A thigh lift or thighplasty is a procedure where excess skin from the thighs is removed to help create an upper leg profile that is tighter and more attractive. This surgery is usually done after dramatic weight loss and is not considered a weight loss technique. The incisions may be limited and hidden in the upper thigh/groin crease if only a small amount of tissue needs to be removed. More commonly the procedure may require a long incision on the inside of the thigh. Dr. Crabtree may also use liposuction in these incisions if additional fat pockets need to be reduced.
In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals. This may be a part of a post-bariatric weight loss body-contouring plan. For these patients, a thigh lift can be an integral part of completing their body transformation. He will discuss the different variables of surgery and risks, as well as the incision types and possibility of liposuction. Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.