For those with sagging skin on the thighs, Thigh Plasty (also called a Thigh Lift) is a procedure utilized to reduce excess skin and fat, to smooth the thigh and create a better lower-body proportion.
To ensure satisfaction from your thigh plasty procedure, look to an experienced and skilled board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Ahmed Abdullah. Patients trust Dr. Abdullah with their thigh plasty procedure because of his ability to create a fitter and younger-looking physique and overall natural-looking results.
You may be suitable for a Thigh Plasty if you fit any of the following scenarios:
- You have excess skin tissue on your thighs
- Your weight is generally stable and you are within your target weight range
- You do not smoke
The first step to pursuing a thigh plasty is to undergo a consultation with Dr. Abdullah, who will discuss the details of the procedure with you while performing a physical examination and inquiring about your medical history. He will verify that you are in good health and will ensure that your expectations of surgery are reasonable and realistic. If Dr. Abdullah determines that you are, indeed, a good candidate for thigh plasty, he will develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific goals.
At the start of a Thigh Plasty procedure, anesthesia is administered to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Abdullah will then make an incision in a well-hidden location, such as at the top of the thigh, near the groin, through which he will remove excess fat (if necessary), potentially via liposuction, and tighten muscles and tissues. Excess skin tissue is removed before the incision is closed.
Patients are generally discharged within hours of surgery to allow them to recover at home.
During the first few days following discharge from the hospital, patients will need to rest at home, drink plenty of fluids and eat light meals. Within two weeks, most patients can resume light activity with a return to work being approved within two to three weeks.
Dr. Abdullah will provide detailed aftercare instructions for incision care, pain control and follow-up appointments. He and his team are available to answer questions about your recovery at any time following the procedure.