A thigh lift – also called a thighplasty is a specialist cosmetic procedure in Chester that will remove excess skin from the inner thigh region, leading to a more balanced, contoured appearance.
The impact of this procedure can be profound, both aesthetically, but also to self-esteem and confidence.
Many find going to the pool or the beach stressful, their thighs perhaps a cause for concern.
The benefit therefore lies beyond simply making the thigh firmer and more attractive, it lies in making experiences more enjoyable and giving the patient a boost.
We all like to look our best, and any issues can impact many areas of our life, including work, relationships and family life.
Miss Breahna, a leading cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience, has her main practice in Chester and performs thigh lift procedures at the wonderful Nuffield Health Grosvenor Hospital in the city.
Suitability for Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery is typically suitable for anyone who has concerns about the appearance of their thighs, especially the inner thigh region.
Concerns often occur after weight loss, which can leave excess, baggy skin.
Many find that they have lost weight, perhaps getting their body beach-ready, only to then find that while the fat has gone, a new problem emerges.
This excess skin, unlike the fat, is an issue that the patient cannot see how to address themselves.
Surgery can be the solution, a procedure to remove the excess skin and create that leaner, taut profile, creating a more youthful appearance too.
Suitability would always be ascertained in a detailed consultation, this is your chance to talk about your aims for the surgery and for the surgeon to listen, and then suggest a plan of best action.
It is worth noting that this procedure is not a means of achieving weight loss, indeed a patient must have a healthy BMI in order to be suitable for this surgery.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
For an experienced surgeon such as Miss Breahna, a thigh lift procedure is a relatively straightforward procedure.
However, as with so many such surgeries, the key lies in a surgeon’s skill and experience – their ability to achieve the very best results, to ensure scarring is minimised and to leave the patient truly with the transformational change they sought.
Performed under general anaesthetic, the procedure sees excess skin measured using a pinch technique and this is then marked and removed, with the tissue underneath reshaped and tightened.
The precise technique used will vary depending on the amount of skin to be removed, for instance the incisions may be limited to the groin crease alone or they may extend along the inside of the thigh, potentially reaching close to the knee.
Miss Breahna would outline the nature of the procedure to be used during the consultation, explaining her reasoning and the results achievable, and also the nature of any scarring post surgery.
Recovery from Thigh Lift Procedures in Chester
A thighplasty is a major procedure performed under general anaesthetic, it comes with a period of recovery.
The patient will spend an overnight stay in our Chester hospital and then typically have between seven and ten days off work. Most sports and physical activities could be resumed after six weeks – however Miss Breahna would answer and provide details relating to any specific concern.
Your post surgery recovery is closely monitored, both in the Chester Grosvenor Hospital immediately post operation and overnight, but then through follow-up appointments. These are typically held after one, two and six weeks and then three months, six months and a year.
At every stage your physical and emotional well-being will be closely monitored.
The surgery is considered safe, although all major surgery under general anaesthetic has some inherent risks.
Common side effects include swelling, which will subside after a couple of weeks, and also some pain that can be reduced through standard painkillers.
There will be permanent scarring post procedure, but this should fade and become smoother over time. Miss Breahna’s expertise ensures scarring is minimised.
Thigh Surgery – Key Facts
Length of surgery – two to three hours – has an overnight stay
Anaesthetic – general
Recovery: Seven to 10 days off work, around six weeks until sport can be resumed
A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester
There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?
Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.
One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.
She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.
She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.
Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.
The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.
Chester has a long and rich history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.
Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.
The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.
A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.