Thigh lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Schleicher can choose between a variety of incisions to meet your personal preference or clothing needs. Generally, short incisions are made at the top of the thigh, in the groin crease, and extended around to the back along the buttock crease, allowing Dr. Schleicher to lift the inner thighs. During your consult, Dr. Schleicher will discuss the variety of incisions available to solve your specific problem area and give you the best result.
Following surgery, you will be sent home in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and protect the area. You will wear this garment for the first few weeks. Oral pain medication will be prescribed to help manage any discomfort you experience in the first few days. Plan on having a friend or family member available to help you for the first few days following your procedure. You can expect to be back to work in about a week. Any bruising and swelling should diminish in about a month. You can expect to resume most normal activities in 6 to 8 weeks and see final results in about 6 months.
Deciding if a thigh lift is right for you and the specific risks involved can only be determined after a consultation with Dr. Schleicher . All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally, while major complications are unusual. If you're interested in more information on thigh lift or would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a free consultation by calling our office at 804-282-4940.
A thigh lift is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by health insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.