Thigh Lift Bellevue
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.
Just a few words about Dr. Rikesh Parikh. He was called in to Overlake Hospital to assist on a surgery on my wife’s thigh. He’s the most caring and compassionate doctor. He even drove 20 miles to see my wife in the rehab center, where she was for over a month, to make sure her wound was healing properly. Dr. Parikh has the most infectious smile and laugh that is truly sincere. There was always time for any questions that we had and never felt rushed. We feel very lucky to have had Dr. P assigned to my wife’s surgery, and can’t say enough wonderful things about him. We recommend him to anyone.J.H.
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.