Thighplasty is for reshaping and slimming down the inner or outer thighs. Commonly called a thigh lift, the surgery treats loose skin, excess fat and poor shape in the thighs.
At our practice in Coral Springs, a thigh lift is often combined with other body contouring procedures, for patients who have experienced major weight loss.
Good Candidates for a Thigh Lift
Thigh lift surgery is best for treating:
- Fat in the inner thighs
- Sagging skin on inner/outer thighs
If you're not satisfied by the appearance of your thighs, or if you feel that they stand between you and your best body shape, then a thigh lift may be right for you. During a consultation, Dr. Levens can determine if thighplasty will work to achieve your goals. Here in Coral Springs, Dr. Levens can educate you about the risks, benefits and expected outcome of a thigh lift. You'll also have the opportunity to view many plastic surgery before and after photos.
For patients who have extra fat in the thighs, liposuction alone may be the best option. If you've undergone significant weight loss, Dr. Levens may recommend body contouring procedures such as body lift, tummy tuck, butt lift or liposuction. You can discuss these options with Dr. Levens during your appointment.
What Happens During Thigh Lift Surgery?
Thigh lift surgery is a 2-3 hour outpatient procedure. General anesthetic is typically required. Dr. Levens will mark the areas of the thighs that are planned for reshaping. He will then perform incisions along the inner thighs, which extend toward the knees. Sagging loose skin is removed from the thighs, while fat is removed with liposuction.
Recovery After Thigh Lift Surgery
Recovery after a thigh lift will require approximately 2 - 3 weeks. Dr. Levens will send you home with specific intstructions for this time. Patients usually need to get plenty of rest and limit their physical activities. Dr. Levens may advise you to keep your legs elevated and wear special compression garments. After recovery, will be able to see the results: firmer, slimmer thighs – without uncomfortable loose skin.
If you're prepared to discuss thigh lift surgery on Coral Springs, please contact the South Florida plastic surgery practice of Dr. David J. Levens. We are conveniently located for residents of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Use our online form to send an email or call 954-752-1020.