Considering Thigh Lift or Thigh Liposuction?
Schedule your consultation with Washingtonians Top Doctor – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Bennett C. Yang. MD
Most thigh lifts are not just removing your excess fat. Liposuction alone can make a world of difference in the appearance of your skin, if you have good elasticity. Unfortunately, in most cases skin elasticity is generally is poor, so a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be the solution.
Inner thigh lifts are performed using incisions located over the inner thigh, hidden in the groin crease. Outer thigh and Brazilian butt lifts are done with incisions extending from the groin around the back. All of the incision scars associated with these thighplasty procedures can be hidden by bathing suits, and most scars fade away with time.
The best candidates for our thigh lift procedures are patients who want to tighten and smooth the shape of their thighs. You must be in good health, maintaining a stable body weight, and fully understanding of their thighplasty procedure’s risks and realistic expected outcomes.
If you have tried fitness and weight loss and still have not achieved your goals for firmer thighs, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, this maybe the answer. The thigh lift procedure is performed for patients who have sagging or rubbing in the upper thigh area. This is typical if you have lost significant amounts of weight. If you feel that your upper legs do not feel as tight as you would like, Dr. Bennett C. Yang can help.
A thigh lift surgical procedure takes approximately two hours to perform. A typical thigh lift includes liposuction of the upper thigh and inner thigh area, followed by direct skin excision of the upper and inner thigh area.
After your thigh lift surgery, bruising and swelling are to be expected, as well as a tight feeling in the thighs. You may have a drain in place for a few days for the removal of any fluid buildup, though this is usually not needed.
Most patients take two weeks off work to recover. You may need to take more time off if your work requirements are strenuous.
**Please note: some of our patient before and after surgery images may have been altered to remove identifying tattoos and other marks by request of the patient. No other alterations were performed.
It’s important to be healthy before and after surgery. Eating well, NOT smoking are key factors in having a successful outcome. If you have any medical conditions, preoperative testing or evaluation by your primary care MD may be required before being cleared to have surgery. Thigh lifts are done under full general anesthesia in a fully licensed out patient surgery center. The procedure takes about 4-5 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the thigh lift. Most patients will need 2 weeks off of work for recovery and about 1-2 months out of the gym. The results are immediate. There is some bruising and swelling initially. Patients will need to have compression for the first 6 weeks after surgery to help control swelling. Light massage is also recommended after surgery to aid with healing.
Dr, Bennett C. Yang has been in practice for over 20 years. He is an expert and well known for body contouring procedures. For the most recent Thigh Lift surgery before and after results, please follow on him on Instagram @bennettyangmd.Call now to make your appointment at any of our 3 practice locations: Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.