A thigh lift is performed to correct sagging skin and fat of the inner thighs. An incision in the groin crease is used to excise the redundant skin and fat. This excision could extend all the way around the leg, pulling up three to four inches of thigh skin and fat, thus reducing the sagging and possibly improving the “cellulite” and/or bubbling appearance of the skin of the upper thigh. Sometimes, a vertical incision is used, which extends from the inside of the thigh from the groin to above the knee.
What to expect from the thigh lift near Dearborn and West Bloomfield:
|Anesthesia||Usually local with IV sedation|
|Length of Surgery||2 to 3 hours|
|In/Outpatient||Generally out-patient in our accredited on-site surgery center or in a hospital setting.|
|Recovery||Back to work in 2-4 weeks – strenuous exercise and activities such as sports must be restricted for six to eight weeks.
|Fading of Scars||Several months to one year.|
|Duration of Results||Thigh lift results are usually permanent although gravity, aging, and weight changes may affect your results.|
Risks involved with Body Contouring Surgery
No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes body contouring surgery like a thigh lift in Dearborn. Although cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure, every patient must understand that these procedures are real surgical operations that involve the potential for complications. However, most cosmetic surgery procedures are categorized as low risk when performed in an accredited facility, by a board certified plastic surgeon with the appropriate training qualifications.
Surgical risks can be categorized broadly into general risks and specific risks. General risks are the potential complications that are common to all surgical procedures, such as infection, bleeding, wound healing problems, and anesthetic complications. Specific risks are the potential complications that are unique to the specific facial surgery operations. A more detailed discussion about the specific risks and general risks of your specific facial procedure will be carried out during your surgical consultation.
The risk of complications from a facial surgery can be minimized with a combination of the proper knowledge, skill, sound surgical practices and by closely following your surgeon’s instructions on follow-up care during the recovery period.
With an established track record of over 70 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned a reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation, during which you can discuss body contouring and tour our facility, including our in-site operating facility.