Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic body contouring procedure that removes loose or saggy skin on the thighs. Liposuction is often performed together with a thigh lift to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. The cost of thigh lift surgery depends on the size of the area being treated, the type of thighplasty performed, and other procedures combined with it. At Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics, an all-inclusive price for the thigh lift procedure starts at $10,000.
What Is A Thigh Lift?
Individuals who experience a significant loss of weight due to undergoing bariatric surgery are often left with a large amount of loose skin that has lost elasticity. Depending on where it is located, this loose skin can cause both physical and emotional issues. Rubbing, chafing, infections, and rashes can occur as byproducts of too much loose skin. Patients can become discouraged or depressed because they have worked so hard to lose weight and were not prepared for the aesthetics of loose saggy skin.
A thighplasty is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes excess skin and fat if needed to create more natural-looking contoured thighs. Four basic types of thigh lifts can be performed to target and address problem areas including:
- Medial thigh lift;
- Crescent thigh lift;
- Lateral thigh lift;
- Spiral thigh lift (360-degree thigh lift).
What Are The Benefits Of A Thigh Lift?
There are many benefits of thighplasty which include:
Reduces physical limitations
- Makes walking, running, or performing daily tasks easier.
Reduces Medical Issues
- Eliminates creases and folds that can harbor bacteria and cause rashes or skin infections;
- Stops acute chafing.
Addresses Aesthetic Issues
- Results in naturally-proportioned thighs that are smoother, well-contoured, and more defined;
- Can reduce the appearance of cellulite;
- Patients will be able to fit into clothing better and they will look nicer.
- Can eliminate or reduce social anxiety and embarrassment;
- Looking and feeling better boosts self-confidence.
What A Thigh Lift Can Not Do
A thigh lift is not a procedure that is performed to only remove excess fat although it is often combined with liposuction which does just that. The main goal of a thighplasty is to remove excess skin that has lost elasticity and can no longer bounce back when weight loss is experienced, in other words, shrink to fit the new body contours. Thighplasty is also not intended to treat cellulite however it often reduces the visible appearance of cellulite.
What Procedures Are Often Combined With A Thigh Lift?
Often, other cosmetic surgery procedures that complement a thigh lift can be combined. The combination can provide more dramatic results while having less downtime than if done individually. Additionally, many of the requirements are the same, and combining the two into one surgical session is often more financially beneficial. Some of the procedures that are combined with a thigh lift are:
Thigh Lift with Liposuction
Liposuction is almost always performed during a thigh lift to help create natural contours curving gradually to the incision location. Liposuction can also be used more extensively during a thighplasty to remove pockets of unwanted fat or lumps. A thigh lift with lipo can provide optimal results and deliver smoother slimmer-looking thighs.
Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck
Combining a tummy tuck and thigh lift together is a very popular choice for women undergoing a mommy makeover or patients who have lost a lot of weight. A tummy tuck eliminates loose skin and fat deposits that have accumulated in the abdominal area. Often during a tummy tuck, torn or stretched abdominal muscles are also repaired. Undergoing a tummy tuck with a thigh lift can provide excellent results, significant body contouring, and dramatic changes making you feel more self-confident after your weight loss.
Thigh LIft and Buttock Lift
Depending on the type of thigh lift a patient is having, it may be possible to do a combination thigh and butt lift or combine a thigh lift and BBL. Often confusing, these derriere lifts are two different procedures using similar techniques. A buttock lift or gluteal lift is done by removing loose skin and tightening the remainder by lifting everything upward and reattaching. A BBL tightens everything up but also adds volume using the fat that is liposuctioned from another location of the body and transferred to the buttocks, i.e. fat transfer.
What To Do First If You Think You Need A Thigh Lift
If you are interested in having a thigh lift after weight loss surgery or to correct loose skin resulting from the natural aging process, the first thing you need to do is consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Choosing the thigh lift specialist that will perform your surgery is one of the most important decisions you will make and will have a huge impact on the results of your thigh lift surgery. Of course, every patient wants to find the best thigh lift surgeon in the USA to get optimal results!
Dr. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon with Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics is one of few qualified thigh lift specialists in the Nation. Dr. Angelina offers her extensive expertise in surgical thighplasty in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas.
For more information on thigh lift procedures in Atlanta, Georgia contact Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics today for a consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!