Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty for Inner and/or Outer Thigh Skin Removal) – Atlanta, GA*

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About Thigh Lift Surgery

Weight loss is a great victory for any person. In some cases, women and men who reach their goal weight may require one more thing to finish their body transformation. Based on the length of time you carried the extra weight and the amount of weight you shed, extra skin can be a separate problem if the skin wasn't able to shrink to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs, in particular, are a place of trouble for most people. Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia offers surgical thigh lifts (also known as thighplasty) at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter look. Thigh lift surgery has increased in popularity since it can give natural-looking results for anyone fighting sagging skin on the legs.

Ideal Candidates

Thigh lift surgery is a skin tightening and removal treatment that corrects sagging skin. A thigh lift is best used as a post weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is typically used on people who have lost at least 100 pounds, although it's also helpful in older men and women who are fighting sagging skin caused by natural aging, plus women whose body weight changed because of pregnancy and childbirth. If you have excess or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), a thigh lift can be a good option. Please bear in mind that if cellulite is the bigger issue, Dr. Movagharnia can recommend different treatments that may help improve the look of cellulite.

Surgical Technique

For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. A surgical incision is placed around the upper area of the leg in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. The incision often runs along to the middle section of the thigh. This permits enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if desired) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to excise the excess skin in the upper thigh. The skin will be stretched upward so the skin is taut and secured with sutures. In certain patients, an additional incision may be made underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area, based on the quantity of skin and tissue being addressed. Thigh lift surgery at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery corrects the whole thigh area, for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.

What to Expect

A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is done, you will be monitored and assessed before you are allowed to go home for recovery. There is typically bruising, discomfort, and swelling during the initial recovery period. In several days, many patients are able to get up and walk slowly, which is important for better blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery time usually lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. During your healing period, following wound care instructions given by Dr. Movagharnia will help your surgical incision to heal so it is less visible. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs may help you boost your confidence and reveal your thighs with pride.

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
6 - 8 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3 - 4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
4 Days, 2 Weeks, 3 Months
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Get Tighter, Toned Thighs

When you notice hanging skin on your legs that creates embarrassment or anxiety when your thighs are visible, we encourage you to contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, GA to find out more about surgical thigh lifts. It's typical for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more cosmetic surgeries, particularly procedures that treat nearby areas like tummy tuck or a lift for the lower body, based on your unique goals. Schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Movagharnia to get the toned look you want.

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