What should you expect during your consultation for thigh lift surgery?Posted on July 5, 2019
Thigh lift cosmetic surgery is especially effective for individuals who struggle with loose, excess skin due to major weight loss. A thigh lift, or thighplasty, involves the removal of excess tissue, fat, and skin to tone and contour the thighs.
At the time of the initial consultation process, the surgeon will assess the patient as a candidate for thigh lift surgery and answer any questions that they may have.
The primary goal of the surgeon will be to assist the patient in making a judicious choice. The patient should interact closely with the surgeon during the consultation process and unhesitatingly express doubts or concerns.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides thigh lift to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will first understand the patient’s reasons for seeking thighplasty as well as the specific areas of their thighs that they are unhappy about.
In case the patient has any underlying medical conditions, they should inform the surgeon about these during this consultation. Upon attaining the necessary information, the surgeon can make suitable recommendations to the patient regarding their thigh lift surgery.
Patient’s Cosmetic Goals
The surgeon will try to attain clarity on the patient’s aesthetic goals to create an individualized lower body sculpting plan that includes these inputs. This enables them to accomplish the patient’s desired results in a precise and less invasive manner.
In addition, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s age, weight, lower body proportions, thigh fatty pockets, skin type, level of skin laxity in the inner and outer thighs, and the overall body structure. This assessment will help them determine a suitable thigh lift surgical technique or a combination of body lift procedures.
Current Medical Condition
Ideally, the patient should arrange for their previous medical records from their doctor or specialist to be sent directly to the surgeon’s office prior to their initial consultation. The patient should be forthright in disclosing any current underlying health conditions, known allergies, or autoimmune diseases to their cosmetic surgeon.
This will allow the surgeon to tailor the thighplasty procedure to reduce the risks for the patient.
The patient should make a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements that they are presently taking. They should take this list with them to the consultation and show it to the surgeon.
In case the patient is a smoker, they should reveal this to their surgeon. The surgeon may alter their medication schedule and provide the patient with guidelines to discontinue smoking for a specified duration for safe plastic surgery outcomes.
Questions and Answers
During the pre-operative consultation, the patient will have an opportunity to ask questions related to the thighplasty and the surgeon’s background.
They should freely ask questions and only make a decision after they are fully satisfied with the surgeon’s answers. A responsible surgeon will offer the patient accurate and in-depth answers to their questions.
Photos and Testimonials
The patient may request the surgeon to show them thighplasty before and after images as well as testimonials of past patients. This enables them to develop reasonable expectation from the thigh lift surgery and understand more about the procedure from the point-of-view of other patients.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for thigh lift surgery.
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 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.