Lower Body Contouring for Improved Shape and Tone
Dr. Matt Chhatre performs thigh lift surgery at his Kansas City area clinic for patients who wish to improve the shape and tone of their thighs.
After losing weight, skin covering certain areas of the body can lose its elasticity, resulting in sagging, dropping skin. If the skin on your inner thighs is sagging, a thigh lift operation can tighten the skin and increase the smoothness of the area’s natural contour. A thigh lift can be performed alone or as part of a complete body contouring procedure. To learn if you are a good candidate and if a thigh lift can help make your thighs appear more shapely, contact our practice serving Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, and Overland Park today.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
A thigh lift begins with anesthesia, administered to ensure your comfort during the surgery. Next, the surgeon will make the incision in your thigh. One widely-used technique is to place the incision in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. Another technique involves an incision that instead follows the outer thigh up along the hip. In either case, underlying tissue will be reshaped and tightened. Excess skin and fat will be removed and the remaining skin will be re-draped, giving you proportionate, smoother body contours.
You will experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but the positive results will be immediately apparent. You may need to wear a compression garment in the weeks following the operation to support the tissue as it heals as part of your thigh lift recovery. The results of the procedure are relatively permanent. Though aging will cause your skin to slowly continue sagging, you will not experience significant degradation of your contours or the smoothness of your skin following the procedure.
Risks of Thigh Lift Surgery
Like any surgical procedure, there is a degree of risk involved in undergoing a thigh lift. Candidates should be aware of potential complications, which include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, blood clots and persistent pain.
Select a Qualified Surgeon
If you are considering thigh lift surgery, the best way to avoid complications and achieve satisfying, long-term results is to select a qualified, reputable surgeon. Dr. Matt Chhatre holds many honored distinctions in the plastic surgery community, and years of experience delivering outstanding results for his patients. He is a certified plastic surgeon, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, a fellow at the AmericanCollege of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Learn More about Thigh Lift Surgery
If you are feeling self-conscious about sagging skin and excess fat in your thighs, a thigh lift can restore the shape and tone you want while boosting your confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about how a thigh lift at our Kansas City practice can make you look and feel excellent, please contact our office today.