Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, yet still have loose, excess skin around the inner and outer thighs are the best candidates for a thigh lift procedure. A thigh lift will tighten and remove excess skin so that it properly conforms to the patient’s new body contours. The procedure can be done alone, or in conjunction with a liposuction procedure to remove excess fat from the thighs. In most cases, patients who undergo a thigh lift cosmetic surgical procedure are very pleased with their results.
However, there may be certain patients for whom the initial surgery did not provide quite the results for which they were hoping. These patients may be good candidates for a revision thigh lift procedure. Those patients who have maintained a stable weight for six months following their initial thigh lift procedure and have fully healed scars can consider a revision procedure if they are not happy with their initial results.
Reasons for a Revision Thigh Lift
The most common reason for a revision thigh lift procedure is if not enough excess skin was removed in the initial procedure, leaving the patient with flabby, loose skin around the inner or outer thighs. In other cases, the skin may not have been evenly tightened, leaving behind a puckered or lumpy appearance. Another reason why patients may require a revision thigh lift procedure is when not enough fat was removed during a combined thigh lift and liposuction procedure. This may produce a dimpled, uneven look to the skin because there are pockets of fat that still remain.
Revision Thigh Lift Procedure
Depending upon the reason for the revision procedure, Dr. Marin may be able to go back in through the original incisions to correct the problem. If not enough excess skin was removed, or it was removed unevenly, he will lift away the skin and underlying tissue, tighten the skin up further, and reattach it back in place. If not enough fat was removed during a combined thigh lift and liposuction procedure, he may be able to perform additional liposuction to remove the uneven fat deposits around the thighs.
Dr. Marin’s Experience with Revision Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
Dr. Marin received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and went on to be chief resident at Baylor College of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery in Houston. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the specialty medical board for plastic surgery. He has also been featured in the media discussing the risks and benefits of cosmetic surgery.
With any surgical revision, the trick is to not only correct for the issues from the initial procedure but to also not make it apparent that any revision work was needed. Fortunately, Dr. Marin has the requisite years of education, training, and experience at performing revision thigh lift procedures to ensure that his patients will finally achieve the results they had wanted from their initial procedure. Contact Marin Aesthetics today.
*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.