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THE PROCEDURE

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. An anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia, which is recommended for this procedure. Smaller lifts can be done with IV sedation.

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HOW WE DO IT: TUTORIAL

Achieving excellent results with a thigh lift requires the surgeon to have significant skill and experience. The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:

  • Thigh size and shape
  • Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin
  • The degree of skin sagging

The procedure typically takes 2.5-4 hours depending on the individual and certain surgical variables.

There are four basic steps to a thigh lift.

Step 1 – Marking

While you are standing, Dr. Alexander makes careful measurements and markings on the thighs. This is arguably the most important part of the procedure, and requires skill, patience, experience, and a good eye for symmetry and detail so that the incisions will be precisely placed.

Step 2 – The incisions

Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed.

Medial thigh lift: Incisions are generally placed in the groin crease and extend posteriorly into the buttock crease.

Lateral thigh lift: Incisions are placed from the groin, around the outside of the thigh, to the buttock crease.

Circumferential thigh lift: The incision runs all the way around the upper thigh, with the middle portion hidden in the groin and buttocks crease. The lateral aspect of the incision is visible on the upper, outer thigh, and can usually be hidden under a swimsuit or underwear.

Longitudinal thigh lift: The incision runs vertically from the groin to the knee, on the medial aspect of the thigh.

Step 3 – Removing excess tissue

Excess fat and skin is removed, all the way down to the muscle. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures.

If fat is to be reduced during your thigh lift, it will either be excised directly with the skin or removed with liposuction. Depending on your specific conditions, incisions may be more limited.

Step 4 - Closing the incisions

The skin is smoothed over the new contour of your legs. Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures, and non-absorbable sutures that will be removed within 3-5 days following your thigh lift. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.


BEFORE AND AFTER




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