Thigh Lift After Weight Loss in Oakland
If you have lost weight and now notice excess skin along the inner thighs, we want to congratulate you on your weight loss and maintaining a stable weight!
You have done your part and we can help with the finishing touch of tightening the inner thigh skin to create firm thighs.
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board-certified plastic surgeons in Oakland, have extensive thigh lift surgery experience. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis offer the thigh lift for patients who have lost weight and are now at a stable body weight, and want to have toned, tighter thighs.
What is thigh lift surgery?
After weight loss, you might be left with loose, draping skin around your thighs. This loose skin can cause chronic irritation secondary to chaffing and, in severe cases, can result in an infection. The sagging skin will not improve with diet and exercise, but can be improved with the thigh lift procedure.
The surgery consists of an incision made in the groin crease to elevate the sagging skin. On occasion a vertical incision is made to tighten up the excess circumferential skin.
A thigh lift after weight loss in Oakland, California, is not a weight loss procedure, but is an effective way to tighten the skin and sculpt the thighs.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general anesthesia. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will decide which technique is suitable at the in-depth consultation they have with all of their thigh lift surgery patients.
What is the recovery period after thigh lift surgery?
Recovery time after thigh lift surgery is from ten days to two weeks. The improved contour of your thighs after surgery can be maintained by making certain your body weight remains stable and that you exercise regularly. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis recommend all of their patients engage in walking after surgery.
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Booking a consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis want all of their thigh lift patients to have realistic expectations about their body sculpting procedures. Thigh lift surgery is not an aid to weight loss. Like the tummy tuck, thigh lift surgery has the best results once you are maintaining your healthy, stable weight.