Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs through removal of excess skin and fat, creating better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
A thigh lift is often suitable for patients whose efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise haven’t been as successful as they’d like.
Procedure Length: 2 Hours
Recovery: No lifting, pushing or pulling for 6 weeks. Back to work in 7-10 days.
What is a Thigh Lift procedure?
A thigh lift procedure aims to reshape the thighs by removing excess skin and fat from the thighs. Candidates for the procedure would be individuals who might experience reduced mobility when playing sports or doing physical activity, or those who might have trouble finding clothes that fit properly. The results of the procedure are smoother skin, and better-proportioned contours of the lower body.
Why should I consider a Thigh Lift?
With the natural aging process or post massive weight loss, the thigh skin loses elasticity, which can cause the creasing and sagging. In addition to being unappealing, saggy thigh skin wrinkles are generally uncomfortable and can even become painful due to skin fold infections. A thigh lift is not just for patients who have experienced significant weight loss, but for anyone who wants tighter thighs.
You might want to consider a thigh lift procedure if you have loose, flabby thigh skin, chronic inner thigh rashes, chaffing while walking or running, difficulty fitting into clothing, have undergone bariatric surgery, have lost a significant amount of weight, or just want thighs that are more proportioned and firmer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are considering Breast Surgery or Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgery treatment will require that you make important decisions. Dr. Cluett wants to help you feel educated about your choices and has provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Where Will Your Procedure Take Place?
Your initial consult will take place in Dr. Cluett’s office at 7 Paton Street, The Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, or Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Your surgical procedure will take place in a fully-equipped and safe surgical facility. These medical centres bring with them a team of specialized health care practitioners with training and experience specific to these types of procedures. Your safety is key to the success of a procedure.
What about Pre-op and aftercare?
Dr. Cluett will work to ensure your path to recovery is as smooth and short as possible. Your recovery will be unique to you, your body, and your surgical procedure, that’s why each patient needs a custom recovery programme. After your procedure, Dr. Cluett will meet with you to review your specific needs and recommended aftercare. Throughout the recovery process, should you have any questions, you can always call Dr. Cluett’s St. John’s office and her team will be able to provide you with answers, or schedule a follow up appointment.
Is a referral required for a consultation with Dr. Cluett?
Some consultations will be covered by MCP if you are referred by another physician. If you wish to avoid obtaining a referral it is possible to see Dr. Cluett. This will involve a one-time consultation fee.
Will my treatment be coverable by MCP?
If the concern you have is considered “cosmetic” by MCP standards, your treatment will not be covered. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if your treatment will be covered, is to see Dr. Cluett in consultation. After assessing your concerns, she will advise you as to whether or not MCP will cover your procedure based on your history as well as your physical problems.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit or cash. We are as well associated with Ifinance Medicard which is a company accustomed to financing cosmetic procedures. We will provide you with the necessary contact information so you can further investigate this option if requested.
Why should I choose a Plastic Surgeon for my cosmetic procedure?
A Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery after receiving their initial medical degree. This is different from a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Cluett is the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador.