The thighs can be a problematic area to shape and tone. Some exercises can make your thighs even bigger. A thigh lift can help tighten and firm skin, giving you the shapely thighs you desire. Located in Phoenix and serving Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, and surrounding areas, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry C. Leverett of Body By Leverett performs thigh lifts to remove excess sagging skin to help give thighs a toned appearance.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift removes excess skin, fat and tissue from around the thigh area to help give the thighs a smooth, tone look. Thigh lifts are often combined with liposuction to give the body a more proportionate appearance. Thigh lifts are not to be used for extensive weight loss.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?
The cost for a thigh lift will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of surgery. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and cashier’s checks.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
A thigh lift improves thigh appearance by removing excess skin. Other benefits include:
- Reduces fatty deposits from thigh area
- Improves your legs overall contour
- Improves self-esteem and self-confidence
- Eliminates loose and sagging skin after weight loss
Candidates for a Thigh Lift
If you have loose or sagging skin on your thighs, then you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift. A thigh lift is not a weight loss solution; it is intended to help shape and tone thighs. Patients should be in good health.
What Happens During a Thigh Lift?
Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may have to have your thigh lift surgery completed in a hospital. For outpatient procedures, local anesthesia is given, whereas general anesthesia is administered in hospitals.
The exact position of the incision varies from patient to patient. Some incisions are made and remain just in the groin area. Other incisions are made in the groin area and wrap around to the thigh. Following the initial incision, the skin and tissue are then tightened.
Recovery from a Thigh Lift
After surgery, your skin may be tender and swollen. Any discomfort can be managed using over-the-counter medication. You will need to wear compression garments to promote proper healing and to assist in the natural shrinking of your skin.
Do you avoid going to the beach or the pool because of extra skin and fat on your thighs? A thigh lift can give you the self-confidence to proudly show off your body. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry C. Leverett performs thigh lifts on patients from the Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding Phoenix communities. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.