Losing weight cannot eliminate excess skin, especially in the thighs. If you dislike excess skin or pockets of excess fat on your upper legs, you should consider a thigh lift with San Antonio plastic surgeons Dr. Delio Ortegon and Dr. Michael Baumholtz.
A thigh lift removes the loose tissue that resides on the inner or outer thighs, reducing thigh circumference and improving body proportion.
Choosing a Thigh Lift: Who’s a Good Fit?
Healthy, non-smokers with excess skin on their upper legs can have a thigh lift surgery. A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure which removes excess fat and skin. You can undergo a thigh lift to treat excess skin caused by aging, genetics, or weight loss.
Thigh lift surgery:
- removes excess skin on the inner and outer thigh,
- helps people who have lost weight improve their appearance,
- can be combined with other body contouring procedures in a lower body lift.
A thigh lift may remove some fat from the thighs, however, it does not primarily treat excess fat. If you want excess fat removed from your thighs, speak to Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz about liposuction.
Thigh Lift Surgery in San Antonio: What to Expect
A thigh lift is usually performed with general anesthesia. Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz makes an incision from your groin to your hipbone (to correct the outer thigh) or from the groin toward the knee, along the inner thigh. During any body contouring procedure, the doctor will take care to place incisions in the natural folds of skin, so they can be more easily concealed. The excess skin is lifted and trimmed so it is taut, and the incisions are then closed. If necessary, Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz may also utilize liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue in (or around) the thighs.
Medial Thigh Lift
Outer Thigh Lift
Your Thigh Lift Results And Recovery
Immediately after surgery you will need to rest and wear compression garments. Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz will provide specific post-operative instructions, which you should follow closely for best results. He will also provide medication to help manage post-operative pain. You may have a follow up appointment at our San Antonio practice to have your stitches removed.
If you reside near San Antonio or Austin and are interested in a thigh lift surgery, we invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.