Thigh lift or leg lift surgery is performed to tighten the appearance of the thigh areas through removing excess skin and fat. The goal of this procedure is to make the thighs appear more toned, reducing sagging skin and achieving younger-looking contours.
Is a leg lift right for me?
Most patients seeking this a leg lift find that the skin on their inner thigh is sagging or drooping as a result of aging or weight loss. Ideal candidates are near their ideal weight, and are in good general health. They are not planning significant weight loss in the future. If you have excess skin or fat in the thigh area and wish that your thighs appeared smoother and more toned, a leg lift may be right for you. If you can pinch the excess skin folds between your fingers, you may benefit from this procedure.
How much does a thigh lift cost?
In the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area, thigh lift surgery usually costs $6,000 to $8,000. In general, thigh lift surgery performed on both the inner and outer thighs tends to have slightly higher costs than a procedure focusing on one or the other.
How involved is the leg lift procedure?
The leg lift can be performed in several ways to suit each patient's individual needs. Some surgeries focus on excess fat and skin on the inner thigh, whole others focus on the outer thigh. Some use liposuction to remove excess fat, while others focus on trimming away hanging skin.
In the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area, leg lift surgeries are performed with general anesthesia and take about two hours. Incisions in the groin crease, sometimes extending outwards to either side, enable the surgeon to access the excess fat and skin. After this excess tissue is trimmed away, the remaining tissues are reshaped and tightened, resulting in a smoother and more toned-looking appearance. After the surgeon's work is done, the incisions are closed with sutures.
How long is the recovery after a thigh lift?
After thigh lift surgery, many West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients find that the results are visible almost immediately. Some swelling and bruising will obscure the results for several weeks. During this recovery period, tenderness and soreness are also to be expected. Patients generally take a week to 10 days away from work. During this time, wear a compression garment to promote healing, and avoid strenuous activities. Many patients find sitting or bending down to be uncomfortable. The thigh skin may also feel tight as it heals.
What should I do next?
Do you wish that your thighs looked younger and more toned? A leg lift may be right for you. Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your complimentary consultation.