Luxury legs is a concept we have developed at Austin Plastic Surgeon to help patients feel and look their absolute best! Improving the overall appearance of the thighs can be challenging for several reasons. Patients can develop skin laxity on the thighs secondary to the natural aging process or, more commonly, from weight loss. During the weight loss revolution, we have seen more patients seeing leg enhancement procedures as they have joined the fit and fabulous journey and want to appear as great as they feel.
There are a variety of body sculpting treatments to help you achieve your luxury legs appearance depending on the degree of skin laxity and the appearance of cellulite. Patients with minimal skin laxity can often be treated with minimally invasive options such as RF microneedling (Vivace or Morpheus 8) or Renuvion (J-Plasma). These radio frequency options are great for patients with minimal skin laxity as they have minimal to no scarring with minimal downtime. Patients with more significant skin laxity will need a surgical option such as a medial thigh lift. The medial thigh lift is combined with liposuction to further improve the contour and shape of the legs. For more information about a thigh lift in San Antonio, call our office today.
Am I the Ideal Thigh Lift Candidate?
You are an ideal San Antonio candidate for a thigh lift if you are generally in good mental and physical health, but you have an abundance of excess or sagging skin and fatty tissue on the thighs. Patients that have reached their goal weight and are maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle are ideal candidates for a medial thigh lift.
Our team will help guide you through all the surgical and non-surgical options for your thigh rejuvenation journey.
Thigh Lift Procedure Details
During the initial consultation, our San Antonio plastic surgeon will expertly assess your needs, treatment goals, and how to best treat the skin laxity of your thighs. Our seasoned team will design the ideal surgical strategy to help you achieve your beautiful new look. This may include one or a combination of RF microneedling, Renuvion, liposuction, and thigh lift.
During the initial consultation, our team will conduct a thorough medical review and discuss the risks, downtime, and recovery of a thigh lift. Our surgeons will recommend optimal lifestyle changes to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery. These guidelines may include eliminating nicotine products, avoiding alcohol, stopping medications such as aspirin or blood thinners before the procedure, and following a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Typically, a thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia for your comfort. Patients will typically go home the same day and will need about a week and a half to recover before returning to work. Depending on the surgical strategy outlined during your consultation, one of our exceptionally trained plastic surgeons will perform one of the following:
Medial (Inner Thigh) Thigh Lift
A medial thigh lift is the most common thigh lift procedure, as that is the area where excess skin typically presents itself. The incision can also be well concealed in the medial portion of the legs. The procedure makes a dramatic change for our patients as they have often lost a significant amount of weight and have had concerns about their thighs for years.
Mini Thigh Lift
The mini lift is an attractive option as it limits the incision to the groin area and can be concealed in most bikinis and underwear. However, it only addresses a small amount of skin laxity in the most superior portion of the thighs. In the correct patient, it can be a great procedure. Your plastic surgeon in San Antonio can help guide you to the correct procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Recommendations for a Smooth Recovery from Your Thigh Lift Procedure
Our practiced medical team has years of experience performing thigh lifts for our San Antonio patients. Here are some general tips to ensure you enjoy an optimal recovery:
- Arrange for a ride home
- Avoid exercise or vigorous movement for the first few weeks (or as directed by your plastic surgeon)
- Care for your body with a nutritious, balanced diet, adequate hydration, and an active lifestyle
- Visit our medical team for regular scheduled follow-ups.
During your initial consultation, our medical team will provide a full list of instructions personalized to your procedure and recovery. Following these guidelines closely can help you have a smooth recovery.
Discover Your Luxury Legs with a Thigh Lift in San Antonio
Our office proudly offers a wide range of cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments in our state-of-the-art facility. The thigh lift and mini thigh lift are popular procedures for people looking to shape and contour their thighs. With this surgery, our patients enjoy a beautifully restored figure to their legs.
Whether as a stand-alone treatment or part of a full-body transformation, a thigh lift can help you achieve your luxury legs. Contact our office today for a consultation about a thigh lift in San Antonio.