Medial Thigh LIft - Tijuana, MX

This procedure is going to be done along with my...

This procedure is going to be done along with my Lower Body Lift that I am having done next week! I don't have much to say about it at this point other than it is greatly needed. Not looking forward to a long scar on the inner thighs, but my arms have healed so nicely they are not really noticeable so I am hoping the thighs will be the same. I have never been able to show my legs in public my entire adult life, so either way anything will be a improvement. Even though I have lost 100 lbs and have gone from a size 18 pants to a 10 currently, I still look the same in my pants. What I mean is they may be a smaller size but they still look like they are squeezed in to them. All that extra skin does not look good even hidden in pants. My knees still look fat. Hard to describe but I look like a gel has filled out every ounce of my jeans...

I leave in 4 days!!!

Pretty much all packed, still need to buy a few more items on my list from the Doctor and all the items I copied form everyone here. Today I was thinking maybe I should not do the thighs that it's so much to do at once, but if not now then never, since this will be my last big surgery. Still planning on a brow lift and maybe a eye lift, since the rest of the face and neck have all ready been done. I so wish I would have already done those with the face lift, but was afraid of doing too much at one time and this time the PS said doing those also would be too much so I have to wait...Hubby is pretty much over me having all this done. So much time in the planning and then SOOOO much time in the healing it really cuts into life. I'm not sure how those movie stars are able to get so much work done and still have time to make the movies....lol Anyway I will take pictures of the after, here are some before's

Made it to the other side...

I am feeling great, no pain what so ever. My surgeon told me I would not feel any pain, but I really didn't believe it, as I have had plastic surgery before and know what kind of pain you can be in after. Well I was wrong, there truly has been no pain, I was a little slow moving at first but each day it gets better, I'm feeling pretty good today. Haven't seen my results as of yet as I currently look like a mummy but will be having that cut off and placed into my garment today I believe.

Two part procedure

I had a medial thigh lift in the front part of my thigh. At a later date I will have a lift of the rear thigh into the lower butt portion that will lift the thigh from the back and also help build the lower area of the buttocks. My rear was my biggest problem, literally Lol I always have had a very wide flat ass, no matter what my weight was....So when I learned this would need to be done in two procedures, I was not surprised. Not sure at this point when the second part will happen....

Healing Nicely

Drain removal, thank God and, incisions all closed with the exception of a area that was being bothered by the support garment, so I have changed garments and put some steri strips on it and I am sure it will be closed soon too. Scars look like a pen line, sure hope they stay that small. Feeling so much better without those drains...

4 weeks post op.

I do have to say the medial thigh lift is the slowest part of the healing process, since the area is a area that doesn't get much light of day. Hope you can see the thigh lift in this photo I will post a better one soon. The stomach area is more swollen than the rest, but the inner thigh incisions are very thin and should finish healing very well...
Dr. Victor Gutierrez

Doctor Victor Gutierrez is a very talented Board Certified Plastic Surgeon operating out of Tijuana Mexico. Trained in Israel, his skill level is of the highest caliber. His bedside manor is incredible, you will find him to be the most caring doctor you ever have the privilege of knowing. He makes a art form out of Plastic Surgery. His care for excellence is evident in all he does. You will not be disappointed if you are lucky enough to go to him.

