Following a significant loss of weight, your legs and thighs can suffer from large, sagging flaps of excess skin. Unfortunately, this is a common side effect of losing large amounts of fat. Because the skin has been stretched out, once your body is back to a smaller size, the skin left behind can often lack the elasticity to tighten back up to areas of the body such as the thighs. A thigh lift with New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcel Scheinman, is a body contouring surgery that can help to tighten the skin around your thighs for a slimmer, sexier look for your legs.
What is a Thigh Lift?
You may be left with loose, sagging skin around your thighs as a result of several factors including weight loss, pregnancy or aging. While diet and exercise can help to build muscle and burn fat, there is not a whole lot that can be done about the excess skin without surgical intervention. It is similar to the way that a sweater that has been stretched out will often not return to its former fit without some good tailor-work.
When excess skin is left draping over your thighs following massive weight loss, surgery is required to tone and tighten the look of your legs. For this, thigh lift surgery in Lawrence or Rego Park, NY is required to remove the excess skin so that it can wrap around your legs nicely for a firm look and feel.
The thigh lift however is not intended for the removal of stubborn fat. However, if this is also a concern of yours, Dr. Scheinman can perform your surgery together with liposuction.
How Does a Thigh Lift Work?
The thigh lift surgery in NY works a lot like other body contouring procedures that are used to treat different areas of your body and is often performed as part of a combination surgery. Dr. Scheinman will begin removing the draping skin from around your thighs by making an incision within the groin. This incision pattern is effective in minimizing future scar visibility. From this location, Dr. Scheinman can reshape the underlying tissue and remove excess skin to achieve a slim, toned contouring for your legs.
Thigh Lift Results and Recovery
Dr. Scheinman will provide you with detailed care instructions to help you throughout recovery. It may take a couple weeks before you are able to return to work, but you should feel well enough to walk around within about 2-3 days. Just make sure to take things easy in order to prevent unnecessary complications.
You will need to take some time off of work as you recover from your procedure. Surgical drains and compression garments may be placed in order to help with healing and to minimize swelling. Your legs will continue to heal over time, appearing younger and more toned as bruising and swelling fades.
NYC Thigh Lift Surgery
Click here to schedule your own private thigh lift consultation with New York board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcel Scheinman. Service areas include: New York, Valley Stream, Oceanside, Freeport, Rockville Centre, Garden City, Hicksville, Lynbrook, Glen Cove, New Rochelle, Hempstead, Long Beach, Manhasset, Woodmere, Elmont, Cedarhurst, Hewlet, Inwood, Lawrence an Rego Park New York.