Thigh lift procedures are used to shape and sculpt the inner and outer thighs. As we age, the skin of the upper leg sags and loses tone. These areas may also be plagued by the accumulation of excess fat. Unfortunately, in women, these areas do not often respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction will address the excess fat; but will do little to improve the saggy excess skin. Thigh lifting combines the surgical excision of excess skin and fat with liposuction to create a more youthful and aesthetic appearance.
Depending on the patient’s need, medial thigh lift procedures may be crescent shaped; confined to the groin area; or longitudinal, stretching from the groin to above the knee along the medial leg. In all cases, attempts to limit scarring are made.
Thigh lift is typically an outpatient procedure and is performed at our AAAASF certified facility under general anesthesia administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.
Legacy of Healing is an important part of Dr. Schmidt’s life. Legacy of Healing sends medical mission teams worldwide providing free surgical, medical and dental care as well as safe drinking water to underserved communities. Young people are included as team members, to continue building a legacy that promotes and enhances physical and spiritual health and healing for future generations. Since 2004 Legacy has performed 1147 free operations and seen 7510 village clinic patients. Started by Dr. Schmidt with only six people, it is an inspiring example of what happens when people work together with Christ’s love sharing their time and talents in service to others.