About Thigh Lift Surgery
Weight loss is an impressive accomplishment for anyone. In some cases, people who make it to their ideal weight occasionally require one additional thing to finalize their appearance. Based on the amount of time you had extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, hanging skin can be an added concern if the skin wasn't able to mold to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are especially an area of trouble for a lot of people. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters offers surgical thigh lifts (also called thighplasty), which trims loose skin on the outer or inner thighs to reveal a firmer, more contoured look. Thighplasty surgery has increased in popularity because it can give natural-looking results for anyone who doesn't want hanging skin on the thighs.
A thigh lift is a skin tightening and removal treatment that improves the appearance of hanging skin. Thighplasty is typically a post weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is commonly used on people who have lost 100 or more pounds. It's also helpful for older patients who are concerned about excess skin caused by natural aging as well as women whose body shape changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), thigh lift surgery can be a good option. Please remember that if cellulite is the bigger problem, Dr. Walters can recommend different treatments that are designed to help decrease the look of cellulite.
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"Dr. Walters was amazing! He was able to listen to all of my concerns and make what I wanted reality. He is passionate about his work and therefore cares about making whatever you’re there for to look perfect! His rapid recovery technique for breast aug works wonders. I was out of the house the next day and only took ibuprofen. Definitely recommend."- R.T. / Google / May 30, 2019
"Warning: long post I call my cancer diagnosis “the gift that keeps on giving”. When I was referred to Dr. Walters, I had gone through 8 surgeries and was experiencing a 4-way contraction on the right side as a result of radiation after reconstruction. This caused me to be in pain 24 hours a day. Dr. Walters gave me hope that I could live without that pain and he did a fat transfer from my stomach to make a new breast. The pain was gone. This past November I had the second phase of the surgery which was to give me symmetry, to reconstruct the nipples which were misshapen, and to transfer fat to give fullness where needed. The surgery was a success for me. I can look at myself in the mirror and I am okay with what I see now. I live two and a half hours from Dr. Walters’ offices. Dr. Walters and his staff were kind, responsive, and accommodating to my needs to say the least. My questions which were numerous were answered in a timely manner. During difficult times, Dr. Walters was able to see me quickly and he was willing to discuss options by phone. I am a happy patient and at every visit I was asked if I was happy with the results. I can say that I am very pleased and happy with my results and with the care I was given by Dr. Walters and all of his staff!"- D.B. / Google / May 29, 2019
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is commonly administered. A surgical incision is placed close to the top portion of the leg in the natural fold where the thigh attaches to the torso. The incision typically continues along to the midsection of the thigh. This permits enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if necessary) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to trim the excess skin in the top thigh area. The skin will be stretched upward so it is tight and secured with sutures. In specific 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 our practice corrects the complete thigh area for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to perform. After the procedure is done, you will be monitored and assessed before you are allowed to go home to begin your recovery. There is often bruising, swelling, and discomfort expected during the first days of the recovery period. In several days, many patients are able to get up and slowly walk, which is recommended for improved blood circulation and speedier healing. The full recovery time usually lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Walters will help your surgical incision to heal well. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs can help you raise your self-esteem, and you can flaunt your thighs with pride.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you notice sagging skin on your inner or outer thighs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we encourage you to contact Dr. Jules Walters in New Orleans, LA to find out more about a thighplasty. It's normal for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more contouring procedures, particularly surgeries that correct nearby areas including stomach surgery or a lift for the lower body, based on your individual desires. Schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Walters to get the slimmer look you want.