Your weight loss journey is an exciting one, and you’re not alone if you’ve realized that you might need some help to cross that finish line. A thigh lift is a great way to enjoy toned, shapely thighs, especially if you’ve found that they just don’t want to respond to your healthy eating and regular exercise.
Love Your Toned, Fit Thighs
The thighs can be a difficult area to address with diet and exercise, regardless of your weight level or body type. The thigh lift is a surgical procedure during which Dr. Guy Cappuccino lifts and repositions the thigh tissues for a more toned and contoured look, while also trimming away any excess skin and removing any unnecessary fat that may be preventing you from enjoying your ideal appearance.
If you’re ready to learn more about what a thigh lift with Dr. Cappuccino can do for you, reach out to our Mount Airy, MD location and set up your consultation today. We’re proud to be serving patients in the Frederick MD area, as well as around the world, so don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more about what we can do for you today.
Ideal Candidates for the Thigh Lift Surgery
One of the most important things to remember about the thigh lift is that it is not a weight loss solution, and should not be viewed as such. The ideal candidate for a thigh lift will be at or near their ideal weight, but is having difficulty accomplishing a fit and toned look in the thighs. Dr. Cappuccino will work closely with you to guide you through your various options, and he won’t hesitate to recommend an alternative treatment if he thinks that the thigh lift is not the right option for you. There are multiple options for thigh lift incisions, and Dr. Cappuccino will help you weigh the pros and cons of each technique.
If you anticipate significant weight loss in the near future, it may be advised that you wait until this journey is complete.
Preparing for Your Thigh Lift
Your consultation with Dr. Cappuccino will be your opportunity to learn everything you might want to know about your thigh lift procedure, including the recovery period that will follow your surgery. Dr. Cappuccino will talk you through all of the pertinent details, going over everything like his surgical technique and incision placement. You’ll be given very thorough aftercare instructions, and Dr. Cappuccino will schedule follow-up appointments to make sure you’re healing up properly.
The Day of Your Surgery
Your thigh lift will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll be asleep and will feel no pain throughout the duration of the procedure. A thigh lift surgery usually takes between two and a half and four hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your treatment.
To begin, Dr. Cappuccino will remove excess skin and suction away unnecessary fat using a liposuction technique. These incisions are relatively small, and the unwanted fat is suctioned out with a vacuum tube known as a cannula.
Your skin will be repositioned for a more youthful, lifted appearance, and Dr. Cappuccino will carefully close your incisions. You’ll have a compression garment on your thighs to support the healing process and minimize swelling.
Recovery After a Thigh Lift
You’ll need to be driven home by a friend or family member as the effects of your anesthesia wear off. Dr. Cappuccino will ensure that you have medications to manage pain and discomfort as you heal. Most patients are able to return to their normal routines within two to three weeks of their surgery, and you’ll be given a specific timeline for returning to your regular day-to-day activities. If you’re ready to learn more about how a thigh lift with Dr. Guy Cappuccino can benefit you, reach out to our Mount Airy, MD location today and set up your consultation.