Thigh Contouring in Westport
Loss of muscle mass, sagging skin, and various genetic factors can all affect the appearance and contours of your thighs. Once skin begins to lose elasticity, it can be extremely difficult to regain the firm and tight skin you used to have even with diet and exercise. Dr. Anya Kishinevsky can perform a thigh lift to restore slim and youthful contours for your legs while getting rid of the excess skin.
The thigh lift is most common with female patients, as well as men and women who have lost a large amount of weight and were left with excess folds of skin along the thighs. It is important to note that a thigh lift is not designed to address excess fat, but Dr. Anya can perform it along with liposuction, as needed. The main goal of thigh lift surgery is to reduce excess skin that causes poor contours of the legs, and should only be performed once a healthy, stable weight has been reached.
Preparing for Thigh Lift Surgery
Dr. Anya marks the upper portion of the thigh peroperatively. The specifics of your procedure will be customized to your unique situation. In the operating room, the marked area is infiltrated with a sterile saline solution containing a local anesthetic as well as an epinephrine solution to cut down on any bleeding or bruising. The skin is then carefully lifted and pulled into the desired position as Dr. Anya then works to remove any excess or loose skin. The deep tissues are approximated with sutures to improve the contours of your thighs. All of the sutures are beneath the skin and will not have to be removed. Your incisions are then closed and a compression garment is placed over your legs to start firming and re-contouring your new, lifted thighs.
After Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift recovery will require plenty of rest and some time away from work and other activities. The buttocks will be tender, and there is usually mild to moderate swelling or edema in the thigh and lower leg. This swelling usually starts to resolve within about five days of surgery with proper leg elevation.
Pain medications can typically control any tenderness very well, and most patients stop taking pain medication after about 3-5 days. A compression garment is worn for 6-8 weeks after surgery. This helps re-establish the contours, decrease edema or swelling, and decrease healing time while adding comfort.
You will notice an immediate change in the look and feel of your thighs and legs once your surgery with Dr. Anya is complete. As your body continues to heal, your legs will improve and the skin will feel tighter and firmer than before your surgery. The full results of thigh lift surgery are normally apparent after about 3-6 months, at which time your legs will appear slimmer and more youthful.