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Thigh Lift

Loose skin and/or excess fat in the thigh area is a common problem, especially for those who have lost a great deal of weight. It can also simply be the result of genetics. In both cases, a thigh lift—also known as “thighplasty”— effectively slims, smooths and reshapes the thighs. An advanced procedure, a thigh lift can help create the beautiful, proportional profile you have always wanted. Dr. Beck has performed a great number of successful thigh lifts that have helped his patients achieve a more attractive figure.

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Who is a candidate for a thigh lift in Charlotte?

Someone who is self-conscious about the appearance of their thighs and has any of the following conditions may be a candidate for a thigh lift in Charlotte:

  • Loss of skin elasticity in the thighs, resulting in sagging skin
  • A dimpled or “orange peel” appearance to the skin
  • A dramatic improvement to the appearance of the thighs when the lax skin is lifted

As with any elective surgical procedure, the best candidates are those who are in overall good health and free of any serious, pre-existing medical conditions. However, the best way to determine eligibility is to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Beck, who will review your medical history and evaluate your current condition.

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How is thigh lift surgery performed?

Most thigh lift procedures take several hours. They are typically performed on an outpatient basis, under general or local anesthesia. However, this depends on the complexity of the surgery. If more than one type of incision is used or multiple procedures are performed, or for patient safety, the surgery may be done as an in-patient.

Exercise and dieting will, of course, reduces excess fat and strengthen the thigh muscles. This does not, however, necessarily result in the ideal contouring. The advantage of thigh lift surgery is that there are several different incision patterns possible, to create a beautifully-shaped thigh. During the consultation, Dr. Beck will work with you to determine which procedure(s) will produce the desired result. These include:

Inner thigh lift

The (relatively short) incisions are made in the fold in the groin area.

Vertical thigh lift

The incisions begin at the groin and continue, vertically, to the inner knee.

Outer thigh lift

The incisions begin at the groin and are carried around the hip.

Combination thigh lift

A combination thigh lift may include more than one thigh lift procedure, and/or be performed with other procedures, such as a butt lift. The type(s) of incision(s) will be determined at the time of the consultation.

Recuperation

Recovery time after a thigh lift depends on the complexity of the procedure. However, one to three weeks off from work is typical. As with any surgery, swelling, bruising and redness can be expected, but pain medication and compression garments will help minimize this. To drain excess fluid and reduce swelling, drainage tubes may be inserted for the first few days after surgery. Immediate results are apparent, but the final shape is visible at approximately three months.

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Other Options

Dr. Beck has performed countless surgical procedures to help his patients achieve a more beautiful body shape. Candidates for a thigh lift may also be considered for other contouring surgeries, such as liposuction, an arm lift, a post-bariatric body lift, or a breast lift or augmentation procedure.

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