Unveil Toned, Contoured Legs with Dr. Panossian in Pasadena

Taking control of your health and experiencing weight loss is a huge accomplishment that can feel bittersweet when left with unwanted fat or excess skin on your thighs. Dr. Panossian understands the emotional toll that these insecurities can take on your overall well-being and is here to offer a personalized solution. With his extensive experience in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, you can trust Dr. Panossian to expertly handle a nuanced procedure like a thigh lift with care. If you’re ready to wear skirts and swimsuits confidently, Dr. Panossian can help you achieve the toned and contoured legs you desire, allowing you to step confidently into any situation.

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What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat, resulting in a more toned and contoured leg contour. This procedure is typically sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, aging, or genetic factors that have led to sagging skin and localized fat deposits on the thighs. Through precise surgical techniques, a thigh lift can enhance the overall appearance of the thighs, providing patients with smoother, firmer, and more proportionate leg contours.

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The Benefits of a Thigh Lift

Constantly hiding your legs is no way to live. Whether you’ve undergone extensive weight loss or you’re dealing with signs of aging, Dr. Panossian offers a compassionate, personalized thigh lift procedure in Pasadena & Glendale, CA. This treatment will help you achieve sleek, toned thighs and experience a newfound confidence. The benefits of thighplasty include the following:

  • Improved Contour: Eliminate excess skin and fat deposits, resulting in smoother and more contoured thighs.
  • Enhanced Proportion: Achieve better balance and symmetry in your lower body, enhancing overall body proportion.
  • Increased Confidence: Enjoy a boost in self-esteem and body image as you feel more comfortable and confident in clothing and everyday activities.
  • Youthful Appearance: Rejuvenate the appearance of your thighs, restoring a more youthful and vibrant look to your legs.
  • Clothing Options: Expand your wardrobe choices and feel more confident wearing clothing that reveals your legs, such as skirts, shorts, and swimwear.

Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?

If you're bothered by excess skin or stubborn fat deposits on your thighs, a thigh lift in the Pasadena & Glendale area with Dr. Panossion may be the solution you've been looking for. Despite regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, ideal candidates for this procedure typically experience sagging skin, cellulite, or a lack of thigh definition. Additionally, individuals who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with loose, hanging skin on their thighs can benefit greatly from a thigh lift. Individuals considering a thigh lift procedure should ideally be at or near their goal weight and have maintained stability in their weight for some time, as significant fluctuations in weight can affect the results of the surgery. If a thigh lift could solve your problems, schedule a consultation with Dr. Panossian today. During your consultation, he will assess your anatomy, discuss your goals, and determine if a thigh lift is right for you. You can expect a thorough examination, a detailed explanation of the procedure and potential outcomes, personalized treatment recommendations, and the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure so you can feel confident moving forward.

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What to Expect: The Thigh Lift Procedure

During a thigh lift procedure, patients are typically placed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the surgery. The procedure involves making incisions along the inner thigh, starting near the knee and extending toward the groin, with the incision length determined by the degree of excess skin and fat present. Through these incisions, redundant fat and excess skin are meticulously removed, and extensive tailoring is performed to minimize visible scarring and create smoother, more toned contours.

Liposuction may also be utilized to refine the thigh's shape further. Dr. Panossian carefully plans the incision patterns to achieve optimal results, and a small drain may be placed at the end of the surgery to aid in the healing process. The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the extent of correction needed but generally ranges from two to three hours. Throughout the surgery, Dr. Panossian's expertise in plastic surgery ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care with optimal results.

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Thigh Lift Recovery

Following a thigh lift procedure, you can anticipate a recovery period involving some downtime as your body heals. Patients may need to take time off from work and refrain from strenuous activities for several weeks to ensure full recovery. Dr. Panossian typically utilizes long-acting local anesthesia alongside general anesthesia to substantially reduce pain in the postoperative period. We advise patients to have a friend or relative assist them within 24 hours after returning home. Initial dressings will include gauze and either an elastic bandage or a compression garment. If used, any external stitches or drains will be removed during the first visit.

