Improve the Contours of Your Legs with a Thigh Lift
If you feel self-conscious about excess skin and fat on your thighs, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo Calderon can perform both regular and extended thigh lift at his Tijuana, Mexico, plastic surgery practice to produce a toned, attractive look. Dr. Castillo is a leading plastic surgeon in the region, helping patients from Mexico, the United States, and beyond to safely and beautifully transform their bodies. He can perform a thigh lift as a standalone procedure, or in combination with another procedure for enhanced results.
Dr. Castillo is a leading plastic surgeon in the region, helping patients from Mexico, the United States, and beyond transform their bodies.
Thigh Lift versus Extended Thigh Lift
The standard thigh lift procedure focuses on the inner thighs. Incisions are made at the hip crease to eliminate excess skin and fat. In some cases, he may combine a thigh lift with liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat. In other cases, patients may only need liposuction to achieve their desired results.
An extended thigh lift involves horizontal incisions at the hip crease in addition to vertical incisions along the inner thigh down toward the knees. This variation on the procedure is much less common.
Are You a Thigh Lift Candidate?
The ideal thigh lift candidate has excess, sagging skin and fat in the upper legs. The procedure is particularly beneficial for patients who have achieved significant weight loss and now have excess skin in those areas. A thigh lift is appropriate for patients who have lost weight naturally through diet and exercise as well as for those who have lost weight after bariatric surgery.
In general, patients must:
- Have the ability to maintain a stable weight after surgery
- Be in good overall health
- Not smoke
- Not drink heavily
- Have realistic expectations
- Commit to a lifestyle of nutritious diet and regular exercise in order to maintain results
Patients desiring more dramatic results may wish to combine their thigh lift with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck.
Dr. Castillo will perform an in-depth evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for a thigh lift.
What to Expect before and after Your Procedure
Dr. Castillo performs all thigh lift procedures at a nearby hospital equipped with the latest tools and technology. He works with a registered anesthesiologist to ensure patient comfort and safety throughout the procedure. After Dr. Castillo has carefully outlined the incisions on your thighs, the anesthesiologist will administer intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia, in addition to a local anesthetic.
The procedure typically takes two to three hours to complete. We will carefully bandage your incisions and take you to a recovery room once the surgery is complete. An overnight stay is generally not needed. Once you are ready, we will take you back to your hotel to recover. Most patients need at least two to three weeks off of work. During this time, you should keep your legs elevated as much as possible, and avoid walking as much as you can. Dr. Castillo will follow up with you regularly during your recovery to ensure proper healing.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy about the appearance of your legs, contact My Best Body Ever! online or call (619) 955-6866 from US or 664-634-7490 from Mexico to schedule a thigh lift consultation. Dr. Castillo will perform an in-depth evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for a thigh lift.