When patients gain a tremendous amount of weight, the skin is forced to stretch beyond its limits. When they experience significant weight loss, sometimes the skin is unable to recover. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carey Nease, performs body and thigh lifts on patients in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities in northern Alabama.
What is a Body and Thigh Lift?
A body and thigh lift can be performed separately or as a singular procedure, depending on the desired results and aesthetic goals of the patient.
A body lift, often done following pregnancy or significant weight loss, is designed to raise, firm, and tighten loose or hanging skin on the hips, buttocks, thighs, waist, and stomach. A thigh lift, often called a thighplasty, is used to improve the appearance of the thighs by tightening and lifting the skin.
How Much Does a Body and Thigh Lift Cost in Huntsville, AL?
Costs will vary greatly, depending on the complexity of the surgery performed and other contributing variables. Your treatment plan will be discussed during your initial consultation and the surgeon will be able to give you an accurate cost at that time.
Insurance companies seldom cover the cost of purely cosmetic surgeries and procedures, but may cover some of the cost if the surgery is done for functional reasons. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to find out what they will or will not consider eligible for coverage. At Nease Cosmetic Surgery, we keep procedures as affordable for our patients as possible by offering complimentary consultations as well as options for payment, including cash, major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
How Can I Get a Thigh Gap?
If you have excess skin on your inner thighs interfering with allowing a thigh gap to show, a thigh lift may help. Depending on your situation, you may be able to produce a thigh gap with the help of liposuction or Coolsculpting® treatment.
What Are Inner and Outer Thigh Lifts?
Inner and outer thigh lifts simply refer to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat and loose skin from either the inner thighs or the outer thighs. Once the excess is removed, the remaining skin is tightened and smoothed, enhancing the shape and contours of the thighs.
What is an Upper and Lower Body Lift?
Body lifts are extensive, complex surgeries, performed to make massive changes in large areas of the body. The upper body lift is done to remove excessive skin tissue on the upper back, all the way around to the sides of the chest.
Lower body lifts are used to tighten, lift, and shape the lower part of the body, including the inner and outer thighs, buttocks, the back of the thighs, and the abdomen and hips.
A lower body lift may follow an upper body lift, or it may be done before the upper body is worked on. These procedures are most often done for patients who have been left with a great deal of excess skin after losing a massive amount of weight.
What Are the Benefits of a Body and Thigh Lift?
There are many benefits to body lifts and thigh lifts. Most patients who undergo either surgery (or both at the same time) are extremely pleased with the outcome. Some of the benefits include:
- Dramatic reshaping of the body following significant weight loss
- Excess skin is removed
- Restored and improved self-image and confidence
- Many areas of the body can be targeted at once
- Long-lasting results can be life-changing
Am I a Good Candidate for a Body and Thigh Lift?
The best candidates for body or thigh lift surgery are typically patients who have had bariatric surgery or have lost massive weight on their own and have significant skin looseness in multiple areas.
They should also be in good health with no medical issues that would increase surgical risk or impair the body’s ability to heal.
What is Body and Thigh Lift Recovery Like?
The recovery phase depends entirely on the individual patient and the extent of the surgical procedures done. You should plan to be away from work for a week to 10 days to give yourself time to rest and recover.
Any swelling or bruising should resolve in a month or less, and most patients can resume all their regular activities within about four to six months.
Schedule a Body and Thigh Lift Consultation Today
If you’re a candidate for a body and/or thigh lift and want to know more about the procedure, contact us today and we’ll schedule a complimentary consultation. Nease Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to offer body and thigh lifts to patients in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville, and the surrounding areas of northern Alabama.