A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and fat from the thigh.
Patients will often undergo a thigh lift when they have lost a significant amount of weight. The loss of skin elasticity is magnified after significant weight loss. Most surgical techniques focus on excision of excess skin and tightening what remains.
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Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the President of Face And Body Plastic Surgery. He has gained expertise in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery over the last 28 years. He has been named one of America’s Best Physicians in “The Guide to Top Doctors.” for more than 10 years.
By skillfully performing thigh lifts and other surgical treatments for the body, Dr. Izquierdo strives to create a sculpted toned profile for his patients.
"Our goal is to enhance your thigh shape, and produce an appropriate balance with your other features."
Dr. Izquierdo believes that the finest aesthetic outcomes are achieved through a close doctor/patient collaboration, which is why he schedules extensive consultations with all of his patients. Dr. Izquierdo takes the time to carefully evaluate each patient, learn about each patient's aesthetic goals, and develop an individualized surgical plan.
From start to finish the entire experience couldn’t have been easier. Consultations were never rushed. All aspects of surgery were discussed and I felt completely at ease with my decision. Two months after surgery and I couldn’t be happier.
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Having surgery of any kind is scary, but Dr. Izquierdo is very comforting and reassuring making this very first elective experience easier.
A thigh lift will elevate and remove lax excess skin and fat of the anterior and medial thigh. This surgical procedure is done in an ambulatory surgical center under general anesthesia. The procedure usually requires 2-3 hours to complete. Incisions are placed in the natural crease between the thigh and pubic area. In patients with massive weight loss, a vertical incision down the inside part of the thigh may be required. Drains may be used depending on the specific procedure.
"Have had a wonderful experience from the first appointment all the way through from the office staff to Dr. Izquierdo. I feel wonderful and love my new look!"
Post operative recovery usually requires 10-14 days. Those patients with children needing close attention, are encouraged to acquire additional or surrogate help for their child care during the early post operative period. Scars are rarely troublesome but patients should be aware that scarring is sometimes unpredictable.
Complications, although rare, may extend your recovery time. Infection, blood clots, and numbness may occur.
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