What is a thigh lift?
Losing weight is a great accomplishment and one you should be proud of. Based on how long you carried the extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, hanging skin can be an added difficulty if your skin did not shrink back to the smaller shape and size of your body. The thighs are an especially troublesome area for a lot of people. Oklahoma City, OK plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan offers surgical thigh lifts (known as thighplasty) for both men and women at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics, removing loose skin on the inner and outer thighs to reveal a more contoured, tighter appearance.
Thigh Lift Reviews
"Tummy tuck - Pretty simple. Not much pain. Slept a lot. Went back to work after a week and a half. Very easy recovery! Most people have a lot more pain and problems with recovery than I did! I found it very easy and simple! Looking into a thigh lift now but afraid of the pain with that one. We will see! :) goodluck to everyone!"- J. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2017
"Took time to listen and address all my questions - Great communication- took time to listen and address all my questions and concerns. Excellent results with multiple procedures. Highly recommend. 360 lift, breast lift, thigh lift, arm lift, lipo, fat transfer"- F. / RealSelf / Jan 31, 2021
Can I Have a Thigh Lift?
A post-weight loss procedure, the thighplasty is a skin removal and skin tightening treatment that improves the appearance of excess skin for those that have lost around 100 pounds or more. It is also popular for older women and men who are fighting loose skin due to age, as well as women whose body shape changed due to pregnancy and childbirth. If you have wrinkly, loose, or hanging skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the inner or outer thighs or both), thigh lift surgery may be a good option. Please keep in mind that if cellulite is your main issue, Dr. Sawan can recommend other procedures that are designed to help reduce the look of cellulite.
How Does a Thigh Lift Work?
During your thigh lift, you will likely have general anesthesia. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sawan will make an incision near the upper area of your leg in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. The incision will likely run down to the midsection of your thigh, allowing for enough room to perform liposuction (if needed) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, as well as to trim all excess skin in the top thigh area. Your skin will be pulled upward so it can be tightened and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an additional incision may be necessary underneath your butt or outer thigh area based on the quantity of tissue being addressed. This surgery at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics corrects the complete thigh area for a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What Can I Expect After My Thigh Lift?
Your thigh lift will likely take between 2 – 3 hours to perform. Once the procedure is over, you will be monitored, then sent home for recovery. You may have bruising, swelling, and discomfort during your first few days of recovery, but within a few days, you should be able to get up and slowly walk around, which will help circulation for speedier healing. Your full recovery period should last about 6 – 8 weeks. It's important to follow at-home wound care instructions given by Dr. Sawan to help your incisions heal well. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs should help raise your self-esteem, allowing you to show off your legs with pride.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $7,100
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 2.5-3.5 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Tighten and Tone Your Thighs
When you have hanging skin on your thighs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we encourage you to call Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK to find out more about our thigh lift surgery. This is a popular procedure for men and women who've lost a lot of weight and are looking to tighten and tone their thighs. Commonly combined with other contouring procedures that treat the lower body, such as stomach surgery or a lift for the lower body, this can be a transformational process. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Sawan to get the toned appearance you want.
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