Do Thigh Lift Scars Go Away?

A close up of a woman's lower body as she does a low-sit squat for fitness outsideIf you are unhappy with excess skin hanging from your thighs, then a thigh lift can be life-changing! The redundant skin is removed, and the remaining skin is re-draped over the contour of your legs for a smoother, tighter look.

Thigh lift scars are unlikely to go away completely. Depending on your individual healing response, the scar may become less and less noticeable over time.

We will provide you with scar aftercare instructions. We may recommend vitamin E or other scar creams to promote healing.

Scars are made to be as inconspicuous as possible. The exact location and length depends on how much skin is being removed. There may be scars along the groin, but they may also extend down toward the knees. It depends on the amount of sagging tissue. Whenever possible, Dr. Farris places scars where they will be hidden in the natural folds and creases of your skin.

Scarring should be an expected outcome after surgery. Like any elective cosmetic procedure, the thigh lift is possible because of surgical incisions made in the skin. Scars form where an incision is made. In fact, scarring is quite literally the process of your skin healing. When an incision or wound occurs in the skin, a lot of collagen is produced in that area in order to close up the opened tissue. This abundance of collagen creates what we call scars, but the scars can look vastly different from individual to individual. You may find that your scars lighten in color and become flatter about a year later, or the scar may become darker.

Discuss the Risks and Benefits of a Thigh Lift

Dr. Farris wants you to feel confident about any thigh lift decision you ultimately make. When you visit us for a consultation, you and Dr. Farris will discuss what you might be able to achieve with a thigh lift. He can show you before-and-after images of his patients so you can see how the scars appear after surgery. Most of our patients are exceedingly happy with thigh lift results! These outcomes are permanent, and scarring can usually be concealed beneath clothing, swimsuits, shorts, and undergarments.

To arrange a consultation with Dr. Farris in Dallas, please call our team at 214-363-1073.

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