A thigh lift improves the shape, firmness, and skin quality of the thighs. By removing excess skin (or, in some cases, fat), a thigh lift can help produce a more proportionate lower body. This procedure may be performed along with liposuction, thereby removing both excess fat and skin and leaving behind a firmer, tighter, more well-proportioned lower body.
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 that are 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:
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.
During a thigh lift, your Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeon will begin 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, your surgeon stitches shut the skin incisions, and the operation is complete.
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 they must be properly dressed. In some cases, you may be given antibiotic treatment to ensure safe and complete healing.
To learn more about thigh lift operations in Oklahoma City, contact cosmetic surgeons Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr. at 405-691-3111. Our 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, and Houston.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.