Thigh Lift in Lexington, KY
Have you experienced a loss of skin elasticity of the thigh area? If you live in Lexington, Georgetown, or the surrounding areas of Kentucky and the skin in your thigh area is saggy, has an orange peel, flabby, and/or dimpled, then you may want to consider a thigh lift from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden at Dowden Plastic Surgery.
What is a Thigh Lift?
At Dowden Plastic Surgery, we perform a thigh lift to reduce drooping and reshape the thigh by eliminating excess skin and fat. This results in smoother skin and more proportioned contours. This procedure is most often performed on the inner thighs and is popular among those who have lost significant weight or whose thighs are not aging gracefully. Thigh lifts are very effective, with results that last for years.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
- Improved appearance of the thighs and legs.
- Better overall contour/shape.
- Enhanced self-esteem.
- Scarring is well hidden by bathing suits and undergarments.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Good candidates for a thigh lift are healthy individuals with a realistic expectation of what the surgery can accomplish.
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a thigh lift:
- Sagging, cellulite and loose skin on your thighs due to the effects of aging.
- You have succeeded in losing weight and would now like shapely thighs that reflect your more proportional, toned figure.
- Your heavy thighs are making it difficult for clothes to fit properly.
- Your thighs make you feel self-conscious and you want to restore your self-assurance regarding your body.
Thigh Lift Consultation
During the consultation for a thigh lift, we ask you to share your desired outcome and expectations for the treatment. Dr. Dowden will also evaluate your overall health status, examine and measure your body, and take “before” pictures for your medical record. He’ll recommend the best course of treatment for you and discuss the likely outcome.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
A thigh lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients must stay overnight. First, the patient stands up, so that Dr. Dowden can mark the areas to remove the fat and skin. After administering general anesthesia, excess skin and fat are removed, and the incision is sewn with sutures that dissolve naturally after a few months. The smoother, tighter contour will be immediately evident, although there will be swelling and bruising from the procedure. Incisions are placed to minimize scar visibility. Over the next few months, as the skin and tissues continue to heal, the effect of the thigh lift will continue to improve.
Thigh Lift Recovery
The activity level must remain drastically reduced during recovery. Patients will have difficulty sitting for two weeks, but they can stand and recline. Soon after, most patients can resume light activities; full activity isn’t allowed until four to six weeks after the procedure. We advise wearing a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and bruising and provide support to the healing tissues. The incision could take a full year to mature.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Lexington, KY?
Thigh lift prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about thigh lift procedures, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.