Thigh Lift Philadelphia

Losing weight does not remove the excess skin that occurs with some weight gain. If you have excess skin, especially in the thighs you may require surgery to remove the skin. If you dislike excess skin or pockets of excess fat on your upper legs, you should consider a thigh lift with Philadelphia plastic surgeon, Dr. Ryan Hoffman. A thigh lift removes the loose tissue that resides on the inner or outer thighs, reducing thigh circumference and improving body proportion.

Choosing a Thigh Lift: Who’s a Good Fit?

Healthy, non-smokers with excess skin on their upper legs are excellent candidates for a thigh lift surgery. A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure which removes excess fat and skin. You can undergo a thigh lift to treat excess skin caused by aging, genetics, or weight loss. Thigh lift surgery can remove the skin from both the inner or outer thighs. It helps with the excess skin on the inner thighs in the groin area and on the outer thighs. It can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as a lower body lift.

A thigh lift may remove some fat from the thighs, however, it does not primarily treat excess fat. If you want excess fat removed from your thighs, speak to Dr. Hoffman about liposuction.

Thigh Lift Surgery in Philadelphia: What to Expect

A thigh lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. For an outer thigh lift Dr. Hoffman makes an incision from your groin to your hipbone. The excess skin is then moved superiorly and removed. If a medial thigh lift is performed a incision from the groin toward the buttock is utilized. The skin is then pulled superiorly and removed. During any body contouring procedure, the doctor will take care to place incisions in the natural folds of skin, so they can be more easily concealed. The excess skin is lifted and trimmed so it is taut, and the incisions are then closed. If necessary, Dr. Hoffman may also utilize liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue under or around the thighs.


Medial Thigh Lift

Outer Thigh Lift

 

Your Thigh Lift Results And Recovery

Immediately after surgery you will need to rest and wear compression garments. Dr. Hoffman will provide specific post-operative instructions, which you should follow closely for best results. He will also provide medication to help manage post-operative pain. You will have a follow up appointment at our office to have your stitches removed.

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