Thigh Lift or Medial Thigh Lift Surgery in Oakland
Time, gravity, and weight gain followed by weight loss can leave loose, draping skin on the inner thighs. This excess skin is often not removed by diet and exercise alone. In addition to creating an unpleasing body contour, the loose skin can rub, which can lead to chronic irritation and even infection.
What is a thigh lift?
The thigh lift is a body contouring cosmetic surgical procedure to create well-proportioned thighs. A thigh lift will remove the loose skin and fat from the upper inner thighs. Oakland’s Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board-certified plastic surgeons, have extensive experience in this body sculpting procedure.
The thigh lift is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately two to three hours. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis remove the excess skin by way of an incision placed in the groin crease. The drooping skin is pulled up and excised, and the skin and underlying tissue is stitched together, tightening and smoothing the outer appearance of the thighs. Liposuction can be performed simultaneously with the thigh lift to remove areas of bulging fat, improving the shape of the thighs.
Other body sculpting procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform
Thigh lift surgery is not the only body sculpting surgery you can have at Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis’s Oakland practice. Many patients also benefit from a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and arm lift (brachioplasty) to tighten the entire body and improve body contour. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical option that can also slim the waist, abdomen, thighs, and back.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland thigh lift surgeon
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis want all of their thigh lift patients to be completely satisfied, which depends in part on their having realistic expectations about their thigh lift in Oakland, California. All patients will have a thorough consultation at Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis’s Oakland plastic surgery practice.
The thigh lift, like other body contouring procedures, typically has best results when you have reached your ideal body weight. These body contouring procedures are not weight loss techniques, but are used for removing excess skin, tightening muscles, and toning the body after weight loss.
What is the recovery period after a thigh lift?
Recovery time after a thigh lift is typically from ten days to two weeks. As with other surgical procedures, there will likely be some bruising and swelling. However, the improved contours of the thighs will be visible immediately. To help ensure a speedier recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis recommend all of their patients engage in walking after surgery.