About Thigh Lift Surgery
Weight loss is an impressive accomplishment for anyone. In some cases, people who make it to their ideal weight occasionally require one additional thing to finalize their appearance. Based on the amount of time you had extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, hanging skin can be an added concern if the skin was not able to mold to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are specific areas of trouble for a lot of people. Ashburn, VA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown offers surgical thigh lifts (also called thighplasty) at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, which trims loose skin on the outer or inner thighs to reveal a firmer, more contoured look. Thighplasty surgery has increased in popularity since it can give natural-looking results for anyone who does not want hanging skin on the thighs.
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"I had a great experience with my breast augmentation with Dr. Brown in February 2020. Based on his experience and reputation, I was comfortable with doing a procedure that I had been considering..."- A.F. / Yahoo / Jul 29, 2020
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A thigh lift is a skin tightening and removal treatment that improves the appearance of hanging skin. Thighplasty is typically a post weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is commonly used on people who have lost 100 or more pounds. It is also helpful for older patients who are concerned about excess skin caused by natural aging, as well as women whose body shape changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have hanging, loose, or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it is the outer or inner thighs or both), thigh lift surgery can be helpful. Please remember that if cellulite is the bigger problem, Dr. Brown can recommend different treatments that are designed to help decrease the look of cellulite.
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is commonly administered. A surgical incision is placed either on the inner thigh or in the groin area, depending on where the excess skin is present. This permits enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if necessary) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to trim the excess skin in the top thigh area. The skin will be stretched upward so it is tight and secured with sutures. In specific patients, an additional incision may be made underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area based on the quantity of skin and tissue being addressed. Thigh lift surgery at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery corrects the complete thigh area for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to perform. After the procedure is complete, you will be monitored and assessed before you are allowed to go home to begin your recovery. There is typically bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. In several days, many patients are able to get up and slowly walk, which is recommended for improved blood circulation and speedier healing. The full recovery time usually lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Brown will help your surgical incision to heal well. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs can help raise your self-esteem, and you can flaunt your thighs with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
Your cost for a thigh lift will be based on different fees, like facility fees, tests, anesthesia, and others. As soon as Dr. Brown has developed your custom thigh lift treatment plan during your consultation, he can then estimate your costs. The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery will help you locate low-interest financing, which can help make your thighplasty more affordable so you are able to concentrate on working with an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Brown.
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery is a great way to slim the contour and improve the appearance of your legs. Since a thigh lift includes tightening the skin and correcting stubborn fat, it can improve the visibility of cellulite and stretch marks on your thighs. If you are interested in addressing stretch marks or cellulite, let Dr. Brown know in your consultation so he can adjust your treatment plan to fit all of your goals.
How long will my results last?
After your surgery, if you stay healthy with regular exercise and a balanced diet, you should maintain your thigh lift results for many years. Dr. Brown recommends you be at or near a sustainable weight prior to thigh lift surgery so it is easy to maintain your results. Significant weight changes or pregnancy following your thigh lift can alter your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Brown will talk about what will make your surgical results last.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
You may consider combining a thigh lift with a butt lift or tummy tuck to create a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. In your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Brown about your wants and goals so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that gives you the best results.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Although there are nonsurgical options for fat reduction and skin tightening, these can help with mild improvements. A thighplasty is the best way to correct significant amounts of excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat on your thighs. If you are considering nonsurgical procedures, ask Dr. Brown to give you more information in your initial consultation. He will discuss the pros and cons of surgical and nonsurgical thigh treatment options, plus his opinion on which would be the best fit with your needs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $12,000
- Return to Work
- 7 Days
- Surgery Time
- 4 hours
- Follow Ups
- 5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you notice sagging skin on your inner or outer thighs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we encourage you to contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA to find out more about thighplasty. It is typical for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more contouring surgeries, particularly surgeries that correct nearby areas, including stomach surgery or a lift for the lower body based on your individual wants. Schedule your appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brown to obtain the slimmer look you want.