Patients who have excess skin in the thigh area due to aging or weight loss will often benefit from a treatment called a thigh lift. A thigh lift is a procedure that is used to achieve tighter skin in the area that can help patients exercise or feel more comfortable wearing certain types of clothing such as swimsuits or shorts. It can also be a great solution for patients who experience chafing because of excess skin in the area. Many patients combine this treatment with liposuction to also remove any excess fat from the area.
How is a thigh lift performed?
Thigh lifts are performed by Dr. Jessica Belz in San Antonio, TX. Patients will be put under general anesthesia for their treatment. The incision will be made in an area where it can be hidden under clothing, ensuring that there is no obvious scarring left behind from the procedure. However, this is discussed with the patient prior to treatment, as patients may need to have an incision in an area that is noticeable depending on how the area is being treated. This is discussed with patients during their initial consultation prior to undergoing the procedure.
After the procedure, patients will need to follow the aftercare instructions supplied by their doctor. In most cases, patients will wear a compression garment on the thigh area to help in minimizing swelling. Patients can often resume light activities and return to work after about two weeks following the surgical procedure. Patients need to be cleared by their doctor for more strenuous activity such as exercise, which is often around the one month to six-week mark. Patients will also be advised to visit their doctor if any unusual changes occur that may indicate a problem that needs attention.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Jessica Belz today!
San Antonio, TX area patients who are interested in obtaining plastic surgery solutions are welcome to book a consultation visit with our professionals to determine if they are a candidate for treatment. Dr. Jessica Belz is a plastic surgeon available at 207 W Sunset Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 and can be reached for an appointment by calling (210) 497-7100.