Thighplasty (thigh lift) is a procedure to improve the appearance of your thighs by removing excess skin and fat. After losing a significant amount of weight, many patients complain of excess skin between their thighs. This skin can get in the way of excercise and other activities performed during the day. The excess fat in the thigh region may also be problematic for those trying to get rid of this fat with exercise. The thighs are considered one of the “hard to treat” areas with exercise and diet. Therefore, a thighlift with liposuction may be required to adequately treat this area. Knee fat is also a concern of many patients and this area is treated very well with liposuction. Treating the knees can be done simultaneously with the thighs. Having received the Patients’ Choice Award from patients rating Baltimore plastic surgeons, Dr. Schreiber is devoted to his patients and to achieveing all of their aesthetic goals. If you live in or near Baltimore, thigh lift plastic surgeon, Dr. Schreiber, can help you in exploring options to improve the appearance of your thighs, please contact Dr. Schreiber via an email appointment request or call his office at (410) 902-9800 to schedule a consultation.
Reasons for considering Thighplasty (thigh lift):
Improve contour of inner and outer thighs
Remove excess skin of thighs
Decrease redness and irritation of thigh skin after exercise
Thighplasty (thigh lift) – General Procedure
Dr. Schreiber will fully assess your areas of concern to determine whether you need removal of excess skin or liposuction or both. In order to remove excess skin, Dr. Schreiber will make incisions in the groin area or down the inside part of the thigh for removal of larger amounts of skin. If only fat needs to be removed, Dr. Schreiber will use liposuction through very small incisions in several places of the thighs and legs.
The entire procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, but if you combine several procedures with your thigh lift you may need to stay overnight in the hospital. The thigh lift will take approximately 1-3 hours depending on the extent of the surgery. After your thigh lift, Baltimore plasic surgeon, Dr. Schreiber, will place small drains underneath the skin to remove any excess fluid. This will help to improve healing and to prevent infection from setting in. Follow-up in the office is done one week afterward with more post-operative visits to be determined by Dr. Schreiber.
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Dr. Schreiber performs thighplasty (thigh lifts) and other cosmetic surgery procedures at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland and at the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland. Both of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Thighplasty (thigh lift) – Recovery
Recovery from a thigh lift involves about 1 week off of work and 2 weeks from exercise. Every patient is unique and more or less time may be required for complete recovery. The bandages are removed at one week, and showering is resumed after the drains are removed. The drains are removed in the office one week after surgery. Scar therapy will then be started and Dr. Schreiber will review the details of this with you in the office.