If you exercise to exhaustion and still are not seeing the results in your thighs you have hoped for, consider a thigh lift, or thighplasty, to fix those problem areas. Whether the skin of your thighs sags due to age, weight loss or you just want to have a more sculpted appearance, thighplasty can give you the look you want.
If the problem is that your thighs rub together when you walk and you are constantly reaching to that area to pull your shorts down because they ride up, a Medial Thigh Lift is the name of the surgery your doctor will choose to perform. An incision is made at the upper crease of the inner thigh, fat is removed and the skin pulled taut. Any extra skin is then trimmed away and the incision closed.
A Bilateral Thighplasty will take care of those saddlebags you have had so much trouble getting rid of. Your doctor will make an incision on the upper, outer part of your thigh, remove the fat and once again pull the skin tight and close the incision.
As with any surgery there are risks involved. Since these procedures are performed using a general anesthesia, if you have ever had a reaction to geeral anesthesia you should be sure to tell your doctor. Make sure you list any and all allergies to medication with your doctor so he or she can put it in your chart to make everyone aware of what they are so no mistakes can be made. Also make sure to tell them of any underlying medical conditions you have. Do not put yourself at risk, life is too important.
Your doctor should explain the procedure in full before you have anything done and you should schedule a work-up, called a history and physical, within three days before your surgery to make sure you are healthy enough to have the procedure done.
After your surgery, expect some localized pain, swelling and bruising to the areas worked on. The pain should be controllable with either over the counter pain relievers or a prescription analgesic prescribed by your doctor. The swelling and bruising can be treated with ice packs to the areas. If you develop a fever or unusual bleeding occurs, call your doctor right away.
Most surgeries of this type are done on an outpatient basis which means you will be able to go home the same day the procedure is done, as long as there are no complications. You should have someone else drive you to and from the hospital on the day of surgery and make sure you have someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. Expect your recovery to take up to several weeks and then you should slowly be able to resume your normal daily activities.
Choosing a thigh lift procedure for stubborn thigh areas that do not respond to diet and exercise can help you get the toned appearance you had when you were young.