This 60 year old woman underwent a bariatric procedure several years prior and lost nearly 100 pounds. Her main concern was skin laxity of her abdomen and thighs. Her thighs had extreme laxity- circumferentially. A circumferential body lift was offered but she wanted just abdominal and thigh work done.
She had an abdominoplasty which helped the laxity of her pannus. Her thigh lift was done in a different fashion than is standard. She had significant venous varicosities and there was concern for causing wound healing problems, lymphedema as well as issues with her venous anatomy with a medial thigh lift.. She had a lot of lateral skin and fatty excess so Dr. Lyle performed a lateral thigh lift to avoid the medial incision.
The outcome was very good in improving laxity of her thighs. The scars actually faded better than her abdominal incisional scars and although somewhat noticeable- avoided medial scarring which usually is not an ideal location.
She was very happy with her result and was more comfortable in her clothing.