Thigh Lift Gainesville FL

Thigh Lifts and Reductions

Having slim, sculpted thighs doesn't have to be just a dream. If you aren't getting the results you want from diet and exercise, then a thigh lift might be right for you.

Patients turn to thigh lift, or thigh reduction surgery, to remove excess fat and tissue from their thighs that they can't seem to get rid of through diet and exercise. Thigh lifts in Gainesville FL performed by Dr. Poser not only remove the unwanted fat, but firm-up the muscles in the upper thighs as well.

There are three types of thigh reduction or thigh lift surgeries. They are:

  • Medial Thigh Lift: This procedure trims unwanted tissue and fat from the upper part of the patient's inner thigh.
  • Inner Thigh Lift: This operation removes fat and tissue from the inner part of the thigh. It's often done for older patients who have lost some suppleness in this part of the body.
  • Bilateral Thigh Lift: A bilateral thigh lift tightens the skin in the outside and front of the thigh.

People who are possible candidates for thigh lifts and reductions are otherwise healthy and have realistic expectations about what thigh lifts can do for them. During an initial consultation, Dr. Poser will take the patient's medical history, measurements and photographs to help him find the best way to treat the patient.

Thigh Lift: The Surgery

During a thigh lift surgery, the patient will have a sedative delivered intravenously. The doctor will then make an incision, and the placement of the incision will depend on the type of surgery. With an inner thigh lift, the surgeon will make the incision at the meeting of the pubic area and the thigh. Then, an area of skin and possibly fat will be removed, and the skin in the area will be tightened. A thigh lift surgery usually lasts about three hours. The incisions will be closed with both internal sutures and external sutures to close the skin. They will then be covered with dressings and bandages, and the patient will also be fitted with compression bandages.

Thigh Lift Recovery

As with all invasive surgeries, the patient will experience some bruising and swelling for the first days after the operation. The external stitches will be removed after about a week, and the internal stitches will be taken out after a fortnight. The return to work date will vary for each patient depending on what type of thigh lift procedure was performed as well as the type of employment the patient has.

The results of thigh lifts and reductions are long lasting and can be seen very soon after the operation.

Schedule a Thigh Lift Consultation in Gainesville, FL

If you think a thigh lift if right for you, contact Poser Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Poser is a board-certified surgeon and is ready to help you achieve the appearance of your dreams.