If you're hearing the term "sprial thigh lift" for the first time, you're not alone in wondering "what is that?!" Luckily, we have answers for you here!
The way your thighs look is likely one of the biggest insecurities that you have about your body. However, especially if you've recently lost a significant amount of weight, the excess skin around your thigh area can make you feel even worse. We know that, even if you eat right and exercise, sometimes you feel like you just can't target your thigh area in the way that you want. The good news? A spiral thigh lift might just be the solution that you've been searching for. But what is this type of a thigh lift, and what should you know if it's a procedure that you're considering having done? Keep on reading this post to learn everything you need to know about a spiral thigh lift.
What is a Spiral Thigh Lift? The Basics
Before we get into your eligibility, the potential side effects, or what to expect in terms of recovery, let's first make sure you understand what a spiral thigh lift is. In a nutshell, it's designed to target individuals who have lost a dramatic amount of weight. If this describes you, then we know that you're also likely dealing with loose or excess skin as a result of your weight loss. This loose skin can make it difficult for you to wear the kind of clothing that you'd like to in order to show off your new body. It can also make you feel incredibly insecure -- even though you're also proud of yourself for losing a large amount of weight. A spiral thigh lift can help you with these issues by targeting and removing excess skin around your anterior, upper, and even posterior thigh areas. It also helps to give your thighs a bit of a "lift" so that skin appears firmer and tighter! Both your inner and outer thighs will be sculpted to near perfection. This is different than other types of thigh-shaping cosmetic surgery, because it's able to target your thighs from 360 degrees. This also helps to give your thighs a more even, toned look. Essentially, the procedure works through a small incision that's made right underneath your buttocks, near to the groin crease. This lift includes liposuction, a removal of any excess or loose skin, and even an augmentation of the tissue in the buttocks and thigh area. In some cases, your doctor may also recommend that you have a lower abdominal lift done as well. This will help to give you a more uniform look. Think of it as a magical combination of a butt and thigh lift, as well as reshaping through liposuction. How can you Prepare for Surgery?
The Potential Side Effects of a Spiral Thigh Lift
Of course, as with any cosmetic surgery, a spiral thigh lift does come with potential side effects. This is why it's so important for you to be upfront with your doctor about any medications you take, current medical conditions, or even a history of health problems in your family. The good news? These side effects are incredibly rare, and most likely won't impact you.
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Of course, you can and should expect to deal with bruising and a moderate amount of swelling, especially in the days immediately following the surgery. You may also experience a bit of pain, but this will subside within a few days as well. Don't be alarmed if you notice bruising going down your whole leg, and not just at your though. This is normal and will go away within about four days. If the pain is severe, talk to your doctor about whether or not it's safe for you to take an ibuprofen or another pain reliever. You may also experience nausea, which usually goes away with a few days of bed rest. In extreme cases, you may also deal with blood clots. This is something that you need to take seriously, especially if you have had a history of clotting. If you stay stationary for too long after your surgery, your risk for developing blood clots increases. If possible, try to move at least a little bit in the days following your surgery. Be aware that numbness and a feeling of tightness are also normal side effects after a spiral thigh lift. Like the other symptoms listed here, these sensations will most likely go away on their own.
What is the Recovery Period like?
When you're considering a spiral thigh lift, we know that you also have questions about what you should expect when it comes to the recovery process. Usually, a few tubes will be placed underneath your skin to help you to get rid of any excess fluid that has accumulated. Your doctor will give you more specific care instructions according to your unique case. They'll also help you to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that everything continues to go smoothly. You may also need to have bandages, stitches, and other medical dressings applied after your surgery. You should expect to stay out of the gym and limit your physical activity for at least two weeks following your procedure. You may also find that you have less of an appetite than you usually do in the days following your procedure. Above all, make sure you drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest. Additionally, we strongly suggest that you have someone you trust drive you both to and from the surgery.
Are you Eligible?
Now that you know a little bit more about the ins and outs of a spiral thigh lift, it's time to determine whether or not you're likely to be approved for the procedure. As we've stated, this specific type of thigh lift best serves patients who have recently lost a large amount of weight. However, we know that for many, weight loss can be difficult to keep off. You should be at a weight that you feel comfortable maintaining before you elect to have this procedure done. This means that you should not be attempting to make any significant gains or losses if you're considering having the surgery. If you're currently a smoker, be aware that this will almost certainly impact your eligibility for this procedure. If you would like to be able to have a thigh lift done, then it's likely that you'll need to attempt to stop smoking in the weeks leading up to your surgery. If you have a family history of blood clotting, strokes, or uneven heart rhythms, you should also inform your doctor. Above all, make sure that you're able to manage your expectations. A spiral thigh lift is not and should not be seen as a replacement for diet and exercise. It may or may not give you the exact kind of results that you want.
How Much Will it Cost?
In general, the costs associated with a spiral thigh lift will vary according to a number of factors. These factors will certainly include the overall experience level of your surgeon. However, we want to urge you not to cut corners and save money by working with an unqualified and inexperienced surgeon. Doing so will not only make it difficult for you to get the kinds of results you want. It also means that you'll be much more likely to suffer from complications as a result of a shoddy procedure. Your cost will also be influenced by the amount of excess skin that you're interested in having removed. Of course, it will also depend on whether or not you're interested in tacking on other surgeries to your thigh lift. Finally, the diagnostic testing that you'll need to have performed as a precursor to your surgery may also impact your cost. The good news? Qualified surgeons will also be able to help you to develop a payment plan that works for you.
Ready to get a Spiral Thigh Lift?
We hope that this post has left you feeling empowered and informed when it comes to your potential spiral thigh lift. Above all, remember that any cosmetic procedure should be entirely your choice. If you're considering a thigh lift, make sure that you schedule a consultation so that you can speak with your doctor and get the answers to any additional questions you have. Looking for a reliable, board certified, and experienced team of surgeons? If so, spend some time on our website to learn more about how we can help you. Then, reach out to us to book your appointment. It's time to change your life.