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.
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.
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful, explain everything and answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. Called to check on me after surgery.Everyone was so nice and friendly.Overall experience was Excellent!!!"- T.T. / Google / Jul 22, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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.