INNER THIGH LIFT

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OVERVIEW

The cruroplasty procedure is performed with intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.  One technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. Another technique removes excess skin from the groin down to the knee using an incision along the inseam.You may also qualify for a minimal incision inner thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Dr. Ricardo Vega will determine what’s appropriate. Closing the incision deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesive tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

Who is a good candidate for thigh lift surgery?

In general, candidates for a thigh lift are:

  • People whose weight is relatively stable
  • Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner (medial) thigh region and/or the outer (lateral) thigh
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Nonsmokers
  • 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

How should I prepare for thigh lift surgery?

In preparing for thigh lift surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements or other medications that may increase bleeding

Thigh lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center or a hospital.

If your thigh lift is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

THE PROCEDURE

thigh lift procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, degree of correction and patient and surgeon preference.

Inner thigh lift incision

One technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh.

Another technique removes excess skin from the groin down to the knee using an incision along the inseam.

You may also qualify for a minimal incision inner thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Your plastic surgeon will determine what’s appropriate.

Medial thigh lift incision

Outer thigh lift incision

Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip and across the back.

Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

Outer thigh lift incision

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesive tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results

The smoother tighter contouring that results from a thigh lift is apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising. Get more information about thigh lift results.

RECOVERY AND RESULTS

During your recovery from thigh lift surgery, dressings/bandages may be applied to your incisions following the procedure. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months. You should limit strenuous activity for at least six weeks. Dr. Ricardo Vega will give you specific instructions for your individual recovery. Following these instructions can help speed up your recovery, and reduce the risk of any post-surgery complications.

The results of a smoother tighter contouring that results from a thigh lift is apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising.

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I am Ricardo Vega Montiel and I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico, I have spent a lifetime getting the expertise, education, training and experiencing hundreds of procedures throughout my career, I am also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery…SEE MORE

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"I had a amazing experience"
One of the most talented doctor inTijuana Mexico.he was able to fix the previous problem and made me feel very confident. I search for a good doctor in Mexico for a while. Really believe that price for plastic surgery inUS overpriced and a lot of doctors do not pay detailed attention to clients requests. Dr Vega is exceptional he listened and give you his opinion Worth to travel and wait for him . Very clean and professional environment Really recommend him . Thank you dr Ricardo
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"Exceptional care"
The care was exceptional, better than in the States. Dr Vega is absolutely devoted to his patients and clearly to his practice. He is the most dedicated doctor Ive ever seen, including my own plastic surgeon brother in N.Y. The recovery time took longer than I expected, but I am 61 yrs old and had alot done-facelift, eyes, and nose. I am happy with the results with one slight minor detail- There is still a horizontal line between my eyes, that I wanted filled so it wouldnt appear. This is why not 5 stars. Everything else looks great. I look much younger. This took at least 20 years off my age (with exception of horizontal line betw eyes)I would highly recommend Dr Vega, at about one third less than the surgeons in Michigan.
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