A significant weight loss may leave unsightly skin sagging, which does not contribute to the image of your ideal self. This kind of procedure may help boost your confidence and self-esteem, furthering the healthy effects of your weight loss journey. Dr. Richard J. Martin performs thigh lift procedures for patients in Norwich, Colchester, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, and nearby Connecticut communities.
What is a Thigh Lift?
Excess skin or fat is removed to lift and reshape the thighs. Skin and fat are removed from the inner and/or outer thighs to provide a shapelier physique and to remove lax skin left behind after substantial weight loss.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift in Norwich Cost?
The cost of the procedure depends on variables unique to the patient. The cost will be disclosed during your consultation. We accept cash, check and credit card payments. Various financing are available.
How to Get a Thigh Gap
A thigh gap is the space between your thighs that you can see when you stand with your legs together. Not everyone can achieve a thigh gap or have an obvious space in this area. The reason is that your individual anatomy plays a large role in how your legs fit together. Some people, though, do not have a thigh gap because of excess fat in the upper thigh area. A thigh lift will make the upper legs more contoured, so you may have a larger gap than before the surgery.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
Patients who undergo a thigh lift experience contouring and added definition, bringing their thighs into proportion with the rest of the body. The thigh region will firm up, adding to the appearance of a shapely physique.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Patients who have lost large amounts of weight are often good candidates for a thigh lift, so that loose excess skin may be removed. The thigh lift will firm up the affected area and return elasticity and proper proportion.
What Do I Need To Do Before a Thigh Lift?
After a consultation and an examination to confirm that a thigh lift will treat areas of concern, Dr. Martin will discuss with you your medical history and any issues that might be affected by surgery. You will directed to quit smoking at least a month before surgery, and you may be advised to discontinue certain medications prior to surgery as well.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift may take between three and six hours, depending on your case.
What To Expect After a Thigh Lift
Patients will need to begin walking the day after surgery to facilitate healing and speed recovery. Compression garments will be applied right after surgery, and you will wear them for up to four weeks to encourage healing and reduce swelling. Once the compression garments are removed, you will be able to resume normal activity. This could take up to six weeks.
Will I Have Scars After a Thigh Lift?
The size of the surgery incision depends on the extent of the work to be done during surgery. Typically, incisions may be strategically placed, so that they are hidden by most clothing and swimsuits.
When Will I See The Results?
The fact that your thighs have been reduced in size will be immediately apparent following surgery. As healing progresses and swelling decreases, you will be able to see the true end results of the surgery.
How Long Will the Results of a Thigh Lift Last?
Maintaining a healthy weight is key to maintaining your thigh lift results. The thigh lift may last for more than 20 years, but weight fluctuations may affect the results.
Thigh Lift FAQs
The scars you may receive from your thigh lift treatment will ultimately depend on the type of thigh lift you need to achieve your desired results. Typically, a thigh lift involves an incision being made from the groin vertically across the inner thigh to the back of the knee on each leg. These scars are made to be discrete and easily hidden following your thigh lift surgery.
Yes, you will be able to walk immediately following your thigh lift surgery. While long walks may be difficult, it is highly recommended to take short, periodic walks throughout the time of your thigh lift recovery to help promote healthy blood flow and improve your overall circulation. Patients should avoid strenuous activities like squatting, jogging, and running while recovering from their thigh lift.
While most patients are able to make an initial recovery within about 10 to 14 days of surgery, patients typically report making a full recovery about four to six weeks following their thigh lift surgery. After about six weeks, most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities including work and regular exercise.
Your thigh lift does have the potential to help improve your cellulite. During your thigh lift treatment, Dr. Martin will remove excess fat and skin from your thighs to produce an overall more shapely leg. When doing so, he may be able to remove areas in which cellulite is most prevalent. That being said, there is no guarantee that your cellulite will improve following a thigh lift.
Patients typically come in to learn more about a thigh lift if they have loose and sagging skin around their thighs or crepe-like skin from the groin to the knee. Most patients who desire a thigh lift find that their thighs cause them discomfort throughout the day and disrupt the confidence they have in their appearance.
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