A medial thigh lift procedure provides a smoother new contour to your thighs. In instances where exercise and diet has lowered your body weight, but excess skin remains, this surgery may be a beneficial avenue. A medial thigh lift also helps balance your thigh proportions.
Oftentimes, this procedure may also be combined with liposuction. But if you have redundant skin due to compromised elasticity then a medial thigh lift will help with the elimination of this excess skin.
Those who undergo this procedure see a significant transformation in more shapely thighs, and with this, more self-confidence.
Ideal surgical candidates for medial thigh lifts are the following:
In your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho will review your overall medical history and discuss your inquiry into a medial thigh lift.
Your consultation is a vital one because it’s your opportunity to be candid with Dr. Bolitho in where you can share your aesthetic goals and wishes.
Photos will be taken for your medical file and automatically downloaded to a state-of-the-art software program, TouchMD. The photographs will reflect the areas of potential cosmetic surgical treatment and are then uploaded to a touch screen in your examining room. Dr. Bolitho will utilize this software to get more in depth information regarding your aesthetic wishes. Dr. Bolitho will explain the surgical process with this touch screen and discuss the latest techniques he uses to achieve the most desired aesthetic outcome.
If you choose to move forward with your surgery, your patient coordinator will schedule a preoperative appointment. During this appointment you will meet with Dr. Bolitho once again to review your procedure and goals. You will also receive pre and postoperative detailed instructions. Dr. Bolitho will provide you with prescriptions prior to your surgery.
Following the administering of your anesthesia, Dr. Bolitho will make discreet incision patterns along the thigh areas for the lift. These incisions will be discussed with you prior to surgery.
Patients needing a minimal medial thigh lift, an incision strictly only in the groin area will be utilized.
For a standard medial thigh lift surgery, Dr. Bolitho typically begins at the groin and towards the hind part of the thigh.
The incision goal is for them to be as unnoticeable as possible when wearing shorts or bathing suits.
The skin tissue is trimmed, tightened, and then reshaped to the right aesthetic proportions.
Following the suturing of the incisions, the appropriate dressings and compression garments will be applied to support your cosmetic procedure and promote healing.
Following surgery, Dr. Bolitho may decide to insert a thin draining tube to draw out excess fluid during your early recovery phase.
Dr. Bolitho will provide you with postoperative instructions and also medication to control any discomfort you may have.
It’s also recommended that you make arrangements to have a caregiver assist you for a few days following your surgery.
A compression garment is typically worn for several weeks. Even though much of your swelling will disappear within three to four weeks, it will take a few months for all of it to recede. At that time, you will notice your new contours will be more apparent than ever.
Although you will be up and around a few days after surgery, it may take up to a month or more to return to your normal, daily activities.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho explains how cosmetic surgery is a journey. The surgical transformations are significant, but patience is needed as your body adjusts to its new improvements.