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...

Nice faint line...

Here are a couple pictures of my inner thigh scar at three months...Looks nice and thin, and light in color...

No visiable scar line

Someone recently asked me to post a updated photo of my inner thigh lift scar. Not my best look by no means, but the scar is very faint. If all you need is a little lift to get rid of excess skin this is the lift for you. As it turns out, it really didn't quite do what was needed in my case since my thighs and saddle bags were my worst. I would suggest a long thigh lift in the case where one has quite a lot of excess skin and tissue....

One Year later....

As I approach my one year surgery anniversary, enough time has passed to give a honest review of my outcome. Sadly my outcome is far from what I had hoped it would be. Simply because my legs were my worst battle scar from years of being obese. After years of being overweight, I was left with cellulite and badly sagging skin. When I started this review it was about having a long thigh lift, but when I went for my mark up the night before surgery I learned I would not be getting the long thigh lift but rather the inner thigh lift due to my excess veins. I had completed all the vein stripping and was given the okay from my vascular surgeon in Scottsdale, but Dr. G. still felt it was unsafe to do such a drastic surgery on me so a inner thigh lift was done in it's place. I have no idea how much skin was removed from the inner lift, I was assured it would be aggressive. In the beginning my thighs did seem better (with surgery swelling) but the lower area of the thigh, the bulge around the inner knee is just as hideous as before. The legs actually look worse today. I can't blame the inner thigh lift on that as it seems to be result of the hips being smaller now after also having a lower body lift at the same time, and not receiving any lipo to the saddle bags which now cause them to look ever larger and out of proportion. Turns out that due to the fact I am over 50 I did not receive any much needed lipo. So all in all, I am not sure how to rate, my inner thigh lift. The scars are amazing, very thing and faint. I am sure if my legs had not been as bad as they were, the inner lift would have been a success. It just wasn't the best decision in my case. I have recently consulted with a different Plastic Surgeon who is very proficient in performing the long thigh lifts and he feels he can give me the results I desire. He also will be lipoing the other thighs, as he goes by the general health of a individual rather than just a age. So as it turns out, as nice as my outcome was scar wise, it just wasn't the best procedure for me. I would have to say, if you are one who just needs a little extra skin removed from your inner thigh then this would be a great procedure for you. As far as pictures go, I will post some pictures at the end of the month as part of my LBL update.
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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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