The Thigh Lift Procedure
A thigh lift is performed on an outpatient basis. Lifting the inner thighs requires incisions extending from the medial part of the thigh/groin crease around to the buttock crease. Lateral or anterior thigh lifts can be performed as separate procedures for some patients – only a personal consultation will reveal what procedure will create the look you want. The procedure typically involves the following steps:
You will be administered anesthetic so the procedure is comfortable. You may have intravenous or general anesthetic, as advised by your surgeon.
Dr. Alizadeh places the incisions—the location and extent of which will vary based upon the amount of excess fat, tissue, and skin to be addressed.
The excess fat, tissue and skin is removed, and the skin tightened to reshape the appearance of your thighs with Colle’s fascial suspension. This is a critical step that sets apart the outcome between different centers based on how it is executed.
Dr. Alizadeh closes the incisions in a precise, layered manner with his innovative ratcheting suture technique ensuring there is no tension on the outer layer. The incision is then covered by a mesh glue and transparent dressing. This produces a scar that, over time, becomes extremely difficult to detect.