The Thigh Lift Procedure
There are two different types of thigh lifts that can be performed today, including the medial (inner) thigh lift and the lateral (outer) thigh lift.
Medial Thigh Lift
An incision is created in the groin area, and excess fat and skin are removed. Liposuction may be included as well to sculpt the thighs. The area from the groin to the knee is re-contoured for a more youthful and proportionate thigh appearance.
Vertical Medial Thigh Lift
An incision is created down the inside of the leg and allows for the removal of skin in the vertical and horizontal planes allowing for more dramatic results.
During your consultation with Dr. Cusimano, you will discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals to help determine whether a medial or lateral thigh lift is more appropriate for you.
What to Expect After a Thigh Lift
Following your thigh lift procedure, bruising, swelling, and soreness is to be expected. You may have compression garments, which should be worn as directed to help reduce any swelling. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. For the first two weeks, patients should only engage in light activities, and avoid bending over. Patients should avoid heavy lifting and jogging for 6-8 weeks, though driving and walking can typically be resumed after the first 2-3 weeks. Be sure to follow Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions for the best possible results.