Whether due to weight loss, heredity, or the aging process, the muscle tissue in the thighs may become lax and weak, and folds of sagging skin may accumulate in the area. A thigh lift restores a taut, youthful contour in the thigh area. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, the thigh lift and other aesthetic procedures are performed by skilled specialists in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
In cases of dramatic weight loss, and in individuals who have a loss of muscle tone in the thighs, loose hanging skin may accumulate on the thighs, causing sagging skin. A thigh lift safely eliminates this loose skin and removes fatty bulges from the thighs, creating a toned, firm, and streamlined contour with improved muscle tightness and definition.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and an incision along the inner thigh. The surgeon removes excess fat and skin, pulling the remaining skin taut to create a defined contour over the muscle. Liposuction may be combined with a thigh lift to more precisely contour specific problem areas. This takes three to four hours and yields immediate and lasting results.
A thigh lift may be ideal for healthy adults who have achieved a stable weight but want to eliminate loose folds of skin or bulges along the inner or outer thighs. Our team can evaluate your concerns and help you determine whether this procedure may be suitable for you.
Yes, it can. One of the many advantages of the thigh lift is that it can be used to create a thigh gap. In some cases, liposuction may be combined with the thigh lift to further sculpt and contour of the inner thigh.
Immediately after the surgery, you may experience some soreness that may last several days. You will have to wear a compression garment on the thighs for four weeks. This procedure produces fine hairline scars that are easily camouflaged when standing and sitting, and in most patients, the scars fade naturally over time. You should hold off on resuming regular physical activities for three to four weeks and resume normal activities gradually. Many patients report a better fit in their clothing and a renewed sense of self-esteem after this procedure.
It is very common to combine a thigh lift with other procedures, so the price will vary between individuals. As with most elective procedures, most health insurance providers will not cover a thigh lift. To help all our patients manage the cost of cosmetic procedures, our office provides easy payment options and flexible financing.
If you are tired of seeing sagging skin and bulges of fatty tissue in your thighs even after achieving your ideal weight, consider a thigh lift procedure performed by Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, serving residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida. Contact us now.
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