Thigh Lift in Ottawa
Thigh lift surgery aims to provide a smooth, beautiful contour along the front, back, and inner thigh. The only sign that someone has had this procedure is a hidden scar in the groin crease that fades over time. Excess skin outside the thigh is usually treated with a different operation, often referred to as a lower body lift.
Dr. Ian MacArthur is a Top Rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Ottawa who can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire.
What is an Thigh Lift?
Liposuction is sometimes added to the surgery to remove excess subcutaneous fat. Combining these two procedures can produce dramatic changes immediately noticeable after surgery.
The terminology surrounding thigh lift surgery can be confusing. At New Age Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we perform a medical thigh lift procedure that uses a groin crease incision.
This technique avoids scars that travel down the length of the inner thigh, which can be unsightly and yield suboptimal results.
Thigh lift surgery is a common procedure for patients who have undergone significant weight loss.
Skin, unfortunately, does not usually tighten after someone loses weight. It is not uncommon for patients to undergo a significant amount of weight loss with diet and exercise or surgery, only to be confronted with large amounts of sagging, deflated skin afterward. For patients in this situation, body contouring surgery, like a thigh lift, is a great option to make patients feel more comfortable in their skin and boost their self-confidence.
This requirement is used to prevent wound healing complications and to set you up for success in your recovery.
It is common to combine thigh lift surgery with other surgical procedures. This might include breast augmentation with implants, tummy tuck surgery, or a lower body lift. However, there are other times when thigh lift surgery should be performed independently to avoid complications.
Thigh lift surgery is done under a general anesthetic and takes 3 to 4 hours. All sutures dissolve, and no surgical drains are usually required. This procedure is done as day surgery, meaning patients can go home the same day as their procedure. Patients typically take 2 weeks off work following thigh lift surgery. A surgical compression garment may be required for four weeks afterward if liposuction was also performed.
Your Custom Thigh Lift Surgery
Dr. MacArthur will review available treatment options with you and help develop a plan to best fit your goals.
If you are interested in learning more about thigh lift surgery in Ottawa, please get in touch with us at (613) 595-1880, our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you.