Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

thigh lift surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer  thighs and or upper thighs.

Understanding Thigh Lift Surgery

Flabby thighs may remain after massive weight loss from bariatric surgery. Thighplasty can help. This plastic surgery procedure can reduce the amount of excess skin and fat in the thigh area, resulting in a slim, toned and taut thigh.

The aim of the thigh lift is to create thighs that are in proportion to the individual’s buttocks, abdomen and legs. From the rear view, the thigh and buttock are separated by a distinctly defined fold.

The front view should be smooth, highlighting the muscles. Ideally, the inner thigh should be flat and firm.

Thigh Lift Varieties

The laxity and skin excess will guide which type of incision and the vector of pull.

Upper vector of pull: Inner thigh lift.  The scar is hidden in the groing area and the excess ski n is pulled up.

Vertical thighplasty.  The most popular type of thigh lift surgery because this allows skin tightening in a circumferential way. , The incision will be placed from the groin, and extends to the inner knee.

Outer thigh lift.  The outer thigh lift involves an incision that extends from the groin around the hip.

Spiral thighplasty.  This newer technique will allow skin tightening in both directions veritical and circumferential. Direction. The incision is made below the buttocks, extending to the groin crease (where the thigh and pubic area meet).

Surgery Combinations

Thighplasty also can be performed at the same time as some other surgical procedures, like liposuction or lower body lift

Risks of Thighplasty

Any medical procedure comes with risks. Thigh lifts are no different. Scarring, bleeding infection, fluid accumulation and poor wound healing may occur. Other risks include blood clots, numbness, skin discoloration, fat necrosis or an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

There also could be major wound separation, persistent pain and / or recurrent skin looseness. In addition, there is a chance you may not be satisfied with the cosmetic result. Consult with us for thigh lift surgery in Johannesburg.