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ok i read the part where you said you wish you had done your eye lift and brow when you did your face. When is the 2nd part of bum gonna be done? You husband is probably over it,when you are and don't do anything else. Men. ;)
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Yep, that's it...the hubby is so over it all...especially having to re do stuff. I plan on doing all the fixes with the 2nd part of the bum. Most likely in the late fall...Out of time and money at the moment...
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I hear you,this stuff is NOT Cheap,quite the contrary. I still think you Don't need a brow lift and eye lift top or bottom. Bum,i doubt that too. Maybe just focus on your arms.
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AZ what else are you going to do??? I am getting my referral this week for a vascular surgeon... for these blood vessels
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I hope you're doing great.....would love to see updated pics of the front and back of your thighs :)
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Glad all is well! Looking forward to more updates& pics :)
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Your incisions look nice and thin. You should heal very well and look great!! Did you have the inverted V in front because you didn't have enough skin to pull down? I have the same and was wondering. Happy healing hun....your Dr. did a great job!!
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Yes that's exactly right! I didn't have a lot of extra skin on my stomach...It was just wrinkly not hanging down like most, that's why for years I didn't think I needed a TT or a LBL, then I found out the LBL was really for all that which has fallen south...which was a lot on me...
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When Will you share your result! Are you happy with your knee?
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The thighs are better than I expected them to be, so happy with that. As far as the knees, since nothing was done there, there is no change, I am going to work on dieting to lose a few pounds there hopefully and hoping that at a later date I will be a candidate for a little Lipo there...
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The cut lines look really nice in the groin, when I am out of my garment I will get the hubby to take a picture (he's a little baffled why I want him taking nude shots of me...haha) For me I was unable to have lipo due to my bad veins in my thighs so my surgeon said he would do a aggressive lift...hoping that did the trick...things look pretty smooth right now, I do know of course I have a lot of swelling....
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Sounding so positive! Can't wait t see ur results. Did he lipo ur thighs b4 d medial thigh lift?
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I wish, but with my vein issues, he felt it would not be a good idea so, he said he would do a aggressive lift...I was a little disappointed I couldn't have the lipo, but happier that I choose a surgeon who puts your safety first and doesn't take chances....
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I see you put "worth it" for your review....have you had a chance to see your thighs yet?
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There is a good change and the incision line looks fabulous....I was told this would be a two parter, The back side the lower butt will be pulled up and the extra tissue will be added to the lower part of the butt to add definition and to pull up more of the thighs. My lower half was so bad especially the rear (hard to notice where the butt ended and the thighs began) so for being part one it is definitely worth it! Of course I am not going to see the kind of results a long thigh lift would have given but I was not a candidate for that...
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You described my back thighs to a T. You can't tell where my butt ends and thighs begin!! From behind I look like a 90 yr old :( The lower part of my butt has NO volume, just saggy skin....I didn't know they could use the thigh to augment the butt. I'm so excited for you! Soooo....you have to undergo another procedure?
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should be a rather small one, on in my case a large one... Lol but recovery will be easy and i will be able to sleep on my tummy, I will do it in a few months, no rush, Hubby says the butt looks 1000 times better already, me and jeans were not a pretty sight. I never could stand to see a picture of me from behind no matter what size I was...This is why I love Dr G. He is such a artist and a problem slover, he says anything can be fixed....He knows how to fix these problem areas....
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AZDee, So, You did both??? Do they do both at once??? Thats my hopes calling Md today for consult in July Aug..... Thats my issue saggy no butt and skin sagging on thighs plus 1 varicose vein, in leg...... Hoping this will, complete, my total transformation after weight loss....
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He did the medial thigh lift, the butt lift (which addressed the upper butt area) and the lower body lift all at once. At a later date I will have the lower butt area pulled up which will also address more of the back thighs...It was just too much to do all at once. I pretty much have the worse case scenario when it comes to the butt...Oh well at least it's getting fixed.
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Take care and thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your results.
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Looking forward to seeing your results, happy healing!
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Can't Wait To see Your results... I am thinking on doing this too and have to have a vein stripped out as well.... Can you tell me how you go about it???
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I first went to a vein specialist who closed all my veins with a "detergent solution". It wasn't painful but did take a good amount of time having to have several sessions. They no longer "strip" the veins as he told me it's too barbaric, so they basically cause these non working veins to close up and shrink. As far as surgeons go, I found this site to be the most helpful of all as you get the whole truth from the patients themselves. I personally went with my surgeon based on the great reviews and personal phone calls from his patients. So glad I did, as I found a great one. Also, you will find it is very common to travel to find just the right fit. Most of us seem to use PS's in different states or countries, as PS's usually seem to have certain things that they specialize in, thus the travel, but so well worth the extra mile you may have to go...
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Okay awesome, I will ask My Md... where to start concerning veins....then go from there.... Thinking thigh/butt lift late fall...
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I hope it all works out great for you AZ. Please keep us up to date, with your pictures, when you can. People sharing, as you are, is so important. I think these surgeons would have many more patients, if they would show photos of their work. I look forward to seeing the new you. Good luck!
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