Many men and women experience loose or stretched skin in the thigh areas due to aging or significant weight loss. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we offer multiple body contouring procedures, including thigh lift surgery for tighter, toned thighs.
Doctor J. Anthony Stephens is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for thigh lift surgery.
What is Thigh Lift Surgery?
During thigh lift surgery, excess skin and sometimes fat are reduced to add definition and more natural contours to the thighs. In cases where fat is removed, liposuction may be used in conjunction with excision, depending on the individual. Doctor Stephens will discuss your surgical options with you during your consultation.
Having excess skin and/or pockets of fat in the thigh area as a result of weight loss or aging can lead to self-consciousness and an avoidance of wearing swimsuits or other clothing where your legs are exposed.
Incision patterns can depend on the amount of correction needed as well as individual condition and goals. Doctor Stephens will carefully make incisions in the most discreet places possible to minimize visible scarring.
After thigh lift surgery, skin is tighter and thigh muscles are more toned for an improved appearance and better self-confidence.
Am I a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery?
Men and women who are experiencing loose skin or excess fat in the thigh areas may be candidates for thigh lift surgery. This procedure can remove some excess fat, but it is not a substitute for diet and exercise, nor is it a weight loss solution.
During your consultation with Dr. Stephens, several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed prior to surgery to determine if a thigh lift is right for you. Other body contouring procedure options can also be discussed during this time.
What is the Recovery Like?
As each individual heals differently, it may take days or weeks before you feel well enough to return to work and normal activities. Doctor Stephens will provide post-surgical instructions so you can care for your incision sites properly, reducing the risk of infection.
Most patients experience mild soreness, bruising and swelling after surgery, which will subside after the initial healing process and is typically easily controlled.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out how thigh lift surgery can improve the tightness and definition of your thighs.