Thigh lift surgery in Nashville, TN from Dr. Brian P. Tierney smooths, lifts, and tightens thighs that have sagging, bulky skin from aging or massive weight loss. The result? Slimmer, more toned thighs that are well-proportioned to your body. Losing weight, whether it's through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, is a hard-won accomplishment. Let Dr. Tierney and his staff help you reveal the body you deserve.
If you live in or around Nashville and thigh lift is something you're thinking about, request a consultation online, or call Dr. Tierney's office at (615) 320-8585.
Thigh lift surgery smooths, lifts, and tightens thighs that have sagging, bulky skin from aging or massive weight loss.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and residual fat on the thighs. Many people are left with a large amount of hanging skin after a significant weight loss, although others may notice their thighs descend as the result of age. Regardless of the cause, excessive skin cannot be alleviated by exercise and diet – surgical excision is the only way to reduce it. You may be a candidate for a thigh lift if:
- Loose skin on your thighs hinders your mobility or causes you significant emotional distress
- The appearance of your thighs causes you to cover up and prevents you from fully enjoying certain activities
Although some residual fat can be eliminated during a thigh lift, the procedure generally focuses on excess skin. If localized fat deposits are your primary concern, liposuction may be a better option for you. Dr. Tierney helps you decide which procedure is more appropriate for you during your consultation.
Your Thigh Lift
Typically, Dr. Tierney performs thigh lift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation is sometimes used. There are 2 distinct types of thigh lift surgery:
- Medial thigh lift focuses on the inner thigh. The incisions for this procedure are made along the fold where the leg meets the pelvis.
- Lateral thigh lift focuses on the outer thigh. During this procedure, Dr. Tierney begins the incision at the groin and around the rear of the body so that the buttocks are lifted along with the thighs.
After making the incision, Dr. Tierney surgically tightens the underlying muscles and reshapes other tissue. In some cases, residual fat deposits are removed with liposuction. He then redrapes the skin and removes any excess for a smooth result. Finally, he sutures the incisions.
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Thigh Lift Recovery & Results
Thigh lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, however, you'll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first day or so following surgery.
After surgery, your thighs are bandaged and may have compression garments on them to reduce swelling. Surgical drains may also be placed in the incisions, and Dr. Tierney removes these a few days after surgery. Soreness and discomfort are manageable with prescribed medications, and most patients are able to return to work in about 2 weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Tierney gives you a more specific timeline that reflects your particular surgery.
By maintaining a steady weight, the results of your thigh lift can last for many years. Although a thigh lift won't stop the aging process completely, it will give you a head start and more toned-looking thighs for years to come.