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Thigh Lift from Dr. George Kouris MD, in the Hinsdale Area
Baggy, uneven thighs are a common side effect of losing weight. Aging and other circumstances can also be the cause. If you’re discouraged with way your thighs look, a thigh lift may be a good option for you. A thigh lift is also called thigh contouring. The procedure removes drooping skin and fatty pockets, reshaping your thighs and producing a smoother, better toned look. Someone who makes the best candidate for thigh contouring will have annoying, extraneous tissue either along the inner, outer or mid thighs, or possibly encircling the entire thigh.
If you are planning to lose or gain large amounts of weight, you will want to put off thigh contouring until you have reached your goal. A thigh lift isn’t primarily for the removal of fat from the legs. If what you need is actually the reduction of thigh fat instead of improvement in skin tone and elasticity, then liposuction may be a better option for you.
Of course, some patients are looking for the elimination of skin as well as fat sculpting. In these situations, Dr. Kouris will perform liposuction as part of the thigh contouring procedure. In addition, a thigh lift is often included with additional body lift methods, as needed, following significant weight loss.
What To Expect During The Thigh Lift Procedure
As with many cosmetic surgery procedures, a thigh lift requires anesthesia. What kind of anesthetic will best serve you is something you will discuss with Dr. Kouris during consultation.
To begin the thigh contouring procedure, Dr. Kouris will make incisions in various locations, depending on the type of thigh lift needs. For the medial thigh lift: an incision will be begin at the groin area and go toward the knee, following either the inner thigh or the back of the thigh. For an outer thigh lift, sometimes an incision around the hip will need to be made. No matter the technique most suitable for your particular thigh contouring needs, the doctor will place incisions to ensure they are as concealed by clothing as possible. For those who are candidates for a minimal incision medial thigh lift, Dr. Kouris will be able to accomplish the thigh lift with an incision at the groin area only.
Once incisions are completed, the doctor will remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues to sculpt a better toned appearance.
What To Expect During Recovery
Improved smoothness and tightness resulting from your thigh lift will be seen immediately after the procedure. Then, as swelling and bruising fade, you’ll be able to take pleasure in both the look and feel of your new thigh contouring.
Consulting With Dr. Kouris
As you consult with Dr. Kouris, you and he will discuss your expectations for your thigh lift. He’ll also thoroughly explain what will happen during your procedure, what to expect after surgery, and any possible side effects.
Dr. Kouris’s staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your thigh contouring procedure and consultation. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.