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Thigh Lift Bellevue

Thigh Lift Bellevue

Aging, weight gain, and childbirth can all cause the attractiveness of our thigh area to diminish. The skin becomes loose and saggy, dimples form, and clothes fail to fit as well as they once did. However, a thigh lift can help to get rid of fat, tighten up your skin, and provide you with that alluring silhouette you’ve been missing. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kris Day, is happy to offer thigh lift surgery to women and men in the Seattle area, helping them achieve a slimmer, more sculpted figure.

Your Thigh Lift Options

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kris Day, offers two options for thigh lifts; standard and minimally invasive. The main difference between these options is incision length and location.

Standard Thigh Lift

A standard thigh lift involves an incision that starts at the groin and extends to the top of the knee area. Fat is then removed from the inner and outer part of your thigh.

Minimally Invasive Thigh Lift

A minimally invasive thigh lift is suitable for patients who have smaller amounts of fat to remove. The incision is smaller and is made at the top of the groin.

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Depending on the type of thigh lift and the amount of fat required to be removed, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Day will use one of two methods: liposuction or excision.

Good Candidates for a Thigh Lift

If you have excess fat in your thigh region or if the amount of fat is disproportionate to the rest of your body, you are a good candidate for a thigh lift. This ‌procedure is also great for people ‌wanting to tighten loose skin, eliminate skin dimples, or smooth out looking chunky hips. Additionally, suppose you are simply unhappy with the appearance of your legs and thighs and wish to obtain a more attractive hourglass shape. In that case, ‌we strongly recommend considering a thigh lift.

It’s critical to note that a thigh lift is not a permanent weight loss cure – you are still susceptible to gaining fat in the ‌thigh area. Like liposuction, we recommend this procedure for those who are already physically active, eat healthy, and have a “body mass index” under 35.

Preparing for a Thigh Lift

Before your thigh lift surgery, you’ll visit our Bellevue office for a preoperative appointment. During this time, Dr. Day will discuss your aesthetic goals, share before and after photos, thoroughly explain the procedure and all associated risks, and answer any questions. He will also asses your thigh area, specifically looking at skin quality and the amount of excess skin.

In addition, Dr. Day will provide you with the necessary medication and let you know if you need to avoid anything a few weeks before the procedure. If you smoke, he’ll ask you to stop at least six weeks prior to ‌surgery and six weeks following it. You also need to plan for a close friend or family member to drive you to and from the surgery, as well as monitor you for a few days after.

What to Expect From Your Thigh Lift Surgery

A thigh lift is a blend of two procedures: Liposuction and the surgical removal of fat. Your Bellevue board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, will make an incision in the groin/ upper thigh area, remove excess fat deposits through excision or liposuction, and then lift and tighten the skin tissue. Everything is sutured in place with stitches, and then a compression garment will be worn to help shape the leg contour. Surgery typically takes 2-3 hours and is performed at our accredited Bellevue Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery. Since this is an outpatient procedure, you are free to go home and recover once the surgery is complete.

After your Bellevue thigh lift, you’ll notice some results right away. This includes smaller, thinner, and more toned-looking legs. You may also notice better proportions, tighter skin, fewer dimples, and an improved silhouette. Keep in mind that you won’t see the full extent of the results of your procedure until the swelling completely subsides – which is around eight weeks.

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Recovering From a Thigh Lift

After your thigh lift, Dr. Day will have you wear a compression garment around your legs for 1-2 weeks to help reduce swelling. He will also provide you with oral and topical medication to help with pain and scarring. Post-surgery, you can typically expect to feel sore and tired, as well as experience moderate swelling and bruising.

In order to properly recover, we recommend taking 1-2 weeks off work and refraining from driving. During this time, you can engage in light daily activities such as walking or doing certain household activities. You should abstain from ‌high-impact sports and rigorous physical activity for 6-8 weeks. Additionally, please keep in mind that swelling can be apparent for up to eight weeks, and the full results of your surgery will not be evident until then.

Schedule Your Consult

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Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lift Surgery

While a thigh lift is an extremely safe procedure, there are some risks to be aware of. These include infection, swelling, bruising, pain or discomfort, hematoma, asymmetry, and poor reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Day will thoroughly review all the risks and side effects of this procedure before your surgery.

The cost of your thigh lift surgery will depend on the specifics of your individual procedure. Your Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, will discuss everything you need to know about pricing during your surgical consultation.

You will have to wear a compression garment after your surgery. We also recommend wearing loose, flowy clothing that does not restrict your movement or rub against your incision.

Because you have incisions in your thigh and groin area, you must be extra careful when sitting and walking. You will need to limit your movement, only engaging in short walks around the house for the first ten days. Don’t make sharp bending movements, and try to lie down if you can instead of sitting.

We recommend that patients avoid driving for at least one week after their procedure and until they are no longer taking narcotic pain

You will need to wear a compression dressing for one week after surgery to reduce swelling. Dr. Day will also provide topical prescription medication and wound care to apply to the affected area. We also recommend engaging in light movement (walking) to promote blood flow and accelerate recovery.