Thigh Lift in Corpus Christi, TX
Whether as a result of age, lifestyle, or life events (such as pregnancy or weight loss), many people find themselves upset with the appearance of their thighs. Excess fat and sagging skin can make many patients feel self-conscious and embarrassed, and in addition to the psychological toll, this cosmetic condition can keep many people from wearing the clothes they want to wear as well as keep them from participating in many of the activities (such as competitive or recreational sports) that they love.
A thigh lift helps to correct these cosmetic issues by getting rid of excess fat and skin on the upper portion of the legs. This surgical procedure can help give men and women the more toned and contoured appearance that they desire.
Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele offers thigh lift surgery as well as other cosmetic procedures for patients who live in or around Corpus Christi, Texas, and he is currently accepting new clients. Call our office at (361) 888-7417 today to schedule a consultation.
Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
While the majority of thigh lift patients are women, this procedure can help both men and women who are frustrated with the appearance of their thighs. Thigh lift surgery can address many concerns with the legs, including fat in the inner thigh and/or outer thigh as well as the hips (to help correct the appearance of “saddlebags”).
Every patient’s aesthetic concerns (including the location of the fat and sagging skin on the legs) varies, so if you think you may be a candidate for thigh lift surgery, make sure to schedule your consultation as soon as you can. At your thigh lift consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic concerns, and Dr. Vijay will be able to examine your thighs to determine the best surgical plan for you.
The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are non-smoking men and women who are in good general health but struggle with fat and sagging skin in their thighs. Candidates should also have realistic expectations about their results.
How Is Thigh Lift Surgery Performed?
Thigh lift surgery is performed under either local anesthesia or general anesthesia (which is more common) to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Once the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Vijay will make the incision in your leg. The exact placement and length of this incision depends on the specific correction needed, though it usually begins near the groin and extends down the inside of the thigh.
Through this incision, Dr. Vijay will remove stubborn fat from your thighs and trim any excess skin from the area. Once the incisions are closed with sutures, you will be able to begin your thigh lift recovery.
What Is Recovery Like After a Thigh Lift?
You will have pronounced swelling and bruising in the area immediately after your procedure. Your legs (especially in the surgical location) may feel tight and sore. Medication can be taken to relieve any pain you feel. Occasionally, you may have drainage tubes in your legs to release any fluid that has accumulated during the procedure — these tubes will be removed at your follow-up appointment after about a week. With abdominoplasties and other surgeries, Dr. Vijay now uses a new technique that requires drainage tubes to be used very rarely.
It is important that you follow all post operative instructions, including wearing your prescribed compression garments, as these will help reduce swelling and promote healing.
During your recovery, you need to allow your body to rest and heal. This means avoiding any strenuous activity, including lifting heavy objects. After 2 to 3 weeks, it is important that you begin light activity, such as short, slow walks and stretching, as this movement helps promote blood circulation in your body, which can lessen blood clot risks while improving your overall recovery.
What Results Can I Expect After My Thigh Lift?
The stunning results that thigh lift surgery offers are not merely limited to your physical appearance. While you can look forward to smaller, more contoured and defined thighs that allow you to wear clothing and participate in activities you’ve always wanted to, you can find yourself feeling more comfortable and confident in the way you look and feel.
The results from thigh lift surgery are long lasting, though it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure to ensure that your results last as long as you want. This means eating a balanced diet and regularly exercising.
Interested in Thigh Lift Surgery in Corpus Christi, TX?
If you are frustrated with the look and feel of your upper legs, contact us today by calling 361-888-7417 or by filling out our online form to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you learn more about this procedure so that you can achieve the appearance you’ve always desired.