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Thigh Lift Plastic Surgery

Thigh Lift

Despite following a proper diet and regular exercise, some individuals find themselves unable to lose fat from the upper thigh. They may consider a thigh lift to remove the excess skin and fat from the thigh region to improve its contours.

Some surgeons recommend a liposuction in combination with re-contouring of the inner thigh for best results. However, it will depend on the patient’s commitment to maintain these results by following a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides thigh lift cosmetic surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Who Can Undergo a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift plastic surgery is ideal for candidates with the following concerns:

  • Cellulite-laden sagging thighs due to aging
  • Large thighs that prevent one from wearing certain clothing
  • Sagging skin in the thigh due to significant weight loss
  • Disproportionate body contours with laxity of thigh skin or excess tissue in the inner or outer thighs

Types of Thigh Lift Procedures

Thigh lift procedures can be of two types – an inner (medial) thigh lift or an outer (lateral) thigh lift.

Inner Medial Thigh Lift

Here, the surgeon makes an incision in the groin region and through it, removes excess fat and skin to give a better contour to the inner thigh. In patients with greater fatty deposits, they may decide to also perform a liposuction. Then, they re-contour the part extending from the groin to the knee. The same procedure is repeated on the outer thigh region.

Outer (Lateral) Thigh Lift

This cosmetic procedure is more complex and requires a reshaping of the buttocks and the outer thigh region. More tissue is removed during this surgery which can cause the skin to grow less elastic. Maintaining the ideal weight post-surgery is therefore critical to the success of this procedure. There may also be greater scarring than with the inner thigh lift.

Will Scars be Conspicuous?

In an inner thigh lift surgery, the surgeon makes incisions in the groin region. But if greater amount of sagging skin has to be removed, they may choose to make the incision longitudinally along the line of the inner thigh.

In an outer thigh lift, the incision extends from the groin, moves around the hip and in some cases, even covers the buttock fold region. Experienced cosmetic surgeons ensure that the incisions are placed in areas where the scars can be concealed well with clothing.

Recovery from Thigh Lift Surgery

Immediately after the thigh lift surgery, patients begin to notice that the contours of their thigh have a new smooth and younger appearance than before. Most patients resume their regular activities after a week to 10 days of surgery.

However, there will be an initial period of soreness, bruising and inflammation around the sites where incisions were made. This gradually resolves over the next 3 to 5 weeks. Most surgeons advise their patients to wear compression garments to provide the new contours with the necessary support.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for thigh lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Breast Revision Surgery

Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery is performed to either correct complications from a previous breast augmentation procedure or to change the type or size of implants. While the specifics of the revision procedure vary from one patient to another, the overall objective of breast revision is to restore the youthful contours of the breast.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast revision surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Why Choose Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery may be performed with the following goals in mind:

  • Complete removal of an older breast implant (may or may not be combined with a breast lift)
  • Modification of the implant (changing from saline to silicone or the reverse)
  • Replacing the older implant with a new, smaller, or larger implant
  • Correcting breast asymmetry or nipple issues after breast reconstruction surgery
  • Giving a youthful appearance to breasts that appear asymmetrical or saggy due to ageing, weight loss, or pregnancy

Implant Removal vs. Implant Exchange

In an implant removal surgery, the breast implants are removed but there is no insertion of a new implant. Some patients choose to undergo a breast lift along with the implant removal to remove excess skin and lift the breasts to avoid their sagging after surgery.

In an implant exchange procedure, the surgeon removes implants that were inserted during an earlier breast augmentation. New implants are inserted in their place to give the breasts a youthful appearance. This exchange may be carried out on one or both breasts.

Implant exchange is a simpler process as compared to implant removal with lesser risk of infection and bleeding. However, in patients who suffer pain or other medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, implant removal is a better choice.

Breast revision is a complex plastic surgery procedure and must be performed only by plastic surgeons with board certification and many years of experience in breast procedures.

Why is a Breast Lift Combined with Breast Revision?

Some patients request smaller sized implants to replace the larger initial implants. Following such a surgery, it is possible that the breasts take on a saggy appearance. In order to ensure that the breast retains its attractive, youthful appearance, a cosmetic surgeon may advise these types of patients to undergo a breast lift along with the breast revision procedure.

Recovery from Breast Revision

Recovery from an implant exchange procedure is faster and easier than during the initial breast augmentation surgery. In surgeries where the breast implant is totally removed, the surgeon may also have to eliminate significant amount of scar tissue, and this can cause longer recovery times with slightly greater discomfort.

Mild pain medications may be prescribed by the surgeon to deal with the discomfort and pain in the first week after surgery. Most patients get back to their normal routine activities within a week to 10 days of the surgery. However, it may take a little longer for the sore feeling in the breasts to fade away.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast revision surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Eyelid Surgery

Fatty pockets and sagging skin around the eyelids can give your eyes a tired look and make you appear old. Blepharoplasty, which is a cosmetic surgery to lift the eyelid can diminish this effect, giving your eyes a more young and rested appearance.

Eyelid lift surgery can also help those with vision defects due to some obstruction being caused by the upper eyelids. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides blepharoplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

What is the Purpose of Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that may also provide functional benefits. This procedure is performed on the lower or upper eyelid to treat the following conditions:

  • Bags under the eyes and puffiness of the lower eyelids caused by accumulation of fat.
  • Hooded eyelids that obstruct vision or distort the shape of the eye due to sagging skin in the upper eyelid region.
  • Lower eyelid drooping.

Do You Need Upper or Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Some people suffer from a condition called ptosis which is a droopiness of the upper eyelids. When this combines with loose skin over the eyelid, it makes the eyes appear partly closed even when the person is fully awake. Such persons are a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery.

Patients who have tired eyes are also a good fit for upper eyelid surgery that ‘lifts’ the area to give a youthful appearance. If you have puffy bags under the eyes, the surgeon will advise a lower eyelid blepharoplasty to remove the excess skin.

How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Based on the anatomical structure of the patient’s eye, and their aesthetic goals, the surgeon recommends surgery of only the upper or lower eyelid or both. In some cases, patients may need a brow lift too to completely remove the saggy appearance.

The surgeon typically uses general anesthesia and performs blepharoplasty on an outpatient basis. The entire surgery takes less than two hours to complete.

After the administration of the anesthetic, the surgeon makes tiny incisions in areas around the eye in such a way that any scars left after recovery stay concealed. For lower lid blepharoplasty, the incision is placed along the line of the lower lash while for upper lid surgery, it is made in the crease of the upper eyelid.

The surgeon excises skin and excess fat from the region around the eyes. They also tighten the muscles below the skin to give the area a toned appearance.

Recovery from Blepharoplasty

After the blepharoplasty procedure, the surgeon will advise you to get enough rest while keeping your head upright. You will have to use cold compresses to deal with the initial bruising and swelling. Most surgeons also prescribe an ointment to be applied to the operated area to reduce irritation.

While it may be possible to resume work within a week of the surgery, the bruising and inflammation will need more time to resolve. Most patients find that after two weeks of the blepharoplasty procedure, their eyes begin to look rested, younger, and more beautiful. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for blepharoplasty.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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