Most people rely on dieting and exercise to shape their bodies. But exercise and dieting can only go so far, especially if you’re dealing with issues related to sagging skin on the thighs. If you’re struggling to sculpt your thighs, a surgical thigh lift can help you achieve your desired contours and goals, making your thighs look firm and youthful.
Reverse the effects of age, childbirth, and weight changes
Your thighs may develop excess sagging skin tissues and fat deposits for a combination of factors, including age-related skin laxity, genetics, childbirth, and sudden weight changes. A thigh lift is the most effective means of tightening the skin on your thighs to recover your youthful body contours. Dr. Khan personalizes the surgery according to your specific health history, lifestyle, and goals to ensure naturalized results that conform to your body.
What is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin tissues on your thighs. The surgeon makes a strategic incision on your thighs to trim excess skin tissues, remove unwanted fat deposits, and tighten underlying muscles. This procedure instantly transforms the appearance of your thighs, making them look firm, contoured, and sculpted. Depending on your condition, a thigh lift may also include liposuction for excess fat deposits.
Benefits of thigh lift:
- Remove excess skin tissues from the thighs
- Reduce excess fat deposits
- Tighten underlying muscles
- Improve muscle definition and contours
- Reduce discomfort caused by chafing and rashes
- Reverse the effects of aging, childbirth, and weight changes on the thighs
- Improve overall self-esteem and confidence
Am I a suitable candidate for a thigh lift?
You’re a good candidate for a thigh lift if you’re self-conscious about sagging skin tissues around your thighs. Generally speaking, patients considering a thigh lift should have a stable weight, good general health, realistic expectations from the procedure, and a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. Dr. Khan will carefully evaluate your condition and review your health history to ensure your candidacy for a thigh lift.
Your personalized thigh lift journey in Michigan
Dr. Khan will curate a personalized thigh lift surgery after a thorough consultation. During your consultation, the surgeon will ask about your concerns, goals, and lifestyle. You must be completely honest and transparent about your health history and ongoing medications. The surgeon will also review your medical history, measure the degree of laxity on your thighs, and curate a surgical plan.
Dr. Khan performs a thigh lift under general anesthesia to ensure optimal comfort. Depending on your condition, he makes a strategic incision from the groin to the back of the thighs, the groin to the knee, or from the groin to the back. The location of the incision depends on your specific goals and whether you need to address sagging skin in the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both.
Regardless of the position, he makes extremely fine incisions that leave minimal scars after healing. The incisions are also hidden in regions usually concealed under a bikini to reduce visibility. After making an incision, he removes excess fat and skin tissues and tightens underlying muscles, following which your skin is redraped. The entire procedure concludes within one to two hours.
After a thigh lift, Dr. Khan will place bandages on your incisions and place small drainage tubes underneath the skin to prevent fluid accumulation. You will also have to wear compression garments for a few days. You can resume low-level activities after a few days, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for four to six weeks. The post-treatment bruising, swelling, and discomfort will last for approximately one month.
A thigh lift produces instant results, but the aesthetic benefits of the procedure will be obscured by swelling and bruising for a few weeks. Over time, as your body heals, the results of the procedure will become more evident. It can take up to one year to see the final results. The results are permanent, but you must maintain a stable weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Why choose Dr. Khan?
Dr. Shaher Khan is a double board-certified reconstructive and plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques. He listens to his patient’s goals and concerns, understands their lifestyle, and curates personalized treatment plans that ensure optimal results. His considered approach to thigh lifts ensures naturalized results that conform to your anatomy. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan to explore your options.