Inner Thigh Lift in Long Beach

Weight loss, pregnancy, and age can all create changes to the skin on your thighs, resulting in sagging skin and excess dimpling. You might be looking for a way to achieve smoother and more shapely legs.

An inner thigh lift in Long Beach at The Waltzman Institute can be one solution to getting rid of excess skin and small fat deposits that do not disappear with a healthy diet and exercise. It is a good idea to understand this body contouring procedure and ask the right questions during your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman.

What Is an Inner Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also called thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the shape and tone of the upper leg. This procedure reshapes and tones the upper leg. This is the most common type of thigh lift.

For most individuals, the incisions are in the groin, and extend downward along the inner thigh. The length of the scar depends on the amount of skin laxity and how much skin needs to be removed.

During your consultation with Dr. Waltzman, he will evaluate the approach that best meets your needs. The result could be a dramatic improvement in the upper leg area.

An inner thigh lift can help eliminate chafing and skin irritation after removing excess skin and fat.

An inner (medial) thigh lift in Long Beach is the best option when there is excess skin and fat in the area between the groin and the inside of the knee. The surgery improves the upper thighs and may be combined with liposuction to remove fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Am I a Good Candidate?

A good candidate for an inner thigh lift has achieved their desired weight and maintained it for approximately six months. Weight stability is important to maintaining the results of the surgery. Any significant weight loss or gain can change the results.

Good candidates are also in good general health without medical conditions that can increase the risk of anesthesia or surgery. Individuals must have a positive outlook, realistic goals, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Finally, candidates must be non-smokers or stop using any nicotine delivery device for six weeks before and after the surgery. Nicotine slows blood circulation, impairs healing, and increases the risk of complications during surgery and infection after surgery. This includes any type of tobacco product, chewing tobacco, vapes, nicotine gum, and nicotine patches.

How to Prepare for Recovery After Surgery

Preparation is one key to experiencing a smooth recovery. Dr Waltzman will do a complete examination and evaluate your past medical history, issues that may complicate surgery, and range of motion issues in your upper legs.

You should report any previous thigh injuries or surgeries. Before surgery, you will receive specific instructions on how to care for yourself after surgery and how to prepare for your recovery.

You will not be able to drive yourself home, so you should have a trusted friend or family member pick you up and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Waltzman recommends you receive plenty of rest and avoid moving a lot or participating in strenuous activities. This helps reduce the stress on the incision line.

You may have drains placed near the incisions on both legs to help remove excess fluid that can build up. Our patient care team will teach you how to take care of the drains, which are typically removed within the first week to 10 days after surgery. It is normal for your thighs to feel sore and have mild swelling for the first several weeks. Dr. Waltzman will watch for potential complications at your follow-up appointments and evaluate the results.

Learn More About an Inner Thigh Lift in Long Beach

Excess tissue and skin along your inner thighs can cause friction, chafing, and skin irritation. You may have difficulty finding pants that fit well and deal with low self-confidence. We encourage you to call us and schedule a consultation to learn more about an inner thigh lift in Long Beach. Dr. Waltzman will answer your questions and offer the best recommendation to meet your cosmetic concerns.