Dr. James D. Namnoum | Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Overtime, skin can start to lose its firm, tight appearance which creates excess, sagging skin in various areas of the body, including the outer extremities. If you’re experiencing unwanted extra skin in your inner and outer thighs, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Namnoum offers Thigh Lift surgery, a body contouring surgical option. This procedure may be appealing for both men and women that have experienced significant weight loss, those who have discomfort due to excess skin caused by normal signs of aging or those that simply have a desire for firmer, tighter thighs. This skin-tightening option may also be performed in conjunction with Liposuction, to remove unwanted fat.
Thigh Lift Risks & Benefits
Rest assured, we take every precaution to ensure a positive and healthy result to avoid any unfavorable symptoms post-op. If you are considering thigh lift surgery, Dr. Namnoum and his expert team believe that all patients should have a clear and realistic understanding of the results they can expect after surgery is complete, including the above risks and benefits. We encourage prospective patients to schedule a consultation prior to surgery, in order to properly discuss any questions or concerns you may have. It is important for anyone undergoing surgery to understand both the risks and benefits that accompany each procedure.
Benefits of thigh lift surgery include:
- Relief from discomfort or pain caused by chaffing
- Toned, tighter skin
- Thighs that match a newly contoured figure after weight loss
Risks of thigh lift surgery may include:1
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection/wound healing issues
- Noticeable scarring
- Unfavorable reactions to anesthesia
- Pain or discomfort
How Is Thigh Lift Surgery Performed?
After patients are comfortably asleep under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Namnoum will begin the thigh lift surgery by creating an incision in the thigh that is placed within natural creases in the groin, perineum, and rear buttocks to avoid noticeable scarring.2 He will then begin removing excess skin and fat from the areas discussed during your pre-operative appointment. Depending on the surgical approach discussed, he may utilize liposuction to assist with removal of fat. In some instances, commonly those in which there is a significant amount of excess skin, a two-vector approach may be used. This approach removes skin and fat vertically from the inside portion of the upper leg, in combination with the previously described incision placement. Once the newly shaped thighs are absent of excess skin and fat, he will close the incisions, revealing almost immediately noticeable results.
Dr. Namnoum is highly-skilled in body contouring procedures, including thigh lift surgery. By removing loose extra skin from the thighs, he can create smooth, firm and more youthful-looking results.
Recovery After Thigh
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Patients recovering from thigh lift surgery should anticipate some minor swelling, bruising and discomfort, which are all normal signs of the healing process. Dr. Namnoum and his surgical staff will provide you with information for after-wound care and will monitor healing during follow-up appointments. In just a few short months, you will truly be able to enjoy your beautifully sculpted and toned thighs.3
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of thigh lift surgery? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/thigh-lift/safety. Accessed January 7, 2021.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the steps of a thigh lift procedure? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/thigh-lift/procedure. Accessed January 7, 2021.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What results should I expect after thigh lift surgery? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/thigh-lift/results. Accessed January 7, 2021.