Thigh lifts or thighplasty can be a confusing topic for many people seeking to understand more about the procedure. The terms are often used interchangeably, and there is no clear answer to the differences. However, both a thigh lift and thighplasty are essentially the same thing. The terms are used in the same way a nose job or rhinoplasty are exchanged for each other. However, this doesn’t mean there is only one type of thigh lift. There are three commonly used types of thighplasty procedures which can greatly benefit patients.
There is a medial (inner) thigh lift, mini thigh lift, and lateral (outer) thigh lift. These procedures are performed based on the patient’s needs, goals, and physical makeup. Dr. Jonov can provide insight and information on which procedure would fit your unique needs during a consultation.
A thigh lift or thighplasty removes thigh fat and excess skin, bringing a natural contour to the thighs. It can help smooth the skin, thin the thighs, and eliminate excess skin causing frustration. Thigh lifts greatly benefit patients and bring confidence and comfort back to their lives.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via our Price Simulator.
A thigh lift is a plastic surgery procedure that involves removing extra skin and stubborn fat pockets from the thighs. While it most commonly treats the inner thighs, it can treat any area of the thighs. While many want to address this area, many patients express concern about their recovery. Let’s look at one commonly asked question, “Can you walk after a thigh lift?”
You likely will not feel like walking immediately after surgery and may need help for the first day or two. However, usually within a few days, patients can get up and walk on their own. However, it is important not to do any more than light walking as you do not want to put a strain on your incisions or healing tissues.
Avoid running, stretching, or lifting with your legs. Regular exercise can usually begin about six to eight weeks after surgery. Though, most patients can return to their daily activities in about two to three weeks depending on the extent of their surgery. Ultimately, each recovery period is different based on the patient.
To learn more about thigh lift surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
The thighs are a common area that women tend to hang onto stubborn fat, especially the inner/upper thigh. For some patients, liposuction of the thighs is enough to clear away this stubborn fat and leave the patient with the thinner thighs they desire. However, sometimes if a patient has lost a significant amount of weight, extra skin can appear on the thighs. Unfortunately, liposuction cannot address this. This is when a thigh lift may be necessary to achieve the look they want. Patients, once learning their options, often ask, “What’s the difference between an inner thigh lift vs. vertical thigh lift?”
The main difference between an inner thigh lift and a vertical thigh lift is the extent of the procedure. An inner thigh lift mainly only removes skin from the inner, upper thigh. This is among the most troublesome area and some patients may only need to address this area for a good result. Conversely, a vertical thigh lift incision extends further down the thigh and addresses a larger area. This procedure is usually performed when extra skin is present further down the thigh as well as the inner thigh.
Beyond this, the two procedures are strikingly similar and both use virtually the same incision. To find out whether an inner or vertical thigh lift is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online at Price Simulator®, chat, and contact form.