The Problem: After significant weight loss, often there is excess tissue in the medial upper thigh, just below the pubic area. No matter how much exercising or toning you do, that skin will stay there unless it is surgically removed.
The Goal: Improve contour in thighs. Dr. Goodwin’s technique also aims to minimize the appearance of the scar through incision location and appropriate fat removal.
Length: Usually 1-2 hours.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, scarring, tightness with leg movement.
Risks: Infection, bleeding, wound breakdown, scar hypertrophy, asymmetry, risk of anesthesia.
Recovery: Sometimes drains for one to two days. Resume normal daily activities usually within one to two weeks. Full recovery in about six weeks. Post-operative garment usually worn for four weeks.
Duration of Results: Usually permanent if weight remains stable.
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*All information on this site provides general information about plastic surgery. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and it does not address your individual medical needs which will determine which treatment options are right for you.