5. How is a thigh lift performed?
Step One – Anesthesia
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be given during this procedure to keep you comfortable.
Step Two – The Incision
The incision pattern is based on the areas to be treated, the complexity of your surgery, and the patient/surgeon preference.
Inner thigh lift incisions – Incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the leg, are one technique for a thigh lift.
Another method involves making an incision down the inseam to remove unwanted skin from the groin to the knee.
Outer thigh lift incisions – An incision reaching from the groin to the hip and across the back may be required to improve the contours of the outer thigh.
Incisions are usually be placed in strategic spots that are hidden by most types of clothing/swimwear, thanks to advanced procedures. Incisions, on the other hand, may be extensive.
Step Three – Closing the incisions
Sutures will be placed deep within the underlying tissues to help form and support the newly shaped contours of your thigh. The incisions can be closed with sutures, skin adhesive tapes, or clips.
Step Four – See the Results
The results from your thigh lift can be seen almost immediately, although there will be significant swelling and bruising.