Thigh Lift

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.

Ideal Candidates

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 designed to help decrease the look of cellulite.

Surgical Technique

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 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.

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What To Expect

Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 to 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. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are 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 to 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.

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Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach, make him one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in the New Orleans, LA, area. 

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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 the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa 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.

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If you would like to learn more about attaining your dream thighs, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.

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