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What is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a procedure to tighten, firm and reshape the contours of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. If you are bothered by loose, sagging skin on the thighs, a thigh lift can help to correct these concerns.
Thigh lift surgery candidates
Is a thigh lift surgery a good option for you?
Your plastic surgeon will give you an honest assessment and let you know if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift but in general you should be in good overall health with no medical conditions that can impair healing, must be a nonsmoker or willing to quit smoking, and have realistic expectations.
You should also have significant sagging skin on the thighs with poor skin elasticity, and be maintaining a stable weight.
If you have excess fat in the thighs but good skin elasticity, liposuction alone may be sufficient. Your plastic surgeon will determine if this is an appropriate course of action.
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Thigh lift surgery options
Types of thigh lifts available at Station L Montreal
There are multiple thigh lift techniques used to address specific patient concerns, some being performed with other procedures, such as lower body lift, liposuction or tummy tuck. You will discuss the best option for you during your consultation.
Medial Thigh Lift (mini thigh lift)
This technique uses a short incision along the inner groin, resulting in a shorter scar that will help with sagging to the upper part of the inner thigh.
Extended Medial Thigh Lift (vertical thigh lift)
The vertical thigh lift uses a T-shaped incision along the inner groin and a vertical incision along the inner thigh, beginning at the groin extending to the knee. This technique allows for removal of a more extensive amount of skin to effectively tighten loose skin. This is a good option for patients with excessive loose skin due to aging or massive weight loss.
Lateral Thigh Lift (outer thigh lift)
Sagging skin on the outer part of the thighs is less common, but can be present with patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. This technique uses horizontal incisions on the outside of the upper thighs, and is commonly performed with a lower body lift or an extended tummy tuck.
Thigh lift risks
Know the risks of thigh lift surgery
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with thigh lift surgery. These can include bleeding, scarring, infection, fluid accumulation, change in skin sensation, poor wound healing, revision surgery, recurrent skin looseness or persistent pain.
What to expect for thigh lift recovery
Know the risks of thigh lift surgery
It is our goal at Station L to ensure that your entire experience from the initial consultation to your recovery is as positive and comfortable as possible. Your plastic surgeon and surgical coordinator will go over your post-operative instructions and recovery with you as it is essential for your thigh lift recovery and results that you follow care guidelines closely.
You will need to wear compression garments to help with swelling and to compress the skin to help the body adapt, fluid retention and assist the healing process.
First 24 hours: Have someone in place to pick you up from your surgery and care for you at home
Compression garments: 4-6 weeks
Back to work: 2-3 weeks
Exercise: Light exercise 4 weeks (light cardio-walking/treadmill), full activities after 6 weeks
Final results: swelling resolves by 4-8 weeks
Part of our process at Station L is making sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and feel guided through the entire process. Our concept is for you to have a five star experience, and our goal is for you to have the best possible outcomes and least possible complications.
Our office is always available for questions via email or text message should more questions arise.
Choosing Your Surgeon
We at Station L know that electing to have plastic surgery is a big decision. Finding the perfect plastic surgeon to fit your needs, your desired results, as well as your personality can be overwhelming. This is why we provide multiple surgeons to choose from, in hopes that you will find the right fit in one convenient, central location. Knowing that you are comfortable and feel at ease with your choice is our way of helping you have a five star experience.
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