Thigh Lift Bellevue
The thigh Lift is a great procedure and the only procedure that can recontour the thigh to a great extent. It reduces the extra skin and fat that cannot be removed by liposuction alone. This procedure achieves a smoother look and a more pleasing contour for your thighs and lower body. Patients that have sagging skin from weight loss or large bulk with poor skin tone are good candidates. Liposuction is often combined with a thigh lift for the best contour of your lower body and thigh region.
Types of Thigh Lift
Liposuction: If the skin recoil is adequate certain patients may only need liposuction to reach the desired contour of the thigh. This will be determined by Dr. Parikh. Liposuction can debulk the area significantly and may avoid incisions which is a benefit in the ideal candidate.
Medial or inner Thigh Lift: The incision is limited to the groin creases as is on the inner part of the thigh. It is a good approach for skin laxity that is mild to moderate.
Longitudinal or Vertical Thigh lift: The incision is placed vertically down the thigh towards the knee. It is combined with the inner thigh lift to form a boomerang or T like incision. This incision is necessary to contour the thigh if there is a large amount of circumferential excess skin.
Candidates for Thigh Lift:
Candidates are relatively healthy and nonsmokers. If smoking, a minimum of 4 weeks stopping prior to surgery will improve the outcome. Candidates have excess skin and fat in the area. The thighs hang due to excess skin. If skin recoil is adequate you may be a candidate for liposuction alone and not require incisions. The type of thigh lift needed will be determined by Dr. Parikh at the time of consultation.
Thigh Lift Cost
Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Range is from $9000 to $10500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees. of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Postoperative Recovery after Thigh Lift
This is a same day procedure and the patient will go home that day after the procedure. After the procedure there may be some discomfort. Some swelling and bruising is normal. If liposuction is performed the garment will be worn for 6 weeks. The garment helps with swelling and skin recoil. Patients usually return to work after 2 weeks. Activity is semi restricted to optimize healing. Drains are placed only if a large amount of tissue is removed. These drains are usually removed within a week. Scars can change and fade up to one year. Dr. Parikh can discuss scar therapy treatments and how to optimize scar healing at the time of consultation.
Thigh lift Complications
- Wound Dehiscence
- Altered sensation
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.