Thigh Lift in San Diego, CA
If you want toned, streamlined thighs, including a thigh gap, your cosmetic solution may be a thigh lift performed at Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, and serving residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and nearby communities in California.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes fatty bulges as well as loose skin from the inner or outer thighs to create a more toned, streamlined contour.
How can a Thigh Lift improve my appearance?
Extreme weight loss, or simply the natural aging process, may result in bulges of fatty deposits and loose, hanging skin on the inner of outer things. You may have fatty bulges on the inside of the thighs that create friction by rubbing together when you walk. A thigh lift procedure extracts these fatty pockets from the thighs and removes sagging skin to produce a toned, firm thigh contour that appears more youthful and attractive.
How can I get a Thigh Gap?
The thigh lift procedure, when performed on the inner thighs in patients that are close to their ideal weight, produces the desired thigh gap effect by reducing bulges of fatty tissue at the top of the inner thighs.
Who is a good candidate for a Thigh Lift?
The best candidates for a thigh lift are healthy adults who maintain a stable weight but want to eliminate sagging skin or excess fatty pockets in the area of the inner or outer thighs. In younger patients with fatty deposits and bulges who still have healthy and firm skin tone, liposuction alone may be used to successfully tone and contour the thighs. If you are undergoing dramatic weight loss, it is best to wait until you have reached your ideal weight to undergo a thigh lift procedure, as future weight loss may impact the results of your surgery by creating the need to remove additional sagging skin.
What happens during a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and surgical incisions. Every thigh lift procedure is customized to each patient and depends on factors such as age, weight, and overall condition of your skin.
The scar for an inner thigh lift may be located just in the crease where the inner thigh meets the groin, or this may be combined with a vertical scar that extends from the groin area down towards the inner knee.
An outer thigh lift involves an incision along the lateral hip which allows tightening of the outer thigh skin towards the flank. These procedures may be performed in combination with liposuction.
What can I expect during recovery from a Thigh Lift?
You should plan to have someone drive you home after the procedure and provide general care at home for a few days as you recover from the effects of anesthesia and the initial soreness resulting from the procedure. Most swelling and discomfort will naturally subside after a few days. The inner thigh incision makes it uncomfortable to sit for the first few weeks so even going to the bathroom can be difficult at first.
You will be required to wear a compressive garment on the thighs for approximately three to four weeks after which time light physical activities may be resumed. After the initial recovery period of three to four weeks, you may gradually resume more strenuous physical activity.
Will I have visible scars after a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift produces very fine hairline scars that are camouflaged to minimize visibility. These scars usually fade in a few months and become barely visible.
How much does a Thigh Lift cost in San Diego?
The cost of the thigh lift procedure depends on the extent of your procedure. Cosmetic procedures such as a thigh lift are usually not covered by health insurance. Pollack Plastic Surgery provides easy financing options through CareCredit® as well as flexible payment options to help patients manage the costs of cosmetic procedures.
If you are interested in toning and firming your thighs, or achieving a thigh gap, contact Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, and serving residents in nearby communities such as La Jolla, Alpine, and surrounding areas in Southern California to learn how a thigh lift may improve and rejuvenate your thighs and overall appearance.