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.
"Dr. Martin and his staff go above and beyond for their patients. My mother had a recent surgery and he has made countless hospital visits, most after 5pm and on the weekend , in an effort to speed up her recovery. He answers all questions with patience and detail. His nurses are caring and knowledgeable. I honestly can’t say enough good about this practice."- L.D. / Facebook / Jan 05, 2020
"I am 64 years old and decided to get a lower face lift (neck and jowls) I went to one surgeon for consultation . He turned out to be very insulting and extremely rude. Well, I lost heart. It took me several months, researching and with the help of my daughter (she is an esthetician). I finally decided to try one more surgeon in the same area where I live . Dr Justin Martin of Martin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Dothan , AL. I was so apprehensive about another consultation, however, I really wanted to have the surgery. Well, I walked in and his staff, Monica, Sabrina and Kate, were so welcoming, I felt so comfortable. Had my consultation and Dr Martin was just as awesome and professional as his staff. By the time I left that consultation, I was ready for surgery. We had decided along with the Neck and jowls lift I would also get fat injected into my cheeks. Dr Martin informed me of what to expect and of the healing process. It is now four weeks out from the day of surgery. My stitches are out, I have had no problems and very thankful for Dr Martin's professional technical skills. And so very thankful to his beautiful staff. As a result of my surgery, I am looking hot! All kidding aside, I am very happy with the results. I am seeing a much fresher, healthier, happier me. I have a ways to go in the healing process, but I am thrilled."- I.B. / RealSelf / Nov 22, 2019
"Dr. Martin and his staff are the very polite, professional and kind. I went in for a consultation, he answered all my questions gave me all the information. I left that day with a surgery date. I got amazing results from my surgery. I highly recommend his office for any cosmetic procedures you will glad you did."- A.F. / Google / Nov 20, 2019
"Excellent, trustworthy, kind doctor. I had my breast implants (saline from 2000) removed April, 2019. Dr Martin listened to my concerns and was supportive of my decision to explant. He advised me he would attempt to remove the entire capsules and ultimately was able to do so. I healed well and look better than I could have hoped for back to my natural self. The concerning symptoms associated with "breast implant illness" have resolved. I thank God that he led me to this kind, nonjudgemental young doctor and staff that treated me so professionally. Thank you Dr. Martin and staff for your help!"- R.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’m so glad I decided to make that first consultation with Dr Martin. It turned out to be the best cosmetic decision I’ve made yet. I have had procedures done by 2 other PS in Dothan so I have had experience with them all and Dr Martin is hands down the best choice of them all. From his friendly bedside manner to his amazing work he’s an amazing PS. He is confident in his work and what he can accomplish when other PS say it can’t be done. He was very patient with me with all ...of my questions and the 3 consultation appts I made before my surgery 😬I had more questions and I wanted to be 100% sure we were on the same page with my expectations and because of my past experiences with other PS. He listened to every concern I had and at 1 week PO those concerns are history. So far no issues in recovery and Dr Martin and his nurses have taken excellent care of me. His office is just a friendly environment and you can see that Dr Martin appreciates these 3 precious ladies he has by his side everyday. That says a lot about a person in my book. Anyway search no further cuz believe me I’ve done it for you. 😉Dr Martin is the right choice!! I plan to use him for other procedures I need from here on out 😍♥️💜♥️"- S.G. / Facebook / Aug 28, 2019
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.