If diet and exercise haven’t been able to improve the appearance of excess skin along your thighs, a thigh lift can be an effective solution. This procedure reduces sagging skin and can be paired with liposuction to reduce stubborn fat, leaving you with smoother skin and slim, well-proportioned contours around your thighs and lower body. Board-certified Tulsa plastic surgeon, Dr. Kent, can help to provide you with your desired silhouette using the thigh lift procedure.
A thigh lift in Tulsa may be for you if you’ve lost some skin elasticity around your legs due to pregnancy or weight loss, and you now suffer from excess or sagging skin. It could also be helpful if your skin is significantly dimpled.
If you’re not certain whether a thigh lift is for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brian Kent. Dr. Kent is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tulsa with decades of experience. He should be able to guide you in determining whether or not this is the best option for you.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
Dr. Kent will make an incision in your inner and upper thigh. He’ll then remove excess fat and skin to achieve a slimmer shape. Liposuction will likely also be performed at some point to reduce any stubborn pockets of fat.
Your thigh lift will take four hours or less. Tulsa plastic surgeon Dr. Kent will likely perform your thigh lift as an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to return home that same night under the supervision of a loved one.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
As with any surgery, there will be a period of recovery when you get a thigh lift in Tulsa. Bruising, numbness and swelling will exist after your surgery, but these symptoms should fade over the next several weeks.
There will be some post-surgical scarring, but this will also fade and flatten over time. While there will be a light, permanent scar, it will be hidden within the natural contours of your body. Most patients don’t mind the scar if it means having the slimmer and younger-looking legs they wanted, without the excess skin.
It will take a year to fully heal from your procedure. However, you should be able to resume your normal routine within as little as four weeks.
When Will You Notice Results?
Due to the nature of a thigh lift in Tulsa, you will notice the changes to your legs immediately. Speak with Dr. Kent for a specific timeline and guidance on how to best maintain your new look.
Getting a Thigh Lift in Tulsa
To schedule a complimentary consultation in Tulsa with our experienced plastic surgeon, give Dr. Kent’s office a call at (918) 994-4100 or contact us online.