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Thigh Lift

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Thigh Lift

We often hear women describing their thighs as a problem area.

They tell us that no matter how much they exercise or diet, they just cannot lose fat or change the shape of their thighs.

While it is not always possible to target specific areas with diet and exercise, you can target problems areas with surgery.

Dr Cheng draws from both reconstructive and cosmetic disciplines to yield the most natural and beautiful results, tailored to your unique body shape.

By removing excess skin and fatty tissue, Dr Cheng is able to offer an improved shape and contour of your legs. This procedure is sometimes combined with others, such as breast lifts and arm lifts to complement your proportions.

Key Questions about Thigh Lift

Before Procedure

Who is a good candidate for the thigh lift?

The ideal Thigh Lift candidate will be a woman, or man, frustrated with the shape/size of their thighs. They should be in generally good health and with reasonable surgical expectations.

During Procedure

How is the thigh lift performed?

The surgeons will begin by making an incision along the inner thigh. From this, they will excise excess fatty tissue, sometimes employing Liposuction to further sculpt the area. The surgeons will then pull the remaining tissue taut. Dissolvable stitches and a compression garment will be placed for proper healing.

How long will the thigh lift take to perform?

The Thigh Lift normally takes between two to four hours to perform. This will vary however, on the extent of correction and technique used.

What are the risks of the thigh lift procedure?

When performed by an experienced provider, the Thigh Lift is considered safe. As it is an invasive procedure, the Thigh Lift does carry the risk of infection, scarring, bleeding, and poor wound healing.

After Procedure

Will the thigh lift leave scars?

Yes, the Thigh Lift will result in a scar, running laterally from the groin to the inner knee. While the scars are permanent, they will fade over time.

What can i expect during the thigh lift recovery?

Initially, the area may be red, with mild swelling. Mild discomfort, temporary numbness, and a tight feeling along the surgical site are normal side effects from the procedure. A compression garment may need to be worn for the first several days, to ensure proper healing.

Is the thigh lift painful?

Patients may note mild to moderate discomfort after the Thigh Lift; appropriate pain medications will be provided for a peaceful recovery.

When can i return to work after a thigh lift?

Patients normally feel well enough to return to work about seven to ten days after the Thigh Lift procedure.

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