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Thigh Lift

Thighplasty

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, can reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better contours for the thighs and lower body.

What words should I know about thigh lift surgery?

General anesthesia

Medications that are inhaled and/or given by injection into a vein used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A medication injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Medial thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the inner thigh.

Outer/lateral thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the outer thigh.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.



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