Thigh Lift Southlake
As people age, their thighs may become dimpled, flabby and saggy. These changes are especially common in people who have lost a large amount of weigh due to bariatric surgery or other means. For patients who are dissatisfied with their thigh appearance, the renowned Southlake / Grapevine plastic surgery provider Dr. Bledsoe offers the thigh lift procedure. By removing excess skin and fat, thigh lift can help patients achieve slim, svelte thighs that they will be eager to display in tight jeans or shorts.
Candidates for Thigh Lift with Dr. Bledsoe
Men and women who are displeased with the appearance of their thighs due to saggy skin and fat are potential Grapevine / Southlake thigh lift candidates. In order to undergo surgery, patients must be in good general health, have a stable weight and possess realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve for them. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Bledsoe will carefully examine your anatomy and skin condition, review your medical history and discuss your aesthetic ideals in order to determine your candidacy for thigh lift.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
Depending on the extent of the procedure, Dr. Bledsoe may perform thigh lift as either an outpatient or inpatient procedure and may use either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The length of the procedure and/or hospital stay will also vary depending on the extensiveness of the treatment.
Dr. Bledsoe performs several types of thigh lift, including inner thigh lift, vertical thigh lift and outer thigh lift.
- Inner thigh lift involves an incision along the groin crease. The skin is then pulled up, tightened and sutured into place.
- Vertical thigh lift entails the surgical removal of a wedge of skin running vertically from the groin down to the inner knee on each leg.
- Outer thigh lift requires an incision from the groin to the hip. Dr. Bledsoe then removes skin and fat and tightens the remaining tissues.
Depending on Dr. Bledsoe’s recommendation, as well as the patient’s goals, two or more thigh lift procedures may be combined. In addition, thigh lift may be combined with other body sculpting procedures, such as liposuction and body lift, for a comprehensive body reshaping treatment.
Recovery from Thigh Lift in Grapevine / Southlake, Texas
Thigh lift is a major surgery and requires significant recovery time. Dr. Bledsoe’s Grapevine / Southlake thigh lift Patients will experience bruising, swelling and pain, especially for the first two or three days. Dr. Bledsoe will prescribe pain medications to make you more comfortable and will provide thorough instructions regarding postoperative care. Walking as soon as possible after surgery, even if it is painful, is important in order to prevent blood clots.
Dr. Bledsoe is a highly esteemed, board-certified Grapevine / Southlake plastic surgeon who is committed to providing top-quality cosmetic surgery procedures in a Christian environment. Besides thigh lift, he offers a wide variety of other body shaping procedures, such as tummy tuck, body lift and liposuction. In addition, he is a skilled Grapevine and Southlake mommy makeover and post-bariatric body sculpting surgeon.