i have had a thigh lift to remove excess skin and i am mostly happy except there is some skin on the inner part of my left thigh that is loose. i might not have noticed this except for the fact that it pulls and is very irritating when i walk, run and even stand. i thought that this irritating feeling would eventually pass with healing but after 2 years it is not getting better. is it possible to only remove a small portion of skin on one leg or would i have to undergo another full lift?
Is It Possible To Correct a Small Area After a Thigh Lift Or Do I Have To Undergo Another Full Lift?
Doctor Answers 5
Minor revision of skin after thigh lift surgery
REVISIONS ARE NOT UNCOMMON BUT DO NOT REQUIRE FULL LIFT
Thigh revisions are not uncommon. I do not think you have to undergo a full thigh lift for a revision. Typically only the area that concerns you needs to be revised. This may require a little liposuction and resection of excess skin.
Congratulations on your weight loss.
J. Timothy Katzen, MD, FACS
Revision thigh lift
I cannot give you a recommendation without direct examination. Depending on how much excess skin you have, you may need a small skin excision vs. a larger, more formal thigh lift. Please consult your plastic surgeon for evaluation.
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Thigh lifting revision
You may very well be a good candidate for revisionary thigh lifting surgery, based on the description you have provided. It would be in your best interests to be examined by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. This examination will be critical to evaluate your situation and the potential benefits as well potential risks/complications associated with further surgery.
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