There are several different types of thigh lifts performed by Dr. Agha. Each procedure targets a certain area for a specific result.
Inner or Medial Thigh Lift
A medial (inner) thigh lift reduces excess skin and fat on the upper portion of the inner thigh. This type of thigh lift helps people who have trouble eliminating excess fat from this area of the body through diet and exercise.
An inner thigh lift may also be used to treat reduced skin elasticity caused by the aging process or extreme weight loss. During an inner thigh lift, an incision is made at the junction of the thigh and pubic area that goes to the back of the crease of the buttock. A wedge of skin with fat is then removed and the inner thigh is lifted and secured at a higher position. The groin crease is then reconstructed. The scars are undetectable under clothing. This provides a tighter and smoother inner thigh contour and enhanced skin flow.
Outer or Lateral Thigh Lift
In a lateral (outer) thigh lift that includes a buttock lift, the incision generally overlaps with that of a circumferential abdominoplasty or a lower body lift. Through these incisions, the excess waist and upper outer thigh tissues are excised, and the thigh is elevated and secured at a higher position. This results in a smoother contour of the outer thigh skin. Also, the waist concavity is recreated.The disadvantage of this procedure is the length of the incision. However, most patients find that the scar is a reasonable trade-off for the results.
Spiral Thigh Lift
A spiral thigh lift is the signature thigh lift procedure Dr. Agha developed for those who require lower body lift surgery. As the name implies, the spiral thigh lift improves the thigh laxity of the front, back, inner and outer thigh. This procedure combines the incisions of an inner thigh lift with that of a lower body lift to improve the thigh contour circumferentially, to lift the buttocks, to restore an hour-glass waist, and to tighten the lower back and abdomen.
A vertical thighplasty is recommended for the treatment of loose skin of the thigh in a transverse or circumferential dimension, especially in the mid and lower thighs. The procedure involves removal of a large ellipse of skin and inner thigh tissue through a vertical incision that starts at the groin crease and extends to the inner knee. The procedure is recommended for a select number of patients who have lost significant weight. For these patients, Dr. Agha combines the vertical thighplasty and the upper-inner thigh lift in a procedure known as the “T-Thighplasty.” Whereas the scars after the medial thighplasty are covered by most underpants, the vertical medial thighplasty scar will be seen when the inner thighs are exposed.
Where Will Your Surgery Be Performed?
Dr. Agha has been granted staff privileges at several local hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. In the interest of the safety of his patients, he only performs surgery in fully accredited facilities with the proper services and staff.