Thigh Lift Surgery in Miami
The inner thighs are one of the hardest areas of the body to tone and firm through exercise and diet alone. Despite your best fitness and weight loss efforts, loose, excess tissue and skin may remain, sometimes creating a disproportionate figure. If you wish to achieve a more balanced body figure through thinner, firmer thighs, a surgical thigh lift with one of Miami’s leading plastic surgeons may be right for you.
Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery
Generally, thigh lift surgery candidates are individuals who:
- Have excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region
- Are in good physical and psychological health
- Do not smoke
- Maintain a healthy and stable weight
- Understand the possible risks and complications of surgery
- Have realistic goals and expectations
Thigh Lift Surgery with Dr. Bernabe Vazquez
Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, a board certified Miami plastic surgeon, performs thigh lift surgery to contour the thighs, restoring balance to the overall body. Dr. Vazquez begins the procedure by making an incision along the natural groin crease. The placement of the incision allows the eventual scarring to be hidden. The procedure usually involves liposuction to remove localized fatty deposits from the inner thighs. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened and sculpted for a smoother, natural-looking appearance. The incision is then closed with dissolving stitches.
Depending on a patient’s needs and goals, thigh lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with a lower body lift. The procedure can effectively smooth out the contours of the buttocks and outer thighs for a more balanced and proportionate lower body.
Immediately following surgery, patients may feel slight discomfort along the thigh area along with a burning sensation along the stitch line in the natural groin crease. To minimize this discomfort, a compression garment will be placed on the lower body for the first four to six weeks of recovery.
Patients should expect to take one to two weeks off work in order to allow the body to heal properly. During this time, individuals may find it most difficult to bend forward or sit in a chair. Strenuous activity, including exercise, should be avoided for three to four weeks.
Call Dr. Vazquez for a Consultation
Learn more about thigh lift and other body contouring procedures from board certified Dr. Bernabe Vazquez. During your initial consultation, he will discuss with you your aesthetic concerns and goals to design the best treatment plan for you. Schedule a personal consultation today by calling (305) 858-8222.