More about Thigh Lifts
During Your Consultation
During your thigh lift consultation, Dr. Davis will assess your degree of sagging skin and decide on the best course of action, including how long the incision will be and the location. If excess fat is also a concern, he may recommend combining liposuction with your thigh lift procedure. He will also spend time listening to any concerns you have and discuss the scars that are necessary to perform this surgery.
Prior to going into surgery, Dr. Davis will mark your thighs for the thigh lift and where the scar will be placed discreetly on the inner side of the thigh and extending into the groin crease. He will also mark any areas for liposuction which is commonly done in addition to the skin removal for the best result.
Typically, the incision runs from the groin crease to the knee, and the excess skin is removed to reshape the legs and create a smoother appearance. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures, and often Dr. Davis places a drain. The surgery takes around 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
After surgery you will be placed in a compression garment and will return to the office the next day for us to check on you. Likely you will have a small drain tube in each leg to help remove extra fluid for the first week. We will continue to check on you as you recover and are of course here and available any day if you have any questions or concerns.
Recovery from a thigh lift takes about 2-3 weeks. It is important that you elevate your legs as much as possible and continue the compression garment to reduce swelling. You will want to take it easy those first few weeks to allow the incisions to heal. You can begin unrestricted activity at 8 weeks.
THIGH LIFT QUICK FACTS
WHAT IT DOES
Removes excess skin of the thighs and improves their shape and contour.
Q&A WITH DR. DAVIS
Dr. Davis believes that every patient is unique, and he uses a personalized, individual approach for each consultation and surgery. With his caring commitment to each one of his patients, he is dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, natural results.
- Dr. Davis is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
- His medical training and artistic eye blends art and medicine and science to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
- From the initial consultation to the last postoperative visit, Dr. Davis and his staff are committed to making every patient feel comfortable, cared for, and listened to.
Dr. Davis believes that every patient is unique. With his caring commitment to each patient, he is dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, natural results.