Can a horizontal incision for a mini thigh lift cause dragging, or pulling of the groin area?
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Mini thigh lift?
Can a horizontal incision for a mini thigh lift cause dragging or pulling of the groin area?
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Los Angeles, CA
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Mini thigh lift
Any vertical lift through a groin incision can lead to a drop of the scar and can pull the groin area lower. It needs to be fixed during surgery. Placement of a vertical scar will reduce the chance of this happening.
Medial thigh lift
Medial thigh lift can be done through a groin incision or vertical incision from groin to the knee.
Groin incision has to be anchored to the deep fascia to prevent it from downward displacement and thus it will pull on the labia.
If the tissue is not strong enough then also the scar will pull down. That is one of the potential risks of medial thigh lift
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