About Thigh Lift Surgery
Weight loss is a huge triumph for any individual. In some cases, men and women who achieve their weight loss goals sometimes require one extra thing to complete their physical transformation. Based on the amount of time you were overweight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added challenge if the skin wasn't able to adapt to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are particularly areas of trouble for many people. Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin offers surgical thigh lifts (known as thighplasty) at Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL, which trims away excess skin on the inner and outer thighs to create a tighter, more contoured look. This surgery has increased in popularity since it can give natural-looking results for anyone battling loose skin on the thighs.
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"Dr. Martin and his staff are top notch. Monica, Sabrina and Kate are warm, friendly and fun. These ladies have a special way of making patients feel at home. Having a previous breast revision, I was unhappy with the results. I went to see Dr. Martin for suggestions to correct my uneven breast. Dr. Martin gave me an option that worked beautifully. I am more than thrilled with the results. He did an amazing job creating a look that is natural and beautiful. I feel blessed to have such a skilled plastic surgeon, with an amazing office staff, in the Wiregrass area. Dr. Martin and his staff are phenomenal."- H.L. / Google / Nov 20, 2018
Thighplasty is a skin tightening and removal treatment that addresses loose skin. Thigh lift surgery is considered a post weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is often used on people who have lost 100 pounds or more. It's also helpful among older adults who are battling loose skin caused by natural aging, as well as women whose weight changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have hanging, loose, or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), this surgery can be a good option.
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. A surgical incision is placed near the top of the leg in the natural fold where the thigh meets the torso. The incision usually also extends vertically down the medial thigh. The skin will be pulled upward so it can be tightened and secured with sutures, and the excess skin removed. Thigh lift surgery at Martin Plastic Surgery corrects the entire thigh area, for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thighplasty takes about 2 – 3 hours to perform. Once the procedure is done, you will be monitored and assessed before you are allowed to go home to recover. There is usually swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. The overall recovery time usually lasts about 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Martin will help your surgical incision to heal properly. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs will help you regain your self-confidence and lose your sense of embarrassment over the appearance of your thighs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
Your cost for a thigh lift will be based on several fees, like facility fees, anesthesia, and others. Once Dr. Martin has developed your unique thigh lift treatment plan during your consultation, he can then estimate your costs. Martin Plastic Surgery can help you with financing options, which can help make your thigh lift surgery easy to afford so you are able to concentrate on getting the results you desire.
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery is a great way to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since a thigh lift includes tightening the skin and removing stubborn fat pockets, it also improves the visibility of cellulite and stretch marks on your upper legs. If you're concerned about stretch marks or cellulite, let Dr. Martin know in your consultation, so that he can customize 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. Martin advises you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to thigh lift surgery so that you can maintain your results. Significant weight changes following your thigh lift can alter your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Martin will talk to you about what will help your results last.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,500 - $6,800
- Recovery Time
- 6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2:00 - 3:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you are embarrassed about loose skin on your thighs, we encourage you to contact Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to find out more about thigh lift surgery. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Martin to get the tighter look you desire.