Both men and women can acquire or are born with unwanted contours of the outer and inner thighs. The appearance of thick, bulging inner and outer thighs with saggy loose stretched skin can preclude wearing certain clothes, interfere with exercise and lower one’s self-esteem. This unwanted fat and loose skin can be because of diet-resistant fat, loose skin after weight loss, fat accumulation after pregnancy, or just being born with it genetically. When there is a combination of both diet-resistant fat and hanging skin liposuction alone will only take care of the excess fat but will most likely result in looser and hanging skin. Imagine not having your inner thighs touch each other, rub together as you walk or run, the ability to wear shorts and clothes that you cannot now. You can be rid of the fat accumulation of the outer thighs and not look like a “violin” with bulging hips, but rather having normal, sleek, tight curves and contour.
The thigh lift procedure helps to contour the look of the thighs when there are excess skin and fatty tissue. Many patients love this procedure so they can finally start to enjoy their legs. To know if this procedure will be beneficial to you, make a consultation with Dr. Hardesty. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will review your past medical history, examine your thighs, explain and present his techniques, the various options and what he deems as optimal for you. Dr. Hardesty will often use several techniques in conjunction with one another to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Thus, fulfilling Imagine Plastic Surgery’s motto of “One Goal, Many Options”. Depending on your physical exam, the appropriate technique to redefine the inner, outer thighs or both will be presented and fully discussed with you.
Body Contouring Options
What are my body contouring options? Body contouring is optimally performed when one achieves their ideal weight. However, some of the procedures below can be performed before that weight is attained. The following is an overview of body contouring options that contain additional and more specific information on each procedure or technology mentioned below. The […]READ FULL BLOG POST
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Common to all the thigh lifts is both liposuction and resection of excess skin and fat. The larger the resection of skin and fat the longer the resultant healed incision will be. However, we have the special and scientific proven anti-scar program. It is instituted after the incisions are healed consisting of Embrace technology and silicone gel strips. Injectable steroids and lasers are available when needed to treat stubborn scars.
Depending on the extent of the thigh lift needed that Dr. Hardesty determines during the consultation appointment, he will help choose a treatment option that will be most beneficial to you.
Divided into three similar but progressive resection procedures, each removing more fat and loose skin.
The incision is limited to the groin. After liposuction of the inner thigh is completed then an ellipse of inner thigh skin and fat is elevated, resected and the mid-thigh skin stretched, and the final incision closed in the groin crease. The resultant incision is hidden above the panty line or under bathing suit bottoms
Similar to the limited incision thigh lift with an extension down the central area of the inner thigh stopping at the mid-thigh.
Similar to the upper inner thigh lift with an extension down the central area of the inner thigh stopping just above the inner
Liposuction is first completed to sculpt and remove any diet-resistant fat accumulation of the outer thigh. Then the loose skin is elevated and the fat and skin resected. The outside thigh skin is stretched over the underlying new improved contour with final incisional closure designed to be located within the panty line or where the bathing suit would cover it resulting in a sleek outer thigh.
For your procedure, Dr. Hardesty and his team of well-trained professionals will provide instructions for pre-operative as well as post-operative care. Dressings and bandages will be applied to the areas to help with the incisions. Many patients experience some swelling and pain following treatment, but this should subside over a few days. It is vital to be cautious when moving during the first two to three weeks following the procedure. By keeping a relationship with Dr. Hardesty, he can monitor your healing and let you know when all activities can be resumed.
Since tummy tucks are seen as cosmetic, they are not covered by insurance. If you want to know what is covered by your insurance plan, we encourage you to contact your provider directly.
It is generally done under general anesthesia. Inner thigh lifts can be one of the more uncomfortable cosmetic procedures. However, Dr. Hardesty provides an option of using a non-narcotic pain pump which constantly delivers local anesthesia for 3 days thus making thigh lifts better tolerated by patients.
Liposuction alone or in conjunction with a thigh lift are both ideal ways to improve the appearance of the thighs. Depending on your physical exam, the elasticity of your skin and amount of loose skin will determine which procedure is best for you. When needed the two procedures are often done in conjunction with one another.
Are you interested in finding out more about a thigh lift? Contact our Riverside office today for more information. Dr. Hardesty and his team want to help you get the thighs and legs you’ve always desired. To make a consultation appointment call the office, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out an online form, our team will be in touch. Click Here
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