Thigh lift plastic surgery or Thighplasty, is performed to reshape the thighs by removing excess fat and skin, resulting in thighs that are in better proportion to your body. This procedure is ideal for those who have tried but not succeeded in achieving their body goals through fitness and weight loss. Sometimes performed after major weight loss, the thigh lift tucks in the extra skin that is left behind. Dr. Cooperman specializes in the procedure, performed right in the office of Cooperman Plastics located in Livingston, New Jersey.
Who is the right candidate?
The right candidate for a thigh lift possesses these qualities:
Stability in weight
Excess soft tissue along the inner and outer thigh
No medical conditions that impair healing
Have realistic goals for the surgery
For a thigh lift, you have the option of choosing intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Cooperman will recommend the best option for you based on your preferences.
Thigh lift incision options vary on the area that is being treated and patient/surgeon preference. Most common techniques involve incisions in the groin area, extending down and wrapping around the back of the thigh. Some may qualify for a minimal incision, only involving an incision in the groin area. In order to improve the contours of the outer thigh, an incision extending from the groin around the hip may be necessary.
Advances in technologies and techniques allow for incisions to be placed in such locations that can be hidden even in a swimsuit. In some cases, incisions may more extensive. Deep support sutures inside underlying tissue work to form the newly shaped contour. Sutures close the incisions.
Post-surgery, the incision sights should will kept bandaged and compressed with customized garments in order to minimize swelling and to create support for the healing of your new contours. Stitch removals and time before returning to regular activity and exercise varies for each patient, as each healing process is different. Dr. Cooperman will schedule your follow-up care appointments where these will be discussed, based on your healing progress.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooperman to determine whether a thigh lift surgery in Livingston, NJ is the right procedure to meet your desired results. Call our Livingston location at 973-994-2021.