A leg lift is a procedure that has become popular in patients that have undergone weight-loss surgery. Some of these patients will unfortunately have large amounts of loose skin in the inner and upper thigh region. In order to address this issue, our surgical team will remove some of the lingering fat of the region via liposuction, and then proceed to remove the excess skin in the area. Most cases will require a small incision in the inner thigh. Patients with larger amounts of excess skin may require an incision that can extend toward the knee. Luckily, this incision is on the inner aspect of the thigh, making the scar less noticeable. In order to achieve superb results, our surgical team will typically perform minor liposuction in the area.
Preparation: Reduce smoking and alcoholic beverages
Anesthesia: Regional Block
OR time: 1:30 to 2:00 hours
Recovery time in hospital: 1 to 2 days
Recovery period after discharge: 1 week
Return to Work: 10 days after discharge