What Is a Spiral Thigh Lift?
What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?
- More satisfaction with the appearance of your thighs following massive weight loss
- Firmer, smoother, and slimmer thighs
- Better fit in the clothes you want
- Less uncomfortable chafing between your thighs
Am I a Candidate for Spiral Thigh Lift Surgery?
If you are displeased with the size, shape, or contours of your thighs, thigh lift surgery can help. Ideal candidates are in good health with a clear goal and realistic expectations.
Before undergoing thigh lift surgery, it is important to be at or near your goal weight. You should also have remained at that weight for at least six months to allow your tissues to stabilize.
Are you interested in a spiral thigh lift? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up your consultation.
What Will Be Discussed During My Thigh Lift Consultation?
During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will:
- Discuss your goals, expectations, and ideal results
- Evaluate your leg contours to determine if a spiral thigh lift or other thigh lift techniques would be best
- Determine if your weight is stable
- Identify if there are excess fat deposits to remove
- Take measurements and photos of your thighs and body contours
- Explain how you should prepare for your thighplasty procedure
What Techniques Does a Spiral Thigh Lift Include?
General anesthesia is used during spiral lift surgery to ensure the patient has a comfortable experience. The operation can last between four and six hours depending on the extent of correction needed.
Based on your expectations and goals, Dr. Agullo can revitalize the appearance of your thighs using a combination of excision and liposuction techniques.
The techniques included in a spiral thigh lift are listed below.
An incision is created along the groin creases (where the thighs, buttocks, and groin meet). Through this circumferential incision, Dr. Agullo can remove fat and excess skin from your inner thighs and outer thighs.
The remaining skin is tightened over the newly shaped thighs for a more slender and youthful appearance.
Many patients benefit from combining their spiral lift with liposuction surgery. Liposuction helps recontour the thighs and surrounding areas by removing unwanted fat deposits.
Fat is permanently removed from the body using a hollow tube, known as a cannula, attached to a suction device.
The spiral lift targets skin laxity in the buttocks area, resulting in comprehensive body improvement. Excess sagging skin is removed from around the lower buttocks during this butt lifting procedure.
The buttocks will appear fuller and more toned after surgery without the need for implants.
How Should I Prepare for My Spiral Lift?
Taking the time to review and follow your preparation instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will provide detailed preparation and aftercare instructions that reflect your unique thigh lift procedure.
Some critical preparation recommendations include:
- Arrange for a friend or family member to take you home after your procedure
- Fill your prescription medications before your scheduled surgery
- Prepare all required paperwork and having your ID ready
- Quit all tobacco use at least two weeks before and after your procedure
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of your surgery
What Should I Expect After Thighplasty?
What Can I Expect During My Spiral Thigh Lift Recovery?
You will need to wait in the recovery room for some time after surgery. In rare cases, you may need to stay overnight for observation.
You can expect some pain, bruising, and swelling during thigh lift recovery. Most of these side effects should subside significantly within a few weeks. Drinking plenty of water and consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables during recovery will help promote healing.
Most patients take one or two weeks off of work depending on the physical requirements of their job. Activity should be light for two to three weeks. You should discuss your unique recovery timeline with Dr. Agullo before engaging in strenuous or high-impact exercises.
Will My Thigh Lift Leave Scars?
You will see visible scars after your thigh lift. However, these scars will be placed in locations that are difficult to see in most cases. Dr. Agullo prefers to place incisions in natural creases to reduce the appearance of thigh lift scars.
Thigh lift scars after one year should fade to the point where they are difficult to see unless you are looking for them.
When Will I See My Spiral Thigh Lift Results?
Although you will notice an improvement immediately following your spiral lift procedure, swelling can mask the final results for a few weeks. As the side effects resolve, your beautifully sculpted figure will be revealed.
Final results may take up to six months to become apparent.
Will My Thigh Lift Results Be Permanent?
The results of spiral lift surgery are intended to be relatively permanent, as long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Significant weight gain or loss can affect your spiral lift results.
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FAQs About Spiral Thigh Lift Surgery
During your spiral thigh lift recovery, you should expect mild to moderate pain and discomfort. These symptoms can be treated with a combination of ice, gentle exercise, and prescription medications.
To help limit swelling and promote a faster recovery, you may need to wear a compression garment for several days or weeks.
Some patients have seen significant cellulite reduction after their spiral lift procedure. However, thigh lift surgery is not designed for cellulite removal, and, in some cases, it may make the condition worse. For this reason, Dr. Agullo recommends dedicated cellulite removal procedures like Cellfina® if cellulite is a significant concern for you.
No plastic surgery is ever entirely risk-free. However, Dr. Agullo is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. So long as you follow your pre- and post-operative instructions, the odds of serious complications are low.
For the first two to three days after surgery, you may not feel up to walking. However, you should begin taking light walks (start by walking around the room, then move up to walking around the block) as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. Light exercise stimulates blood flow, reduces swelling, and helps speed your recovery.
Most surgical complications can be avoided by selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon who partners with a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Because all surgeries come with risks, some potential complications may include:
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Prolonged swelling
- Thigh contour asymmetry
- Fat necrosis
- Seroma (fluid accumulation)
- Visible scarring or skin discoloration
Interested in a Spiral Thigh Lift in the El Paso Area?
If you want to learn more about Dr. Agullo’s spiral thigh lift procedure, you can contact his office at (915) 590-7900. Dr. Agullo offers spiral lift surgery for patients in El Paso, Texas, and the greater El Paso area.