Do you have sagging or chafing upper thighs? Does the unpleasant look of your thighs make you self-conscious? It is a common problem that can occur with aging, massive weight loss, post-partum or without any specific risk factors. A thigh lift can give your thighs a sleek and slender look, and toned contours. If you are considering this surgery, then you can count on the expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Mansher Singh based out of Manhattan, New York. For more information, call us for a consultation today!
Thigh lift surgery a.k.a thigh plasty can reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. The patients who undergo thigh lift typically have dimpled, flabby, or saggy thighs secondary to weight loss, aging, and other lifestyle-related factors.
Dr. Mansher Singh, the expert of thigh lift in Manhattan says that there are four major types of thigh lifts namely Mini Thigh Lift, Inner/Medial Thigh Lift, and Outer/Lateral Thigh Lift and Vertical Thigh Lift.
A mini thigh lift only involves an incision in your groin area and focuses on upper-inner thigh, whereas an inner/medial thigh lift involves an incision from the groin down to the medial portion of the knee and addresses sagging skin of the inner thigh. An outer/bilateral thigh lift addresses the outer portion of the thigh and involves an incision from the groin area extending outward to the hip and lower back. A vertical thigh lift addresses a lot of excess skin in all areas of your thighs and requires larger incisions, and is recommended for patients who have very large amounts of excess skin to remove.
During the procedure, the surgeon first marks the candidate’s thighs in a standing position. Thereafter, the skin and fat tissues segments are removed from the thigh area through elliptical incisions. After this, the remaining thigh skin is lifted to give a tighter and smoother contour. It is performed under general anesthesia and the recovery time depends on the extent of the procedure.
Dr. Singh further adds that the amount of saggy skin in the thighs of every patient is different; hence adopting a cookie-cutter approach isn’t appropriate. He and his team believe in “customized patient care” to bring the best results of thigh lift to the table.