Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh Lift Surgery in Washington DC
Thigh Lift Surgery treats extra sagging skin, generally in the inner thighs, which can bother patients, especially after significant weight loss. This can make patients self-conscious about their legs. Others can be bothered by chafing of the inner thigh skin together creating skin rashes.
Thigh lift surgery can help to improve the appearance of the legs by removing excess skin and fat, while lifting and reshaping the thighs. M.R. Khalifeh will discuss with you a variety of procedures to help alleviate those concerns.
Goals of Thigh Lift Surgery?
Who is a good candidate?
People with excess skin and fat in the thighs who are in good health and who are looking for improved thigh contour good candidates for surgery. As with all post weight loss procedures, surgery is ideally performed when your weight is stable.
Types of thigh lift procedures?
Dr. Khalifeh offers two types of thigh lift surgery:
How is thigh lift surgery performed?
During the procedure, thigh fat may be removed through liposuction. Excess skin will then be pulled tight and removed to help reshape the leg and tighten the skin. The thigh lift incisions are then sutured closed.
What will happen during the consultation for thigh lift surgery?
During your initial consultation, M.R. Khalifeh will start by going over your goals and your medical history. Then, he will examine your thighs to determine the amount of excess skin and fat excess present. Finally, he will discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery. Finally, he will answer any questions that you may have.
What type of anesthesia will be used for thigh lift surgery?
General Anesthesia is required for most procedures. On occasion, IV sedation may be used for smaller procedures. A board-certified anesthesiologist will be administering the anesthesia.
What can I expect during thigh lift surgery?
Medial Thigh lift surgery can be performed in as an outpatient basis in our in-office operating suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). For a medial thigh lift, the procedure usually takes 3 hours.
An extended thigh lift is typically performed in the hospital, the procedure time is usually 5 hours. Most patients may elect to stay overnight in the hospital after an extended thigh lift, but this can be tailored to your specific case after you meet with M.R. Khalifeh.
What can I expect after surgery?
The recovery period differs between a medial thigh lift and an extended thigh lift. With both procedures, you can expect some swelling in the postoperative period. Three to six days after your procedure, Dr. Khalifeh will see you for your first post-operative visits, and assess you.
For a medial thigh lift, a week off of work is required. For an extended thigh lift, 2 weeks off of work will be required.
You may have a drain used to remove postoperative fluid, this is generally removed about 10 days after surgery.
What are the risks of Thigh Lift Surgery?
Major risks are bleeding, Infection, scarring, wound healing problems, fluid collections. Less common risks are distortion of labia (in women), neuralgia, risks of blood clots in the legs. Finally, there are risks associated with any procedures requiring anesthesia. Dr. Khalifeh will meet with you to discuss how to perform this surgery while minimizing risks.
How can I find out more about thigh lift surgery?
Your initial consultation with M.R. Khalifeh, MD is complementary. You can schedule online or call our office at (301) 244-0148 to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Khalifeh