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Inner Thigh Lift

Inner Thigh Lift

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New York Inner Thigh Lift

An inner thigh lift, one of several forms of thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that focuses on removing excess fat and loose skin from the inner thigh region. Patients interested in a thigh lift procedure have generally undergone a large amount of weight loss, leading to skin laxity that can prove to be unsightly when wearing a swimsuit or other revealing clothing. Thigh lift surgery can be tailored to address several common lower body cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Remove pockets of exercise-resistant fat located in the thighs
  • Eliminate loose thigh skin that forms as a result of weight loss or aging
  • Increase self-confidence when wearing a swimsuit or revealing clothing
  • Tighten and smooth skin in the inner thigh and groin region

Dr. Marc Everett exceeds in helping his patients meet their body goals. If you have undergone a large amount of weight loss and are faced with excess skin and fat that is preventing you from achieving your ideal figure, then consider a lower body contouring inner thigh lift.

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The Procedure

Inner Thigh Lift vs. Short Scar Thigh Lift

Dr. Marc Everett offers both inner thigh lift and short scar thigh lift surgery to their patients interested in contouring their legs. Both procedures focus on eliminating loose skin and excess fat located in the inner thigh but to differing degrees. Dr. Marc Everett helps his patients choose which option is better for them after an in-person consultation.

An inner thigh lift requires an incision placed in the fold of the groin that may extend to the back crease of the buttock. For patients with more severe amounts of loose skin, vertical incisions may also be made in the inner thigh extending from the groin down toward the knee. A basic inner thigh lift produces scars which are typically hidden with most types of clothing, including bikinis. Patients with a moderate to severe amount of loose thigh skin are the ideal candidates for this type of procedure.

Patients with only mild amounts of loose thigh skin may benefit more from a short scar thigh lift. The short scar thigh lift addresses the same concerns and areas like the inner thigh lift but results in a shorter scar and a quicker recovery. A single, smaller incision is made within the crease of the groin to remove excess skin from the upper thigh. Scarring resulting from a short scar thigh lift is easily hidden by all types of clothing.

Inner Thigh Lift Procedure

An inner thigh lift is completed under general anesthesia. The areas of loose skin targeted for removal are marked before beginning surgery to create an accurate template for incision placement during the procedure. If the patient has excess fat located in the thighs, liposuction may be used at the beginning of the surgery to remove the fat.

Once the patient has been numbed, and any excess fat has been removed via liposuction, the incisions are made in the designated areas. One incision will be made within the natural crease of the groin along the junction of the thigh and the pubic region. The length of the scar will depend on the amount of loose skin present but may extend from the front of the groin toward the crease of the buttock. If necessary, additional vertical incisions may be made within the inner thigh to address moderate to severe amounts of loose skin.

After the incisions have been made, the skin is pulled taut, and any overhanging tissue is cut away. The two sides of the skin are then sutured shut to complete the procedure. The surgery may last between two and four hours.

Short Scar Thigh Lift Procedure

A short scar thigh lift is completed in largely the same manner as an inner thigh lift. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and may begin with liposuction, if necessary.

A short incision is made within the crease of the groin. A crescent-shaped area of skin is then removed from the inner thigh, and any small pockets of excess tissue are trimmed away. The sides of the skin are pulled taut and sutured together to create a smooth, even contour throughout the inner thigh. A short scar thigh lift procedure is generally a shorter surgery, lasting between one and three hours.

Recovery & Results

The length of recovery will depend on which procedure was performed. A short scar thigh lift will result in a more comfortable and quicker recovery. Generally, thigh lift recovery takes about two to three weeks. Patients should plan on spending one week away from work and focus solely on healing for that time. Excessive lower body movement, including climbing stairs and squatting, can place pressure on the incisions and lead to complications. Dr. Marc Everett provides specific instructions to his patients on how to minimize risks and change their daily routines to accommodate their incisions.

Common side effects include bruising, soreness, and swelling in the legs. Soreness and discomfort will be managed using prescription pain medication during the first few days of recovery. Bruising and swelling will gradually diminish during the first two to three weeks. Compression garments may be used to further minimize swelling and hold the incisions in place. Any surgical drains and non-dissolvable sutures will be removed seven to 10 days following surgery.

Results following a thigh lift procedure are instant. The removed tissue will provide an immediately noticeable improvement in the contour of the legs. Final results will develop for several months as residual swelling gradually decreases. Incisions will heal in two to four weeks, while the resulting scars will continue to improve for 12 to 16 months.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

Can an inner thigh lift be combined with other skin removal procedures?

Absolutely. For patients with excess skin located in other areas of the body, we can perform additional skin removal procedures such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or buttock lift. Let us know during your initial consultation if you are also interested in other procedures, and we will form an individualized treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.

How soon after surgery can I resume exercising?

Exercising places stress and pressure on the legs and may harm incisions. We recommend waiting at least three to four weeks before slowly resuming exercise to avoid complications.

When can I shower following my surgery?

You can shower as soon as your surgical garments have been removed, about 24 to 48 hours following the procedure. You will need to wait about three to four weeks, however, before submerging your incisions in still water to limit your risk of infection.

What kind of scarring can I expect?

We always strive to produce the least amount of scarring possible in the most inconspicuous of locations. Whenever possible, incisions will be placed within the natural creases and folds of the skin. All inner thigh lift procedures begin with groin incisions that are easily hidden by underwear and swimsuits. Vertical incisions may not be entirely covered by all types of clothing, but they will be placed down the side of the inner thigh to keep them concealed as much as possible.

Which thigh lift option is best for me?

Several types of thigh lift procedures exist, depending on the amount of excess tissue and its location. While patients may prefer more minimal surgery that produces less scarring and downtime, we recommend the option that provides the most optimal results on an individual basis. We can better determine which procedure is best for you after an in-person evaluation.

Am I a good candidate for an inner thigh lift?

Good candidates for an inner thigh lift are patients who do not smoke, are in good health, have loose skin and pockets of fat located in the inner thigh, and have realistic expectations about the procedure. We will determine if you are a good candidate after in-person evaluation and conversation about your aesthetic concerns.

How long do inner thigh lift results last?

Results following an inner thigh lift are lifelong, assuming patients maintain a stable and healthy body weight. Further weight gain can stretch out the skin and distort results, while further weight loss can create more loose skin. Before pursuing an inner thigh lift, make sure you are at or near your ideal body weight and are prepared to maintain that weight moving forward.

How soon after weight loss surgery can I undergo a thigh lift?

We recommend waiting at least 12 to 16 months following bariatric surgery before scheduling an inner thigh lift or any other type of skin removal procedure. All weight loss patients interested in skin removal should be close to their ideal body weight. Continuing to lose weight after surgery can result in more loose skin and prove counterintuitive to the goal of the procedure.

If you are bothered by the presence of loose skin around your thighs, then consider an inner thigh lift procedure from Dr. Marc Everett. Dr. Marc Everett wants you to feel comfortable and confident in your own body. Dealing with loose skin from weight loss or the effects of aging can be a frustrating ordeal, but our caring staff and expert surgeons will help you achieve your body goals with the latest in plastic surgery techniques. To book an appointment, call us today at 212-774-7715.

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.

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“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”

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Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

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Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.

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The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett

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The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.

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The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”

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The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

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New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

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NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance

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The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

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If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
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The Procedure

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Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.

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Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.

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Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Liposuction

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The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months

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What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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