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A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure in which excess skin and fat can be removed from your upper thighs to produce a smoother, better contoured look. A thigh lift is often best for people who have lost significant weight following weight loss surgery or pregnancy.
Substantial weight loss can leave you with thighs that detract from your overall figure, limit your clothing options, and leave you feeling less appealing. Working closely with Knoxville, Tennessee board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto, you can determine if a thigh lifts alone, or combined with another procedure such as a butt lift will help provide you with the figure you deserve.
What to Consider Before a Thigh Lift
Thigh lifts are a major surgical procedure. It is important to keep this in mind prior to committing to surgery. Depending on the amount of skin and excess tissue that will need to be removed, Dr. Kleto may need to make several incisions along your upper thigh. Most incisions can be hidden within the natural folds of the groin, but some scarring may still be visible following your surgery.
Due to the location of the incisions, recovery from a thigh lift can make actions such as sitting uncomfortable. Discomfort and swelling are common parts of the recovery process. Dr. Kleto will provide you with medications and specific instructions to help ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your recovery period.
Following your procedure, you will need to wear compression garments. This will help reduce swelling, improve healing, and help your skin conform to its new, slimmer shape. Most patients are able to return to work within two to three weeks, and resume more strenuous activities after four to six weeks. Dr. Kleto will work with you during your recovery period to help ensure everything is progressing as it should.
While a thigh lift is a major procedure and recovery can be mildly uncomfortable, the final results of a thigh lift will be permanent. Many patients find the recovery period negligible in comparison to having a sleek, slender, and attractive upper thigh. Dr. Kleto will be happy to answer any questions you have and to tell you more about the many benefits of thigh lifts during your initial consultation.
If you would like to learn more about thigh lifts in Knoxville, Sevierville, or anywhere in Knox County, Tennessee, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation today.
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