Thigh Lift Houston - Thighplasty
What is a thigh lift?
Thigh lift Houston also known as thighplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess skin from the inner thigh (inner thigh lift or medial thigh lift), outer thigh (outer thigh lift), or knee (knee lift). This condition usually occurs after significant weight loss, which results in stretch marks and sagging skin.
Who is a good candidate for a thigh lift?
You are a good candidate for a thigh lift procedure if you have loose skin of inner thigh, knee, or outer thigh. A good test is to pull on the thigh skin and observe if the sagginess is corrected. During your consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will examine you to determine if the thigh lift suits you.
Where is the incision for the thigh lift Houston placed?
The outer thigh lift surgery incision is placed over the hip, often as an extension of the tummy tuck incision. The same incision can be extended back to do a buttock lift if necessary. There are two surgical techniques to perform the inner thigh lift: the groin crease incision and the inner thigh longitudinal incision. The groin crease incision can only lift the upper third of the inner thigh. Any attempt to lift more skin will result in unsightly widened groin scars. The inner longitudinal surgical technique can correct excess inner thigh skin all the way down to the knees if needed. The scar is hidden on the thigh’s inner aspect and heals exceptionally well.
Why choose Dr. Ahmadi to perform your thigh lift Houston?
Dr. Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston TX, who has been in practice since 2002. His passion for body contouring started early in his career. His pioneering work to combine tummy tuck and liposuction culminated in the LipoTuck procedure.
Will I have a drain after my thigh lift?
Dr. Ahmadi does not use drains for the thigh lift procedure. Avoiding unnecessary drains results in less discomfort and quicker recovery.
Can I get liposuction instead of a thigh lift Houston?
Liposuction and thigh lift achieve different objectives but are very powerful if combined together. Liposuction is all you need if you have bulging tissue and no sagging skin. Liposuction removed excess fat. However, liposuction cannot tighten loose skin. Only surgical excision can remove sagging skin. With that being said, Dr. Ahmadi often adds liposuction to thigh lift to achieve better contouring. During your consultation, Dr. Ahmdai will examine and determine which procedure suits you.
How long is the recovery for a thigh lift?
Following our detailed postoperative instructions is important to ensure quick recovery. Swelling begins to subside after five days and, for the most part, resolves by week six. You must wear a compression garment for six weeks after surgery to minimize swelling. We strongly recommend that you avoid strenuous activities during this time.
How long after the procedure are the photos taken?
We take thighplasty photos six weeks after the procedure.
Where does Dr. Ahmadi perform the thighplasty procedure?
Dr. Ahmadi performs the thigh lift procedure at Sweetwater Surgery Center. This facility is Qudad-A certified.
Do I go home the same day of my surgery?
Yes, you go home the same day after your thighplasty and will have a follow-up appointment the next day.
Any recommendations for patients from out of town?
For your convenience, you may choose to do a virtual consultation. If you decide to proceed with the surgery, we ask you to come for a face-to-face consultation. Following your procedure, we recommend you stay in town for 3-5 days. Please call us for recommendations for accommodations nearby.
When can I drive after thigh lift surgery?
Driving short distances ten days after surgery is Ok.
Will I need help after my surgery?
We recommend having a caregiver around for five days after your thigh lift procedure.
Are there any limitations that should be followed after the operation?
Going back to a desk job ten days after the thigh lift is Ok. However, if your job requires you to be physically active, you should wait for six weeks after the surgery. For the first six weeks post-surgery, you should refrain from lifting, pulling, or pushing anything heavier than five pounds.
Will I have any restrictions after my surgery?
Lifting, pulling, or pushing more than 5 lbs. for six weeks post-surgery will have dipterous consequences. Furthermore, we advise against any activity that increases your heart rate.
Will I develop Keloids after my thigh lift?
Dr. Ahmadi will keep an eye on the situation to ensure that keloids do not form during or after a surgical procedure, offering ways to prevent their occurrence.
How long is the procedure?
Thigh lift surgery typically lasts between 2-3 hrs. This varies from patient to patient and patient and mostly depends on the amount liposuction and skin excised.
Do you have financing available for thigh lift surgery?
We accept financing through Alpheon Credit, Care Credit, United Medical Credit, and Advance Care Card.
Will my skin sag again after thighplasty?
If you maintain a stable weight, neither the fat nor the loose will t return after your thigh lift.