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What is the Best Revision for my Inner Thighs and Loose Skin?

I had lipo to my inner thighs and then trasferred to my butt. Its 6 mos. later and the skin in my inner thigh is loose and jiggly. He is moving to another state and is offering to give ne a discounted revision. I want to know if I should have an inner thigh lift or could vaser lipo tighten up the skin without leaving me with the scar. I would also like to know of the life expectancy of the inner thigh lift. Im 34 and their telling me that the scar will fall.

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Medial thigh lift for loose medial thigh skin

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I do not think that VASER will give you the tightening that you desire. Medial thigh lifts performed by a surgeon familiar with this procedure should give you the tightening of thigh you want. I disagree that the scars for this procedure are not good. With a conservative skin resection, tension can be limited giving you an improved contour. Aggressive resections can result in too much pulling in this region leaving widened scars and potential distortion of the genital region. I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon with experience with this procedure to give you the best result.


Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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Thigh lift?

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It sound slike formyour description that you might need an inner thigh lift, but I can not be sure without an exam.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Best Revision for my Inner Thighs and Loose Skin?

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I had lipo to my inner thighs and then trasferred to my butt. Its 6 mos. later and the skin in my inner thigh is loose and jiggly. He is moving to another state and is offering to give ne a discounted revision. I want to know if I should have an inner thigh lift or could vaser lipo tighten up the skin without leaving me with the scar. I would also like to know of the life expectancy of the inner thigh lift. Im 34 and their telling me that the scar will fall
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I have several problems with your question.

First, removing moderate to large amounts of fat from the inner thighs commonly result is deflated, hanging "loose and jiggly" skin. Were you not told about it? If you were and proceeded, why are you surprised? If you were not, why would you trust a surgeon who did not tell you about it with another operation?

Second, I have done a lot of VASER liposuction procedures and while there is a certain amount of skin shrinkage with it, it never matches the flattening seen with an excisional surgery such as Tummy Tuck, Buttock or Thigh Lift.

I would get at least another opinion before having another procedure.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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What is the Best Revision for my Inner Thighs and Loose Skin?

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Lift away forget the VASER! Lose skin = excision of the lose skin. From MIAMI DR. Darryl j. Blinski

Inner Thigh Jiggly! What to do?

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Vaser tightens the skin in many places but does not help the inner thigh much.  I have done well over 1200 Vaser procedures and am very pleased but again it does not help much with inner thigh.  The only solution is a thigh lift but a reasonable alternative is to wait a year or two and see how you look.   The thigh lift is a significant surgery with a long (8 inches or more) incision and a longer recovery.    The inner thigh is a tough place.  good luck.

Loose skin on inner thigh following liposuction

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You probably need an excisional type thigh lift. If done right, the scar should not migrate and the results should be permanent. Don't try any non invasive treatments as they will not work.

Consider an inner thigh lift

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The only way to know if you would have loose skin after liposuction would be to have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.  The key to liposuction is not the amount of fat removed it is the amount of fat that remains and the quality of the skin.  Poor skin elasticity will yield a poor result.  You may need an inner thigh lift

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Revision of Enter Thigh Liposuction?

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Thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, there is no modality of treatment to correct the problem you are experiencing except for medial thigh lifting surgery. As you have heard there are significant downsides to this operation which you must consider carefully. You may decide that it would be best not to undergo any type of treatment. Do not waste your time on modalities that will not work or make things worse.

Please make sure you are consulting with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

I hope this helps.

Medial thigh lift is a good option

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like any procedure, a medial thigh lift done poorly can lead to problems, done well it can improve elastotic (loose, jiggly) skin. if the surgeon does not do the procedure with regularity then pay for a good operation minimizing complications.

Rafael C. Cabrera, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Thigh lift

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Excess skin on the inner thigh can only be addressed by an inner thigh lift. The scar is well hidden.

Neal Goldberg, MD
Westchester Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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