What is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape the thighs by excising sagging and excess skin. This cosmetic procedure may also be used to reshape the silhouette of the lower body, resulting in smoother and better proportioned thighs.
The objective of this procedure is to tighten the inner thighs of patients who have undergone significant weight loss, and to reverse the impact that aging has on the elasticity of the skin. This procedure is designed to offer you sculpted thighs, through the removal of excess skin, and the restoration of firmer and slimmer thighs.
The term “thigh lift” can also be used to describe a different procedure that lifts the external thighs, a procedure usually performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck. In this section, we are describing a “medial thigh lift” or thigh lift of the inner thighs.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
You may be an ideal candidate for a thigh lift in Montreal if you:
- Have excess inner thigh skin following significant weight loss
- Have excess inner thigh skin due to aging
- Are not content with the current shape and appearance of your thighs
- Have stopped losing weight within the past year
What Does a Thigh Lift Procedure Consist of?
A typical thigh lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The location of the incision depends on your individual case.
For a thigh lift that is more focused on the upper third of the inner thighs, Dr. Alain Azzi will use incisions along the groin area. This technique is also known as the mini thigh lift technique and is best used for patients who have moderate skin laxity due to aging or moderate weight loss.
Following the incisions, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened.
For patients who have undergone significant weight loss, an incision that runs along the inner thigh is required. This technique allows more skin to be excised leading to more drastic results. The procedure ends with the excess skin being excised and tightened, to achieve the desired thigh contour.
Both techniques can be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat (in addition to removing excess skin).
For a visual guide concerning this procedure, please refer to the before/after picture gallery (courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
What is the Cost of a Thigh Lift?
The cost of an inner thigh lift generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed. Various other adjunctive procedures, such as liposuction, may impact the final cost.
Throughout the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will discuss your specific needs. A member of our patient care coordination department, will subsequently provide you with pricing information, concerning the cost of a Thigh Lift in Montreal.
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