Toronto Thigh LiftThigh lift surgery is a body contouring procedure designed to reshape thighs. Inner thigh lift decreases the circumference of the thigh and removes the excess skin and fat on the inner aspect of the thigh. In effect it thins and shapes thighs. Outer thigh lift is often combined with a buttock lift and is used to 'pull up' sagging outer thigh skin.
Timing and Approach to Thigh LiftsThigh lift procedures should be considered in patients who have loose skin that can be pinched with fingers.
Recovery after Thigh Lift SurgeryDepending on the extent of surgery that was performed, you may be able to go home after a few hours or you may need to stay in the hospital 2 or 3 days. Showering is permitted on the second or third day after surgery. Pain is mild to moderate and is mostly gone within 7 days and is controlled by medications. Swelling, which is mild to moderate and peaks at 2 to 3 days, disappears over the next 6 weeks. There is minimal or no bruising. You can usually resume light activities within the first week, and most activities within 4-6 weeks. You can expect to be out of work for 1-2 weeks, but you will be able to be up and about.
Results of Thigh Lift SurgeryYou will have a tightened, lifted and improved contour to your thighs. You will be more confident and comfortable in clothing, especially sportswear and jeans. You will have a more natural and presentable appearance in the first week that will improve over the next 3 to 6 months.
The Best Candidates For Thigh LiftThose patients who desire a more youthful appearance by correcting stretched out sagging skin. Patients with excess folds of skin after weight loss. Candidates are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection in the way they look. If you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3