A thigh lift removes excess fatty tissue from the thighs. Liposuction is used for removing the accumulated cellulite, and a thigh lift cuts away the loose, baggy skin that is left. Cellulite is a bulging of underlying fatty pockets under the skin.
This happens as skin loses its elasticity, or through weight gain. No amount of creams, exercise, diet or sole liposuction treatment can help. It only helps when liposuction techniques are used in conjunction with cutting away excess skin.
Types of Thigh Lifts
There are two types of thigh lift surgeries: Inner Thigh Lift (Medial Thigh Lift), and Outer Thigh Lift Surgery (Lateral Thigh Surgery). The inner thigh lift method involves making an incision in the groin crease.
The outer thigh plastic surgery, which usually always includes a buttock lift, involves making an incision in the buttocks crease and moving around toward the groin, up over the side of the abdomen, over the flank, and across the back. The liposuction removes fat from the thighs and buttocks, making the surface appear smoother.
Risks of Thigh Lift Surgery
Complications are uncommon with this procedure, but here are a few that could occur: pain, swelling, and bruising.
Thighs will be wrapped with a compression garment and bandages to reduce the swelling and help the thighs get back to their normal shape. All pain, bruising and swelling should disappear after a month. Strenuous activity should be avoided for four to six weeks.
Sitting for a prolonged amount of time increases tension on the sutures. Normal functions may be resumed within four to six weeks.