What is a thigh lift?
People who undergo massive weight loss occasionally require one additional step to finalize their body transformation. Depending on the amount of time you carried the extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, hanging skin may be a separate concern if the skin was not able to adapt to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are especially areas of concern for a lot of people. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed offers surgical thigh lifts (also called thighplasty) to trim away excess skin on the outer or inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter look. This surgery has risen in popularity since it offers natural-looking results for patients fighting sagging skin on the thighs. To schedule your consultation, contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA.
"Feelin like a million bucks!! Thank you Dr. Ahmed for making this whole experience just so rewarding and wonderful! I LOVE how I look both in and out of clothes. You’ve changed my life! A mommy of 4 ( one set of twins) can look this goooood, I still can’t believe it!"- E.W. / Google / Sep 12, 2021
"From spongebob to kardashian is how I can best describe what Dr. Ahmed did for my body! No joke!! Just Wish I had done this a long time ago!! Dr. Ahmed can see what a patients body has the potential to look like, even when the patient can’t. That’s what my friend told me who also went to him! And it’s true!! Thanks Doc for the the smile that never leaves my face!"- T.L. / Google / Sep 08, 2021
"Just wanted to give a shout out to Dr. Ahmed for how bomb I look and feel! Didn’t think it was possible to be this shape and size!! He is the veryyy best out there!! Top it all off Dr. Ahmed is humble and just a really nice guy!"- S. / Healthgrades / Sep 07, 2021
"Gave me a successful hand surgery, and made time for me immediately , took a little while to show up but did a super fast easy operation"- M.S. / Yelp / Aug 26, 2021
"I had my surgery with Dr. Ahmed 1 month ago. I could’ve written this review a day after I was so happy with what he did! I had a tummy tuck and lipo on my neck/arms and thighs. I haven’t worked out a day yet and I look so toned. My tummy isn’t flat it’s concave! ! It wasn’t even like this when I was an athlete in my teens! I have been singing Dr. Ahmed’s praises to everyone! "- A. / Healthgrades / Aug 24, 2021
Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift
Thigh lift surgery is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that improves the appearance of excess skin. Thigh lift surgery is commonly performed on people who have lost at least 100 pounds. It's also helpful for older people who are battling loose skin due to age, as well as with women whose body weight changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have wrinkly, hanging, or loose skin on your upper thighs (outer, inner, or both), thigh lift surgery can be a big help.
Thigh Lift Technique
During a thigh lift at Omar Ahmed, M.D., general anesthesia is commonly used. A surgical incision is placed near the top portion of the thigh in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. This incision typically extends down to the midsection of the thigh. This allows enough room to perform liposuction (if necessary) to remove stubborn pockets of fat, as well as to excise all excess skin at the top of the thigh area. The skin will be stretched upward so it is taut and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be made in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed.
Follow-Up After Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is done, you will be monitored and then allowed to go home to begin your recovery. There is usually discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, many patients are able to get up and slowly walk, which is necessary for improved blood circulation and faster healing. The full recovery period usually lasts about 6 – 8 weeks. Although there will be some scarring, you will start to see improvements in the contour and shape of your thighs.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have extra skin on your thighs that causes embarrassment, we encourage you to contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to find out more about thighplasty. To meet your unique goals, a thigh lift can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries, such as abdominoplasty. Call our office today to book an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, and learn more about attaining a more toned appearance.
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