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 surgeon Dr. Delio Ortegon.
What Is A Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift removes the loose tissue that resides on the inner or outer thighs, reducing thigh circumference and improving body proportion.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Thigh Lift?
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.
What Can Thigh Lift Surgery Help Treat?
Thigh lift surgery can help treat:
- 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 about liposuction.
What Can I Expect During My Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is usually performed with general anesthesia. Dr. Ortegon 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 may also utilize liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue in (or around) the thighs.
What Can I Expect After My Thigh Lift?
Immediately after surgery, you will need to rest and wear compression garments. Dr. Ortegon 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.
Schedule A Consultation
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 2109512483 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.