Due to the normal aging process, massive weight loss or certain hereditary factors, the skin can lose its elasticity and start to sag. In fact, it is common for some people to experience sagging skin and stubborn deposits of fat throughout their thigh area as a result of one of these factors.
Unfortunately, once the skin’s elasticity has already been diminished, no amount of diet and exercise can restore it. Following a healthy diet and engaging in aerobic exercise can decrease a person’s overall percentage of body fat. In addition, weight training can help increase muscle tone. However, none of these healthy practices will help get rid of sagging skin and localized fat from the thigh area once they have already developed.
Nonetheless, there is a solution: thigh lift surgery in Newport Beach with Dr. Richard H. Lee. Dr. Lee offers thigh lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the thighs, providing patients with a sculpted contour in the upper-leg area. Call 949-548-9312 for a consultation.
What to Expect During Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia, either on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay. Once the general anesthesia has been administered for the patient’s comfort, Dr. Lee creates an incision on or near the thigh. The exact length, pattern and positioning of the incision varies, depending on the patient’s anatomical requirements and aesthetic objectives for surgery.
If the patient requires liposuction to remove excess fat from the thigh area, Dr. Lee does this first before making the needed surgical incision. One common thigh lift approach involves making the incision in the groin area. The incision extends down from the groin and wraps around the back side of the thigh.
After creating the incision, Dr. Lee removes the excess skin, and then places internal stitches to repair and tighten the underlying tissues. He pulls the leftover skin taught and re-drapes it over the newly sculpted thigh area. Finally, he closes the incision with sutures, and dresses the area with bandages as well as an overlying compression garment to reduce swelling and to provide additional support while healing.
Other thigh lift approaches include the modified medial thigh lift, which only requires a single incision in the groin area and is best suited for patients needing a lesser degree of body contouring throughout the thigh area. For patients who desire contouring throughout the outer thigh area, Dr. Lee places the required incision in the groin, extending around the outside of the hip. Again, Dr. Lee recommends a specific thigh lift and incision approach based on the individual needs of each patient.
Dr. Lee is an experienced body contouring surgeon who has helped many men and women achieve their ideal appearance. In some cases, he performs thigh lift at the same time as other procedures, such as arm lift, liposuction, tummy tuck and mommy makeover surgery.
Schedule a Thigh Lift Consultation
Dr. Richard H. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience performing thigh lift surgery at his Orange County practice. If you have been considering body contouring, you owe it to yourself to consult with a qualified, experienced surgeon.
Contact Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery at 949-548-9312 today for a consultation. Dr. Lee welcomes patients in Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine and nearby areas of California.