Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Following massive weight loss, many patients find that they have poor skin tone on their thighs. This may result in severe dimpling (cellulite), transverse wrinkles, saddle bags or hanging skin. While liposuction may seem like a viable solution, it usually worsens the condition because of the lack of skin elasticity. Exercise and further weight loss are also unlikely to help. In these cases, a thigh lift in Los Angeles is usually the patient's best option.
I work closely with my patients to ensure the best possible results for their Los Angeles thigh lift surgery. If you're interested in learning more about thigh lifts or want to meet with Dr. Stoker to discuss your options, request a consultation online or call our office at (310) 300-1779.
One of my areas of specialization is plastic surgery following weight loss. I perform hundreds of operations on weight loss patients to contour their bodies and tighten their skin. For patients who have lost 50 pounds or more, the thigh lift is an integral part of surgically rejuvenating the lower body.
I've shared my techniques for thigh lifting and body contouring by writing multiple chapters of plastic surgery textbooks. I've also published many articles in prestigious journals on safety and techniques for combined surgical procedures that are common in this patient population. Semi-annually, I teach courses on body contouring surgery for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Extensive experience and frequent publishing keep me on the leading edge of body contouring surgery.
The outer and inner thighs are addressed separately with thigh lift surgery in order to conceal the incisions.
The most common candidates for thigh lift surgery have lost large amounts of weight. In other cases, genetic predisposition may be the primary culprit. Either way, candidates for a thigh lift should be healthy. Smoking should be avoided. Better results are obtained when patients are close to their ideal weight.
Patients typically take at least one week off from work for thigh lift surgery. Patients are encouraged to walk shortly after the operation. Full exercise may be resumed at approximately 6 weeks.
Possible complications from thigh lift surgery include delayed wound healing, seroma, bleeding, infection and venous blood clots. Each of these complications may be treated effectively with diligent medical care.