What is a thigh lift?
Weight loss is an impressive victory for anyone. In some cases, people who make it to their goal weight sometimes need surgery thing to finalize their physical transformation. Depending on how long you carried the extra weight and how much weight you lost, extra skin can be a separate concern if the skin wasn't able to adapt to the new shape and size of your body. The thighs are specifically an area of trouble for many patients. Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina offers thigh lift surgery (also known as thighplasty) at Beyond Beautiful Texas, which removes excess skin on the thighs to produce a tighter, more contoured look.
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"I can't recommend Dr. Ho and his staff enough. He is the only person I have trusted to touch my face with injections or fillers. He always keeps you looking natural but just like a better you! I don't want to look like I'm "trying" too hard! I want to look like best version of me for my age. Recently I did a series of 3 Plasma Pen treatments. I am very happy with the results. He says I will continue to see results for a few months as things tighten and the collagen does its work. There was very minimal downtime involved and no pain. Within a few days I could cover the area with makeup and go about my business. All in all I highly recommend this treatment. The first photo is immediately after a treatment and the 2nd is 6 weeks post-treatment."- T.D. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"I can’t recommend Dr. Ho and his staff enough. He is the only person I have trusted to touch my face with injections or fillers. He always keeps you looking natural but just like a better you! I don’t want to look like I’m "trying" too hard! I want to look like best version of me for my age. Recently I did a series of 3 Plasma Pen treatments. I am very happy with the results. He says I will continue to see results for a few months as things tighten and the collagen does its work. There was very minimal downtime involved and no pain. Within a few days I could cover the area with makeup and go about my business. All in all I highly recommend this treatment."- T.D. / Yelp / Apr 29, 2021
"Great Experience! Wonderful Results! - It's always a wonderful experience when I visit Dr. Ho's office. His staff is so kind and caring and I never have to wait for an appointment. The Plasma Pen treatments were super easy with very little downtime. Within a few days I was able to cover things up with makeup and go about my business. I had no pain other than some very slight tenderness. I followed through with the 3..."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 29, 2021
"Bellafill immediately lifted & added volume to my face - I'm so impressed with Dr. Ho's new associate Dr. Kristen Aliano Messina, Plastic Surgeon. My appointment included "Bellafill" that immediately lift & added volume to my face and will stimulate the collagen production . Had the "InstaLift" to enhance my cheeks and other areas. And the "Plasma IQ" raised my eyelids and smoothed out the lines around my eyes. I felt very confident with Dr...."- B. / RealSelf / Apr 11, 2021
Am I A Candidate For a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery is a skin tightening and removal procedure that corrects sagging skin. A thigh lift is typically an after-weight loss procedure. It is commonly performed on massive weight loss patients. It's also popular among older patients who are fighting excess skin due to age, as well as women whose body shape changed due to pregnancy. If you have wrinkly, loose, or hanging skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the inner or outer thighs or both), this surgery may be helpful. Please remember that if cellulite is your main concern, Dr. Aliano Messina can suggest other procedures that can help decrease the appearance of cellulite.
Thigh Lift Surgical Technique
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. A surgical incision is made near the top portion of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh meets the torso. The incision typically continues along to the middle point of the thigh. This allows enough space to use liposuction (if wanted) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to trim the loose skin at the upper thigh. The skin will be pulled upward so it can be tightened and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be made in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the quantity of skin and tissue being removed. This surgery at Beyond Beautiful Texas corrects the whole thigh area, leaving a tighter, shapelier, more contoured appearance.
What Can I Expect After a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery takes about 2 – 3 hours to perform. Once the procedure is over, you will be monitored and assessed before you are allowed to go home to begin your recovery. There may be bruising, discomfort, and swelling during the first few days of recovery. In a few days, most patients are able to get up and walk slowly, which is recommended for circulation and healthy healing. The overall recovery time typically takes around 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions provided by Dr. Aliano Messina will help your surgical incision to heal so it is less visible. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs can help you raise your self-esteem, and you can display your legs with pride.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $9,000
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you have excess skin on your thighs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we invite you to contact Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX to find out more about thigh lift surgery. It's common for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with other body contouring surgeries. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Aliano Messina, and get the tighter look you want.