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Thigh Lift

Reshape and Slim Your Thighs

A thigh lift is the sort of plastic surgery that helps reshape the inner thighs by reducing excess skin and fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended.


Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, degree of correction and patient and Dr. Peterson’s professional recommendation. One common technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward wrapping around the back of the buttock. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Absorbable sutures close the skin incisions. The operation requires general anaesthesia, and is performed on a day care basis.


The smoother tighter contouring that result from a thigh lift are apparent almost immediately. You may be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your procedure to minimize swelling and support the tissue as they heal.


When your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages will be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment to minimize the swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. You will be given specific instructions that include how to care for the surgical sites following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Peterson.

If you think you could benefit from thigh lift cosmetic surgery please contact Dr. Peterson’s office at the Okanagan Health Surgical Centre in Kelowna today to find out more about the procedure and our other plastic surgery services.


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