What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the contour and appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure can address various concerns, such as sagging skin, cellulite, and stubborn pockets of fat. Our highly skilled body plastic surgeon, Dr. Elkins-Williams, utilizes advanced techniques to obtain optimal results that look natural and beautiful.
Who can benefit from Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is an ideal solution for individuals who have excess skin and fat on their thighs due to weight loss, aging, or genetics. If you are struggling to achieve your desired thigh shape despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercise routine, a thigh lift may be the right choice for you.
Dr. Elkins-Williams will work with you to determine if a thigh lift is the right option to help you achieve your desired results and improve your confidence.
DECIDING TO SCHEDULE
During your consultation, you will receive a detailed surgical quote and any required clearance forms. If you choose to proceed with surgery, our dedicated Patient Coordinator, Julia, will guide you through the process of selecting a procedure date. To finalize your preferred surgical date, a non-refundable, non-transferrable booking fee of $500.00 will be required. A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled for at least two weeks prior to your surgery date. At the time of booking surgery, we will also schedule your first follow-up visit.
During your pre-operative appointment, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your upcoming procedure in detail and have all your questions answered. Your pre- and post-operative care instructions will be reviewed with one of our nurses, as well as any medications you’ll need to take before and after surgery. You’ll review and sign the consent form for the surgery, meet with Dr. Elkins-Williams to revisit your goals, and your surgical quote balance will be due at the end of this appointment. Our goal is to ensure that you feel fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure, allowing you to approach your surgery with confidence and peace of mind.
WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE SURGERY
To minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising, it’s important to avoid blood thinning medications and supplements for two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes aspirin or aspirin-containing products, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve, and Advil). Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin E, multivitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil) should be avoided. For a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid, please consult with your pre-op nurse.
After your thigh lift procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising, which will subside over time. Most patients will require pain medication for a few days. You will wear a compression garment under your clothes for several weeks after surgery, to help reduce swelling and smooth your contour. You will need to hold off on aerobic exercise for at least 2 weeks after surgery; Dr. Elkins-Williams will advise you when strenuous activity can be resumed. Swelling will gradually improve over a period of around 3 months. Though results are visible immediately, the final outcome will reveal itself over several months as the swelling subsides. Look forward to better-fitting, more comfortable clothing and enjoy improved confidence in your new body!