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With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about spending some quality time on the beach or at the pool. But if you’re self-conscious about baring your body in Houston’s famously hot climate because of loose skin, excess fat, and unwanted cellulite, you may wonder how to reclaim your long, slender, and smooth thighs.
Thigh lift surgery is helpful for women and men seeking toned thighs for sleeker leg contour. The procedure reshapes the thighs by eliminating excess fat and skin for a smoother, shapelier outline when weight loss and fitness efforts aren’t getting the job done.
What Can a Thigh Lift Do for Me?
Though a healthy diet and dedicated workout routine will help you lose weight and improve your quality of life, you may still struggle with stubborn fatty deposits and excess skin. Dr. Livingston recommends thigh lift surgery for nonsmoking patients who are already at or near their target weight.
Dr. Livingston understands the inner and outer thighs can be a significant concern for many patients in Southeast Texas. However, he can address your cosmetic issues by tightening, sculpting, and reshaping these areas to complement a sleeker and slimmer lower-body contour.
Thigh Lift Recovery Tips
Here’s how to get the most from your thigh lift:
- Restrict your movement during the first few days, taking gentle walks to reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Take prescribed antibiotics and other medications
- Wear your compression garment as instructed, typically three to four weeks after surgery.
- Stick to a low-sodium diet to reduce swelling and include plenty of fiber-rich foods to avoid straining during bowel movements.
- Carefully resume typical activities after two weeks under Dr. Livingston’s guidance.
- Avoid strenuous activities like running or heavy lifting for at least six weeks after thigh lift surgery.
- Steer clear of excessive sun exposure to help scars heal and diminish for the first three months after surgery.
Dr. Livingston will provide specific recovery instructions tailored for you. These will include information on how to care for your incisions, manage your drains, and take your medication. Follow them to the letter to experience a safe, successful, and comfortable recovery process.