Many people, particularly those who have lost a significant amount of weight, have excess skin on their inner thighs. If you are struggling with this issue, you may want to consider an inner thigh lift in Nashville. A medial (inner) thigh lift or inner thighplasty removes sagging skin from your thighs, creating a smoother, thinner body contour. Tightening the skin also reduces the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
If you are considering undergoing an inner thigh lift procedure, Plastic Surgery Affiliates could help you achieve your desired results. Our qualified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivia MaDan, can explain the details of the operation, discuss typical results, and answer any of your questions during an initial consultation.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift, also called a thighplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from your thighs. Thigh lifts may be performed on the inner or outer portion of the thigh, sometimes in conjunction with liposuction. Though, the most commonly performed thigh lift procedure in Nashville is an inner lift.
An inner thighplasty or medial thigh lift removes skin from an incision hidden in the bikini line. The excess inner thigh tissue is removed, and the remaining tissues are lifted. Dr. MaDan will show you exactly where the incisions would be made during your private appointment. Some lifts may require a smaller or larger incision, depending on the amount of skin excess.
Are You a Good Candidate for an Inner Thigh Lift in Nashville?
Generally, anyone with loose and sagging skin on the inner thigh is a good candidate for an inner thigh lift operation in Nashville. If your clothes do not fit the way they used to, or you are self-conscious in shorts or a swimsuit, an inner thigh lift could be an excellent solution. You could also be an ideal candidate if you have/are:
- Excess skin without a significant amount of fat
- Weight stability within 5% of your goal
- Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 34
- Nonsmoker, no nicotine use
- Healthy, without major medical conditions
- Positive outlook and realistic goals
If you are still unsure if this surgery is right for you, call our office today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.
Inner Thigh Lift Procedure and Recovery
As with any surgical procedure, Dr. MaDan will give you pre-surgical instructions, which may include temporarily stopping certain medications. Once medically cleared, you will check in for your outpatient procedure. Your procedure, which will take place under general anesthesia, will last between two and three hours—depending on the amount of correction, your preferences, and Dr. MaDan’s approach.
To begin, Dr. MaDan makes incisions hidden in the bikini line and groin crease to remove excess skin and fat cells. The remaining tissues are lifted upwards and closed with sutures. Post-surgical dressings are applied to promote healing and support the new shape of your thighs. Usually, you are able to return home the same day.
Your inner thigh lift procedure in our Nashville surgical center, including pre-op and post-op, can take half to a whole day. The procedure can be performed in combination with other body contouring surgeries. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You should be able to return to work in one to two weeks if your job is somewhat sedentary.
Get Slimmer Legs with an Inner Thigh Lift in Nashville
An inner thigh lift in Nashville could boost your self-confidence, make your thighs look thinner and firmer, and rid you of excess fat and skin. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, our dedicated plastic surgeon, Dr. MaDan, takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with an individualized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Schedule an appointment today!