01st May, 2013

Thigh Lift Surgery

body10Many patients choose to lead healthy lifestyles; making good nutritional choices and getting regular exercise. However, even these healthy choices cannot guarantee us the body that patients desire. When the skin has stretched and begun to sag as a result of weight changes or aging, it can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise alone. The thighs, in particular, are an area of the body in which excess skin may be a problem. At Dr. Darrell Perkin’s Sydney cosmetic surgery practice, thigh lift surgery is typically recommended to eliminate this excess skin and leave the thighs tightened and toned.

At his practice, Dr. Perkins makes it a priority to meet each of his patient’s individual needs by customizing surgical procedures to address specific areas of concern. Thigh lift surgery can be customized by the surgical technique that is used. Depending on where the incisions are made, Dr. Perkins can lift and tighten the skin of the thighs. Some common thigh lift techniques include,

    • Inner thigh lift: For patients who would like to lift the skin and remove excess fat from the inner thigh, an incision is typically made along the groin. This incision is likely to extend down the groin and extend down the inner thigh. Through this incision, Dr. Perkins can make alterations to the underlying tissue, remove excess skin, and re-drape the remaining skin to leave patients with smoother, thinner, inner thighs.
    • Limited inner thigh lift: Some patients may be candidates for the limited inner thigh lift. This technique uses only a small incision in the groin area. If minimal alterations are required, this technique may give patients the results they desire while leaving behind a smaller scar.

No matter which technique is used during thigh lift surgery, Dr. Perkins is careful to make incisions that will result in scarring in locations that are hidden by clothing. In addition to the techniques described above, for most patients in Sydney, liposuction will be performed alongside thigh lift surgery. Liposuction involves the use of a cannula to remove fat deposits from between the muscles and the skin. Patients who undergo liposuction along with a thigh lift can maximize surgical results and achieve an attractive contour for the thighs. For some patients, liposuction alone may achieve desired results. This will be dependent on the degree of alterations required as well as the skin’s elasticity and ability to shrink down after excess fat has been removed.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Darrell Perkins and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve the body of your dreams. If you have areas of the body that you think can be improved through cosmetic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Perkins at your earliest convenience. Dr. Perkins is happy to listen to your aesthetic goals and recommend the best course of treatment to help you reach those goals.

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