Many factors can contribute to excess tissue and skin forming on the inner or outer thighs, including genetics, significant weight gain or loss, aging, pregnancy, and chronic UV exposure. This can cause a noticeable decline in self-confidence and may even limit wardrobe choices in the warm summer months.
Fortunately, for men and women who are interested in toning and tightening this area, a thigh lift in San Luis Obispo County can create smoother, younger, more attractive upper legs. For more information about this or our other body contouring procedures, reach out to the team at Charles Chalekson MD, Inc.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a thigh lift can offer a wealth of benefits to our patients, including:
You are an ideal candidate for the thigh lift in San Luis Obispo County if you are generally in good health but have an abundance of excess or sagging skin and fatty tissue on your thighs. During your initial consultation, our medical team will carefully assess your needs, treatment goals, and health history to ensure this procedure is appropriate for you. Dr. Chalekson will also utilize this information to customize a treatment plan that will provide you with optimal results.
In some instances, health or lifestyle changes may be recommended, including stopping smoking. Your surgeon may also advise additional or alternative treatments, including liposuction or certain non-invasive procedures, to ensure we meet your aesthetic goals.
The thigh lift procedure in San Luis Obispo County takes approximately three hours. Your procedure will be performed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Based on your treatment needs, Dr. Chalekson will perform one of the following:
Liposuction with Renuvion involves contouring and removing excessive fat across the thigh, followed with the application of plasma helium energy to help tighten and improve the soft tissue laxity. Best candidates for this approach are those with only more mild amounts of skin laxity and excess
Medial thigh lift involves removal and contouring of excessive fat across the upper thigh to the level of the knee. Excessive skin can be tightened with an incision within the groin crease. This typically can only tighten skin toward the upper ⅓ of the middle thigh
For patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery or lost significant weight, a more traditional thigh lift may be needed. This can typically involve more significant amounts of fat removal through liposuction, followed with a more significant amount of skin removal. This incision typically runs vertically down the middle portion of the leg but can also extend into the groin crease in certain cases.
An outer thigh lift removes skin and fat from the outside of the thigh, lateral waist and buttock. Other names of this procedure may be a truncal lift or a lower body lift and typically go around the upper hip and waist area.
As you recover from your procedure, rest and relaxation are key along with elevation and consistent compression! For the first few weeks, we recommend avoiding exercise or vigorous movement. We also recommend maintaining your beautiful new look with a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and a healthy, active lifestyle.
Each person’s recovery timeline is different and will be discussed in detail by your surgeon before and after your surgery. Typically, compression garments are worn for 6-12 weeks after the procedure. Progressive increases in activity can slowly resume in conjunction with recommendations from the doctor.
If you have additional questions about a thigh lift in San Luis Obispo County, or other body sculpting procedures, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our skilled team looks forward to helping you look and feel your best.
We welcome patients from across the country and throughout California, including San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.