goals.
Candidates for receiving a thigh lift should meet the following criteria:
- Weight and overall health are stable
- Excess skin and soft tissue is present in the thighs
- Overall health is strong enough to ensure full healing of skin and tissues
- Aware of the expected outcomes of this procedure
- Realistic health and body image goals
- Committed to maintaining healthy lifestyle and body weight following the procedure
A thigh lift may not be the best option for you if you do not meet the above criteria, or if you experience any chronic health issues that may hinder, impair, or slow the postoperative healing process.
How A Thigh Lift Works
During a thigh lift, Dr. Benien begins by administering anesthesia. Once this is complete, he makes a series of incisions in the regions of the thighs, hips, and groin. These incisions are all made strategically, so that normal clothing, underwear, and swimwear should cover any residual scarring.
After the incisions have been made, the cosmetic surgeon reshapes and tightens the skin. This will give the thighs the smoother skin and proportionate shape the patient desires. Support sutures beneath the skin help tissues heal properly and maintain the new shape of the thighs. Finally, Dr. Benien stitches shut the skin incisions, and the operation is complete.
What Happens After a Thigh Lift in Oklahoma City?
Plan on arranging for someone to help transport you to and from the surgery site, as you will be unable to walk immediately following the operation.
Shortly after a thigh lift, expect swelling and bruising. This is typical, and you may wear either elastic bandages or compression garments to help reduce these side effects. Similarly, small plastic tubes are sometimes temporarily placed beneath the skin to help drain excess blood or fluid. The incisions must be kept clean and protected, and must be properly dressed. In some cases, you may be given antibiotic treatment to ensure safe and complete healing.
Learn More About Thigh Lifts
To learn more about thigh lift operations in Oklahoma City, contact cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr. at 405-691-3111. Dr. Benien's office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport. Service areas include: Oklahoma City, Tuttle, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Tulsa, Midwest City, Lawton, Yukon, Stillwater, Mustang, Shawnee, Blanchard and Elk City, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas an Houston.