A thigh lift in Tampa, also referred to as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves your inner and outer thigh shape by removing excess skin and fat of either the medial or lateral thigh, or both.
A thighplasty takes about two to three hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Buchanan will make an incision into your thigh according to the type of lift you have agreed upon. Using this incision, he will remove small amounts of fat deposits and skin by excision. If your case requires liposuction, he will make a tiny incision into the thigh to remove fat using a small tube called a cannula. Once the excess fat and small tissue have been removed, he will pull the skin taut in order to reshape and tighten the thighs, leaving your legs with a smoother appearance. The incisions are then closed with sutures. In some cases, he may place drains in order to prevent fluid accumulation.