For people who have lost a lot of weight or whose skin has lost elasticity due to age or illness, severely sagging skin on the thighs can be a problem it's unattractive and can feel uncomfortable. An inner or outer thigh lift can tighten loose skin, improve contours, reduce fat, and give patients the appearance of smooth, toned legs. If excess fat deposits are an issue, thigh lifts can be combined with liposuction.
As an experienced Toronto thigh lift surgeon, Dr. Kasrai cautions her patients that a thigh lift is not a weight loss tool or a replacement for exercise and proper diet. It is also not appropriate for you if you have varicose veins or severe cellulite.
The inner thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inside of the thigh; incisions are camouflaged in the groin and buttock creases. An outer thigh lift tightens up sagging skin on the outer thigh and buttock, and can improve the appearance of cellulite; the incision goes from the hip bone to the upper buttock crease.
The surgery is performed an outpatient basis at the surgical facility in St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where Dr. Kasrai is the Chief of Plastic Surgery. Some patients may choose to spend one night in the hospital.
Dr. Kasrai will discuss your best options for anesthesia during your consult: for extensive work, general anesthetic is recommended, but for smaller amounts of fat or fewer body sites, local, local with intravenous sedation, or regional anesthesia (similar to an epidural used during childbirth) are all options you can talk about.
You will be able to get back to work in 14 days; for that time, rest quietly so you can heal faster and get a better result. Light exercise will be fine after two weeks, but for running or other vigorous activity, wait about a month. If you have small children, you should get some help with day-to-day activities.
You will wear a custom fitted Lycra compression garment for six weeks to decrease swelling and bruising, and to aid in healing. Dr. Kasrai will prescribe medication to help you manage any pain.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, but having a qualified Toronto thigh lift surgeon, such as Dr. Kasrai, perform the procedure ensures that complications are rare. However, occasional post-operative complications do occur. They can include:
You can reduce your risks by following Dr. Kasrai's instructions, resuming activity after surgery, and by not smoking. Liposuction is riskier for patients who have recently had surgery in the area being treated, or have diabetes, poor circulation or heart or lung disease.
As a highly regarded Toronto cosmetic surgery specialist, Dr. Leila Kasrai is proud to offer a range of sophisticated body contouring procedures. At her beautifully appointed offices, patients can undergo arm lift, thigh lift, labioplasty and mommy makeover. In addition, Dr. Kasrai specializes in abdominoplasty and is renowned as one of the leading Toronto tummy tuck surgeons. She also offers her Toronto buttock augmentation patients the Brazilian butt lift technique, using the patient’s own fat to shape and enhance the buttocks.