Thigh Lift in Bloomington, IL
A medial thigh lift is done to reshape the thigh by removing extra skin, and sometimes fat, to achieve smoother skin and improve the contour of the lower body and thighs. A surgical thigh lift is recommended for patients who have not achieved their desired body even with weight loss and fitness efforts.
The purpose of a thigh lift is not to remove excess fat in the thighs as this condition can be treated with liposuction alone if the skin is still elastic enough to naturally conform itself to the contour of the body. In such cases when skin elasticity is poor, a thigh lift may be done in combination with liposuction to achieve better results. As with any cosmetic procedure, during consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery, they will be able to discuss if this procedure is right for you.
Medial Thigh Lift Procedure
A medial thigh lift removes excess skin and fat found on the upper part of the inner thigh. This surgery will benefit individuals who are not happy with the shape of their legs and would like to remove any excess skin that sags and droops as a result of extreme weight loss.
In a medial thigh lift, an incision is made from the groin to the back of the buttock crease. After the incision is made, the skin in the area is lifted while excess skin and fat are removed. This step allows the doctor to tighten the skin and improve the contour of the leg.
Recovery from a Medial Thigh Lift
Right after surgery, incisions may be wrapped in dressings or bandages. As well, your surgeon may wrap the whole upper leg in a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the new contour of the legs during the recovery phase. In addition, small, thin tubes to drain excess blood or fluid in the incision site which will be removed after a few days. A medial thigh lift may leave scars, but the surgeon will place incisions in inconspicuous places, such as in areas easily concealed by underwear and bikinis.