Thigh Reduction Melbourne VIC

Thigh reduction surgery – involves treatment of excess skin in the upper thighs. Commonly this issue arises after a significant amount of weight loss or with the normal ageing process.

Two techniques are possible. The first being a transverse incision with the scar running in the groin crease. The overall effect is not very dramatic. Mr White generally recommends the longitudinal incision which extends along the inner aspect of the thigh. Whilst it is a long wound it is placed in a position to hide it as best as possible. It gives a much more dramatic and effective result.

Thigh Reduction FAQs

What are the risks associated with thigh reduction surgery?

As with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications, including bleeding, infection, fluid collection, fat necrosis, blood clots, or reaction to anaesthesia. Thigh reductions will indeed leave some scarring. It is also common for smokers to experience poor healing and wider scars. The procedure can also leave you with slightly mismatched lower extremities and possible long term swelling of the legs (lymphedema). For women, depending on the technique that your surgeon uses, there is a risk of female labial spreading. Labial spreading is a condition where the female labia cannot touch each other, which is can occur when the scar located in the crease on either side of the pubic area pulls them apart.

Who is a good candidate for thigh reduction surgery?

Thigh reduction surgery is performed in order to remove excess skin and fat from the upper thighs, and reshape the contours of the body. The procedure is best suited to individuals who are at a healthy and stable weight, and would like to reduce excess tissue caused as a result of significant weight loss or the natural ageing process.

What does thigh reduction surgery involve?

During the procedure, Mr White will make a longitudinal incision along the inner aspect of the thigh. The contours of the thighs are reshaped and tightened before the incisions are closed. You may notice some bruising and swelling following treatment, but the results of the procedure will be visible as soon as these side-effects have subsided.

What can I expect after thigh reduction surgery?

Although the results of a thigh reduction surgery will be visible almost immediately following the procedure, it can take a few months to see the final results. The quality of the skin will look and feel better, and the contours of the thighs will be smoother and firmer. The results are long-lasting, although we do recommend that you maintain a stable weight and commit to a balanced eating plan and exercise regime.   

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