Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Do you have cellulite or sagging skin on your thighs? Do you wear clothing just to cover up your thigh area? If you’re ready to reveal tighter, firmer legs and wear more revealing clothes, board-certified general surgeon Richard Palmer, M.D., can help! Dr. Palmer is proud to offer thigh lift surgery to residents in the Fredericksburg, VA area.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a safe, surgical procedure that gets rid of excess fat and loose skin in the thigh area. Moreover, it can reduce the circumference of the thighs and get rid of cellulite, resulting in a smoother, smaller thigh region.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
A thigh lift has numerous benefits, including:
- Removing excess skin that has lost its elasticity and hangs loosely from the inner and outer thighs.
- Tightens muscles that have become stretched over time.
- Reduces stretch marks so they appear softer and more attractive.
Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?
Generally, ideal candidates for a thigh lift are:
- People who maintain a healthy weight
- People with excess fat and skin along the thigh area
- People in overall good health
- People committed to a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and fitness.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
The thigh lift is a surgical procedure that is often done on an outpatient basis. However, some patients may have the surgery performed in a hospital and need to stay overnight for observation.
During the procedure, Dr. Palmer will make an incision along the thigh and remove excess fat and skin. Sometimes liposuction may be used remove excess fat from the area. Dr. Palmer will then suture the incision site and dress it with bandages. The entire surgical procedure usually takes no longer than 4 hours.
Thigh Lift Recovery
In most cases, patients return home a few hours after their surgery. We recommend that patients resume walking post-procedure as soon as possible to help improve circulation.
Dr. Palmer will prescribe medication as needed to manage any discomfort. Patients must wear support garments after the thigh lift procedure to ease any swelling. Most patients return to work after two weeks and resume normal activity within a month.
Schedule Your Thigh Lift Consultation
To learn more about thigh lift surgery and to determine if you are a good candidate, call Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your consultation with Dr. Richard Palmer today by calling 540-371-7372.