Thighplasty is for reshaping and slimming down the inner or outer thighs. Commonly called a thigh lift, the surgery treats loose skin, excess fat and poor shape in the thighs.
At our plastic surgery practice in Riverside, a thigh lift is often combined with other body contouring procedures, for patients who have experienced major weight loss.
Thigh Lift: Is it right for you?
Thigh lift surgery is best for treating:
- Fat in the inner thighs
- Sagging skin on inner/outer thighs
If you're not satisfied by the appearance of your thighs, or if you feel that they stand between you and your best body shape, then a thigh lift may be right for you. During a consultation, Dr. Ku can determine if thighplasty will work to achieve your goals. Here in Riverside Dr. Ku can educate you about the risks, benefits and expected outcome of a thigh lift. You'll also have the opportunity to view many plastic surgery before and after photos.
Before and After Thigh Lift in Riverside, CA
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For patients who have extra fat in the thighs, liposuction alone may be the best option. If you've undergone significant weight loss, Dr. Ku may recommend body contouring procedures such as body lift, tummy tuck, butt lift or liposuction. You can discuss these options with Dr. Ku during your appointment.
What to Expect During Your Thigh Lift
Thigh lift surgery is a 2-3 hour outpatient procedure. General anesthetic is typically required. Dr. Ku will mark the areas of the thighs that are planned for reshaping.
Dr. Ku will then perform incisions along the inner thighs, which extend toward the knees. Sagging loose skin is removed from the thighs, while fat is removed with liposuction.
Recovery and Aftercare
Recovery after a thigh lift will require approximately 2 - 3 weeks. Dr. Ku will send you home with specific instructions for this time.
Patients usually need to get plenty of rest and limit their physical activities. Dr. Ku may advise you to keep your legs elevated and wear special compression garments. After recovery, will be able to see the results: firmer, slimmer thighs without uncomfortable loose skin.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
Are you ready to learn more about thigh lift surgery in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, California? Contact the Riverside plastic surgery office of Dr. Joseph Ku, double board certified plastic surgeon located in Inland Empire. To get started, call 951-683-1166. When speaking with our office staff, ask to schedule a consultation for thighplasty.
Click here to learn more about a thigh lift in Riverside from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.