Our procedures can help reduce and tighten loose skin, reduce cellulite or unwanted dimpling, excess fat, and more, from different parts of the body. Particularly stubborn areas, such as the thighs, can be easily contoured and improved with a thigh lift. Our customized plastic surgery solutions are intended to help patients look better and feel more confident.
At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, patients can rejuvenate and refresh their appearance through cosmetic surgery procedures and body contouring.
Having a curvaceous and contoured body is an attractive trait for many. Diet and exercise are often recommended for those looking to improve body shape or size, but it may not achieve the desired results for everyone. Cosmetic body contouring procedures can help to carefully target your unique problem areas to help balance your appearance and deliver a more trimmed physique.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that focuses on the fat, tissue, and extra skin on the thighs.
These are a notably tough area to target and tone and many patients find that excessive, loose skin and cellulite are common side effects of aging and weight fluctuations. A thigh lift can help to improve the appearance of loose skin and reduce excess fat in the thighs. Medically known as a thighplasty, this procedure can tighten your thighs and improve the over contour of your legs and lower body.
The immediate goal of a thigh lift is to tighten and lift any loose skin on the thighs, improving the contours of your legs and delivering a smoother, more youthful result.
The benefits of a thigh lift go well beyond that, offering patients a newfound sense of sensuality and confidence when they look in the mirror. For many, it can help them feel more confident and sexy when wearing fitted clothing or bathing suits. A thigh lift can help to make your legs seem thinner and more toned by reshaping the upper leg.
Absolutely, many of our body contouring procedures complement each other and can help to give patients more balanced results.
Thighplasty techniques are often incorporated in a full-body lift or lower body lift are very common. It’s completely normal to experience changes, often due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes. Even loss of collagen and elastin can make the skin loose and hang away from the body. A thigh lift can be combined with other procedures to target the buttocks, stomach, and legs to see a more shapely figure.
Cosmetic surgery may not be for everyone. It is important to schedule a consultation at a facility led by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Alfonso to help discover whether a thigh lift or body contouring surgery is right for you.
Ideal candidates include men and women in good general health who are stable body weight and have realistic expectations. If you are unhappy with the current size or appearance of your thighs, a thigh lift might be the solution.
The thigh lift procedure should always be performed by a cosmetic plastic surgeon with experience in body contouring and this particular procedure. To achieve smoother, more shapely thighs, your surgeon will create a carefully placed incision around the groin, following the natural contours of the body.
This will help to reduce visible scarring. The incision can be inside or outside the leg. This will vary depending on each patient’s unique needs. From there, your surgeon will trim away excess skin, and use techniques like liposuction to reduce fat in the area. The remaining tissue is pulled taut to reduce any wrinkles, cellulite, or unwanted folds. Once the surgery is complete, patients will be bandaged and given care instructions for self-care. Recovery time will vary based on the incision placement and healing times. Patients will have to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activity, and other intense movements for around six weeks. A compression garment will be worn for the first three to four weeks. Most of the swelling and inflammation should be gone within two to three months after surgery.
The cost of a thigh lift at our facility in Grand Rapids will vary from patient to patient. The approach, incision placement, extent of treatment, and additional techniques or treatments can contribute to the final cost of a thigh lift. Our facility serves patients in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Call us today to learn more about our services and scheduling a consultation.
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