Thigh Contouring Mobile

Thigh Contouring Mobile

The most common thigh complaints are excess fat or loose skin, which are often incorrectable with diet and exercise. Localized medial or lateral thigh excess, such as “saddlebags,” can usually be corrected with thigh liposuction. The medial thigh occasionally requires excisional techniques, sometimes limited to a scar in the inguinal crease, but usually down the thigh in the most hidden location along the posteromedial thigh. Both excisions and liposuction of the medial thigh should be performed by trained plastic surgeons as there are important vascular, nervous, and lympathic structures at risk in this area and the thin, loose skin may not contour well after liposuction. Circumferential adiposity is more difficult to correct. It is possible to liposuction circumferentially but the risks are increased and conservative, serial treatments may be necessary to remove the desired amount of fat in a safe manner. Excisional procedures are needed when significant excess skin is present with thigh fat.

Both a thigh plasty and a thigh dermal lipectomy will remove fat and improve contour, but not without scarring, either directly at the site of excess, in the groin, over the hip, vertically down the medial or lateral thigh, or circumferentially in a bikini line distribution. In most aesthetic cases, the scar can be placed in the most hidden location of the posteromedial thigh.  After preoperative marking, the excess tissue is removed and the thigh is lifted with deep fascial suspension and multilayered closure. The more extensive procedures require a 2 to 6 hour surgery with deep sedation, general anesthesia, or epidural block and overnight observation. Postoperative drains, pain control, and assistance with protected early mobilization are vital. Swelling is significant and blunts the improvement for several months. Activities should be limited for 2 to 3 weeks and slowly advanced over 4 to 6 weeks.

Important Announcement

Due to COVID-19, MPRSD and the Med Spa will be closed indefinitely beginning March 30th, 2020. Both Dr. Park and Dr. Rebowe will only be seeing post-operative patients, patients with pressing issues, and will continue working hospital consults and ER coverage. However, during this time we will not be seeing new elective patients. Staff will reach out to cancel appointments and notify patients, and will be reaching out to reschedule when we are back in the office.

We always do our best to stay available to our patients. If the normal communication systems break down during this crisis, Dr. Park should be reachable at drchrispark@gmail.com and Dr. Rebowe at drrebowe@gmail.com. Immediate availability cannot be assumed during these unpredictable times so do not email with urgent issues. Urgent issues need direct communication with a provider either through the office or if necessary, your nearest emergency room.

Email info@mprsd.com to setup a virtual consultation with Dr. Park or Dr. Rebowe

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