It's normal for the thighs to be bruised and swollen for the first week following surgery, although pain is typically minimal and can be managed with pain medication. Activities must be limited during the first week of recovery–heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided, with light walking encouraged. Around two weeks post-surgery, patients may gradually increase their activity levels, including more extensive walking, while avoiding aggressive exercise or weight lifting. Running and other strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks.

During recovery, wearing a compression garment for the next 3 to 4 weeks is required. Some diminished sensation along the inner thigh may occur initially, but this often improves as swelling subsides over the next six weeks, though permanent decreased sensation is rare. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Panossian will be scheduled to monitor patients' progress and address any concerns or questions during recovery. As swelling subsides and the body heals, the full results of the thigh lift will become noticeable, allowing you to enjoy smoother, more contoured thighs that enhance your overall body shape and confidence.

Why Choose Dr. Panossian?

Choosing Dr. Panossian for your thigh lift procedure ensures you're in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who prioritizes your safety, satisfaction, and well-being. Having been nominated by his peers annually since 2012 as a "Super Doctor," Dr. Panossian has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. Leading with heart, he also deeply understands the emotional concerns and insecurities associated with thigh imperfections and is dedicated to helping you achieve the toned, contoured legs you desire. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including his involvement in groundbreaking procedures such as Haiti's first-ever conjoined twin separation, demonstrates his commitment to excellence and innovation. If you're in Glendale, Pasadena, or the greater Los Angeles area, take the first step towards enhancing your confidence by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Panossian today.

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Thigh Lift FAQs

Can a thigh lift help cellulite?

How should I prepare for a thigh lift surgery?

What are the risks of a thigh lift?

How should I sit after my thigh lift?

Does a lower body lift include the thighs?

Can a thigh lift help cellulite?

While a thigh lift can improve the appearance of cellulite by removing excess skin and fat, it's essential to understand that it's not specifically designed to treat cellulite. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with loose or sagging thigh skin. While cellulite may be diminished due to the tightening effect of a thigh lift, it's essential to discuss your specific concerns and expectations with Dr. Panossian during your consultation to ensure a thorough understanding of the potential outcomes.

How should I prepare for a thigh lift surgery?

Before a thigh lift surgery, it's crucial to have realistic expectations about the results and maintain a stable body weight, as fluctuations can impact the outcome. Patients who have undergone significant weight loss should aim to maintain their weight for at least six months before considering surgery. During your initial consultation with Dr. Panossian, discuss your goals and concerns, and carefully follow any pre-operative instructions provided. These instructions may include discontinuing certain medications, refraining from smoking and arranging for transportation home after surgery. Being well-prepared by adhering to these guidelines can help ensure a successful thigh lift procedure with optimal results.

What are the risks of a thigh lift?

While thigh lift surgery is generally safe, there are potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. These include sensitivity or reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, and possible hematoma formation or scarring. Dr. Panossian's technique aims to minimize scarring and asymmetry, but these risks are present with any surgical procedure. Discussing these potential risks with Dr. Panossian during your consultation is essential to ensure you are fully informed before proceeding with thigh lift surgery. Additionally, Dr. Panossian and his team are dedicated to providing personalized care and support throughout your thigh lift journey, addressing any concerns or complications that may arise. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Panossian today to learn more about the risks and benefits of thigh lift surgery.

How should I sit after my thigh lift?

After a thigh lift, it's important to avoid sitting directly on the incision area for the first few days of recovery. This precaution helps promote proper healing and prevents unnecessary pressure on the surgical site during the initial stages of recovery. Dr. Panossian will provide specific post-operative instructions tailored to your needs, including guidance on sitting and other activities to ensure a smooth recovery process.

Does a lower body lift include the thighs?

Yes, a lower body lift typically includes the thighs to address excess or loose skin in the outer thigh area. Patients considering a thigh lift may benefit from this combined approach. Still, it's essential to consult with Dr. Panossian to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific needs and goals. Dr. Panossian will assess your concerns during your consultation and create a customized treatment plan to achieve the desired outcome.

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