Different Techniques for Thigh Lift Surgery

There are so many things that can lead to issues with body contour and skin texture. Weight gain, weight loss, and even age can lead to wrinkles, loose skin, and unwanted flab. That’s where the Philadelphia, PA cosmetic surgeons of Jefferson Plastic Surgery can help. Dr. Steven E. Copit, Dr. Patrick J. Greaney, Jr., and Dr. Matthew P. Jenkins offer numerous treatment options to achieve tighter, smoother, and firmer skin.

For people experiencing issues with the lower extremities, the ideal option for treatment is thigh lift (thighplasty). Let’s go over the basics of the thigh lift and discuss different ways that it can be performed.

The Basic Goal of Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh lift surgery is designed to remove loose and sagging skin from the thigh area. This skin can be located anywhere along the thigh, which is why there are different surgical techniques that can achieve ideal results.

Thigh lift surgery is ideal for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight, women who’ve been through pregnancy and childbirth, and people who experience loose skin because of the aging process.

Types of Thigh Lift Surgeries

There are three types of thigh lift that can be performed. They are the inner thigh lift, the medial thigh lift, and the bilateral thigh lift.

Inner Thigh Lift Surgery

The inner thigh lift targets loose skin located along the lower portion of the inner thigh.

Medial Thigh Lift Surgery

The medial thigh lift targets loose skin and unwanted fat located along the upper portion of the inner thigh.

Bilateral Thigh Lift Surgery

The bilateral thigh lift targets loose skin located along the front and outer parts of the thigh.

Incision Locations for Thigh Lift Surgery

The incision location for thigh lift surgery can vary based on the type of surgery you undergo.

  • Inner Thigh Lift Incisions - One incision method for this type of thigh lift involves an incision that begins along the groin and extends down, wrapping along the groin area to the back of the patient’s thigh. There are other incision methods that involve variations on this groin incision depending on the needs of the patient.
  • Outer Thigh Lift Incisions - For the outer thigh lift, incisions will usually start along the groin wrapping upward along the hip to the lower back area.

The right incision technique and the extent of the incisions made can be discussed during the consultation process. We can also go over a patient’s problems with excessive scarring in the past and how the procedure can be modified if this is an issue.

Developing the Ideal Thigh Lift for You

As you can see, there are different ways that a thigh lift can be tailored to the meet the needs of patients. Our team is here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. When you stop by the practice, we’ll be sure to answer all questions you may have about the thigh lift and how it can benefit you.

Contact Jefferson Plastic Surgery

To learn more about thigh lift surgery and why it may be the ideal procedure for you and your needs, be sure to contact our skilled team of cosmetic plastic surgeons. Our team looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

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Jefferson Plastic Surgery is located on the corner of 9th and Walnut streets in Center City, Philadelphia on the 15th floor of the Wills Eye Hospital Building.

Jefferson Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street - 15th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 625-6630
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