Also referred to as thighplasty
As we age, the combined effects of gravity, surgeries, fluctuations in weight, and loss of skin elasticity contribute to loss of tone in the thighs. Saggy or flabby thighs, for any reason, can negatively affect the way you feel about yourself. Many women can attest to avoiding certain social situations and recreational activities, sometimes missing out on opportunities in life, simply because they feel that they cannot change that part of themselves. And, if diet with exercise doesn’t help, it’s easy to give up. You may tell yourself ‘this is the way that it is,’ thinking there are no other options. A thigh lift, or thighplasty, addresses inner or outer thighs that can sometimes hang excessively and with a great deal of loose skin. In cases such as bariatric surgery or accelerated aging, liposuction alone will increase loose skin making the thighs look worse. In these cases, a thigh lift is a better option. It combines liposuction (when needed), removal of excess skin, and tightening of loose skin.
When to Consider a Thigh Lift?
- Diet & exercise have helped you lose weight, but your still unhappy with the appearance of your thighs or they lack tone.
- You have excess skin thats sagging following pregnancy, weight loss or its hereditary.
- After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around inner or outer thighs.
- You have always had excess skin or “saddlebags even though you are in very good shape or with diet and excercise.
Who is a Good Candidate?
An ideal thigh lift candidate would non-smoking male or female between 18 and 65 years of age who is in good health and desires to reduce the sagging or flabby appearance of the thighs.
Recovery & Downtime
Swelling, bruising, pain and tightness after your procedure are common. Compression garments will need to be worn for a minimum of 6-8 weeks, sometimes longer for even better results. Dr. Maningas will strongly encourage 14 days of downtime to recover. You will have lifting restrictions for a 6 weeks.
How Much Does It Cost?
Our all-inclusive cost for a thigh lift procedure begins at $8,350 and can be performed at our in-house surgery suite. This includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, your patient care bag and all routine follow-up visits at either our Joplin, MO or Bella Vista, AR location.