Thighplasty Contours the Inner and Outer Thighs in Nashville, TN
Time, heredity, weight loss, and other factors can lead to excess skin developing over the inner and outer thighs. A medial thigh lift at Nashville’s Maxwell Aesthetics, also known as a thighplasty, is a surgery that can contour and remove this excess skin and re-shape both the inner and outer thighs. Not only does this procedure lead to a leg and thigh that is more proportionate with the rest of the body, but it also helps build and restore self-esteem and selfconfidence.
It is most satisfying for us to see patients happy to fill out clothing in a certain way or wear shorts and swimwear following a thigh lift. A thigh lift can be safely combined with other procedures such as an arm lift, tummy tuck, or breast lift. There is a limit to how many procedures we can do in one setting relating to the length of surgery and safety.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift improves the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, improves the overall tone of the inner and outer thigh, decreases the width/circumference of the thigh, removes excess skin and fatty tissue, and gives a smoother, tighter appearance to the inner and outer thighs.
What Makes a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Most patients who have thigh lift surgery have one or more of the following characteristics:
- loose and sagging skin of the inner and/or outer thighs
- thighs that are not proportional with the size of the rest of their body
- difficulty wearing tight-fitting clothes, shorts, and swimsuits due to the appearance of their thighs
- very self-conscious about the appearance of their thighs
- thighs that are very wide compared to their legs
- excess rolls and skin of the thighs that causes discomfort and/or rashes
- at goal weight
What Are the Thigh Lift Surgery Details?
A thigh lift at Nashville’s Maxwell Aesthetics takes two to three hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. This surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Surgery occurs at a fully accredited surgical facility. Dr. Jacob Unger and Dr. Amaka Nwubah routinely perform liposuction along the thigh as a part of the thigh lift in order to maximize tissue removal and also aid with contour. Excess skin and fat are then removed. Incisions are closed in multiple layers with absorbable sutures that dissolve over time. Surgical tape is placed over the incision and you will be placed in a garment.
The thigh lift incision/scar may be along the inner thigh from the knee, up to and curving along the groin. The location of this incision is akin to the inner portion of a pant seam. Thus, it is not visible in a usual standing position, but it visible when the legs are spread apart. The other options is an incision along the groin, curving up and hidden along the buttock crease. During your consultation, it will be determined which thigh lift best suits your goals.
What is Thigh Lift Recovery Like? Dressings are
Dressings are over the incisions and you will be in a supportive garment in the initial postsurgical period. We recommend no heavy lifting (heavier than 5 lbs) for six weeks. Patients generally go back to work in about two weeks. This may be longer if you are required to do heavy lifting with your work. Swelling subsides/improves after about three to four weeks, with full resolution of swelling and fading of scars taking several months.