INNER (MEDIAL) THIGH LIFT SURGERY AFTER WEIGHT LOSS
Patients with significant weight loss typically present with loose skin of the inner (medial) thighs. Unfortunately, even though some fat may be present, the quality of the skin makes liposuction ineffective in these patients. Therefore, a thigh lift (thigh plasty) will be required.
Traditionally, the incision for the thigh lift is placed in the groin area. Although this incision is well hidden, it simply cannot address the extent of the loose skin typically present in these patients. A vertical (inner) incision extending from the groin all the way down to the knee (if required) will allow the surgeon to maximally remove the loose skin. Once healed, the incision is well hidden inside the thigh. See below video for case study:
Best candidates for thigh lift are:
-People whose weight is relatively stable
-Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh
-Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
-Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
-Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 13 years of experience. His office is located in Orange County, California. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 714-834-0101.