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Thigh lift 101: What you need to know about this procedure

Patients who have excess fat and skin in the thigh area may be unhappy with their appearance. Body contouring procedures such as the thigh lift may be recommended for these patients. Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX is a dedicated surgeon who can provide facial and body plastic surgeries for patients who desire them. The thigh lift is a specialized procedure that is done to remove excess fat and skin from the inner or outer thigh while contouring the lower body.

Who is a candidate for thigh lift procedures?

The best candidate for any plastic surgery is a healthy adult man or women who has imperfections of the body that make them feel self-conscious. The thigh lift is just one of  many facial and body procedures available at the practice of Dr. Jessica Belz, but has grown in popularity as patients have learned more about plastic surgeries.

How is the thigh lift procedure performed?

First, patients are urged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Jessica Belz to speak to her about their unique needs. Once patients have decided to have the thigh lift procedure performed, they will schedule a surgical date. During the surgery, which is performed with general anesthesia, the doctor will start with a liposuction procedure to remove excess fat and contour the area. Then, excess skin is addressed by pulling it tight and removing the extra skin. Then, the skin is tightened and sutured to complete the procedure.

What can I expect after the procedure?

It is important that patients obtain aftercare instructions from their doctor prior to leaving the office. Aftercare reduces the risk of infection or side effects, and often includes the use of a compression garment for several weeks. Activity may be reduced or eliminated until patients have healed appropriately and have visited Dr. Jessica Belz for their follow-up appointments.

Learn more about the thigh lift procedure today!

San Antonio, TX area patients who are interested in learning more about the thigh lift procedures are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Jessica Belz. Her practice is located at 207 West Sunset Road and can be reached by phone at (210) 497-7100.

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