People who have lost a lot of weight have so much to be thankful for, but areas of loose skin and pockets of residual fat can weigh you down – figuratively and literally. Dr. Frank Campanile performs thigh lifts and body lifts to help Denver, Colorado residents improve the appearance of their midsection and lower extremities, while also improving overall comfort once skin and excess fat have been removed.
Given the unique nature of each patient, Dr. Campanile customizes each thigh lift and body lift he performs. He has enormous respect for the weight loss achievements of his patients, and will listen carefully to your goals and preferences so that your procedure goes just the way you want. A big part of your overall happiness with your result is knowing what to expect throughout the surgical process. Dr. Campanile takes the time during the initial consultation to provide you with plenty of information about the surgery, recovery period, and long-term results.
Request a consultation online to learn if a thigh or body lift is right for you. And if you haven’t already, be sure to view thigh lift patient photos or view body lift patient photos to see the results Dr. Campanile can achieve. We’re here for you every step of the way and look forward to meeting with you.
Thigh & Body Lifts Tailored for You
It’s time to learn more about how a thigh lift or body lift can help you put the finishing touches on your weight loss goals. You’ve already achieved so much through bariatric surgery or your own weight loss plan. After weight loss, loose skin and residual fat can be an unwelcome reminder of your former self. You may feel and look a whole lot better than you used to, but you may need a little extra help with these last steps in your journey. During your consultation, Dr. Campanile will listen carefully and learn why you are considering surgery so that he can help you achieve exactly what you expect.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
Thigh lifts can focus on the inner thigh, the outer thigh, or both areas together. Tightening and smoothing out the skin on the inner thigh can greatly help to increase comfort, while surgery for the outer thigh is generally about improving the patient’s overall shape and silhouette.
During an inner thigh lift procedure, Dr. Campanile removes loose skin and fat in the thighs through an incision just below the pubic area. The result is a slimmer and more toned thigh with well-hidden scars, along with significantly better comfort when engaging in exercise and other activities. Incisions for an outer thigh lift are generally around the hips or buttocks area. All thigh lifts are performed under general anesthesia, and patients should expect about one to two weeks of recovery time, with more strenuous activities being added back in around one month after surgery.
Enhancements Worth Considering
- Liposuction: Tone and tighten other areas of your body with this trusted and effective contouring procedure.
- Tummy Tuck: Improve the appearance of loose skin and muscle along with excess fat in the abdomen.
- Breast Reduction: Slim and re-contour your breasts for better balance with your newly trim figure.
The Body Lift Procedure
Designed to remove excess skin and tighten the appearance of the lower body, a body lift is ideal for people who have noticed loose skin on their hips, thighs, lower back, or buttocks. This loose skin is often the result of significant weight loss, which has reduced fat in these areas but left behind skin that cannot stretch back to the newly slender appearance. Many people who have lost weight through bariatric surgery find that a body lift is an important and necessary final step on their massive weight loss journey.
The lower body lift procedure Dr. Campanile performs is extensive, involving several incisions and surgical slimming of many body areas at once. In addition to the slimming effects of a body lift, excess tissue can be repositioned in order to provide augmentation and improved shape of flattened or sagging buttocks, without the use of implants. Body lifts usually require an overnight hospital stay. After about two to four weeks of rest and recovery, patients are ready to return to most of their normal activities, with more rigorous exercise and activities added in slowly as the patient feels comfortable.
It’s only natural to have many more questions about your surgery. Read our Thigh & Body Lift FAQs to learn more about this procedure. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you.