Thigh Lift Miami

As a result of genetics, aging or weight loss, the skin of the inner or outer thighs can sag or look dimpled or flabby. Thigh Lift surgery is a safe cosmetic procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of these effects, often leading to a boost in self-esteem.

What is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh Lift also known as Thighplasty, or Thigh reduction surgery is a surgical procedure designed to restore the thigh firmness and remove the sagging skin.

A Thigh Lift Miami procedure generally takes about two hours to perform, although exact times may vary according to the particular surgery. The operation, usually done under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting, involves making incisions in the affected areas and lifting or removing extra skin. In certain cases where there is a great deal of excess fat, liposuction might be performed a few months before or after the Thigh Lift in Miami.

Plan your Thigh Lift

  • Average Cost: $5,500 - $6,500
  • Areas Treated: Thighs
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Technique: Inner/Outer Incisions, Lipo
  • Surgery Time: 2-3 hours
  • Follow up: 1-2 weeks
  • Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
  • Recovery Location: Outpatient
  • Visible Results: Immediately
  • Final Results: 6-12 months

Benefits of Thigh Lift

Weight loss surgery or dieting can bring about many health advantages, but it can also lead to stretch marks, cellulite and excess loose skin that some patients find unsightly. A Thighplasty can quickly and safely eliminate this problem by reshaping and contouring the upper leg, revealing a smoother and younger appearance. Once they have had the Thigh Lift Miami procedure, many patients feel free to enjoy the benefits of their weight loss and are excited to show off their smoother, more youthful legs.

Candidates for Thigh Lift

The ideal candidate for a thigh-lift will

  • Be in good physical health;
  • Want the surgery for their own reasons, not because of someone else’s opinions;
  • Have cellulite, sagging skin or excess fat on their thighs that they want to remove;
  • Have fatty deposits on their thighs that don’t improve with diet or exercise;
  • Have realistic expectations about outcomes.

Thigh Lift Surgery - What to expect?

There are various types of thigh-lift surgeries, each of which involves different procedures and has its own recovery time expectations. In general, thigh lifts involve an incision that begins in the groin, extending down to the back of the thigh. An alternative is to make an incision down the inseam to the knee that makes it possible for excess skin to be removed and tissue lifted. The following are some of the most popular thigh-lift procedures:

Mini thigh-lift

This modification is ideal for someone only experiencing sagging in the upper third of the leg. A modification of an inner thigh procedure, this technique results in only superficial scarring in the groin area. Although results are less dramatic, recovery times are usually shorter. Also, it is ideal for someone with only a limited need for thigh reduction surgery.

Inner/Medial Thigh-Lift

This procedure reshapes the contours of the upper portion of the inner thigh. During the operation, your Plastic Surgeon will make an incision similar to that of an inner thigh-lift that starts at the groin and extends to the back crease of the buttock. In some cases, additional vertical incisions are performed down the legs that allow the surgeon greater access to underlying tissue.

Vertical thigh-Lift

This procedure is especially effective for patients who have loose skin in their entire thigh area. To complete this technique, a Plastic Surgeon makes an ellipse-shaped cut that goes from the inner thigh to the inner part of the knee. Although scarring is not visible when the patient wears underwear and has their legs closed, it is more extensive than what is found in other procedures. Therefore, this surgery is only recommended if large amounts of excess skin need to be removed.

Outer/Lateral Thigh-Lift

As the name implies, this surgery involves removing fat and extra skin from the outer thigh area, including in the buttock and waist. An incision is made around the waist, and liposuction is used to remove excess fat, with the remaining tissue raised up and secured to the hip bone. Although scarring is significant, it is hidden by underwear and most bathing suits. Many patients find it to be more than acceptable because of the shapelier, more youthful appearance it reveals.

Posterior thigh-Lift

The buttocks and backs of the thighs can experience a great deal of sagging, cellulite and excess fat as a result of aging, genetics, weight gain and loss. This procedure targets that area, reducing dimpling and sagging and smoothing the contours of the posterior. The incision for this type of thigh reduction surgery will vary according to the individual patient’s body type.

Spiral Thigh-Lift

This thighplasty type involves shaping, trimming and smoothing not only the entire thigh but the buttock as well. It is also known as a total thigh-lift. Incisions are extensive, with one made from the groin to the knee and another from the groin to the hip bone. The incisions from both legs extend around the waist and meet each other at the upper buttock. The results, a complete lifting of the lower body, are dramatic. That being said, scarring is much more extensive, and recovery time is longer.

Thigh Liposuction Vs. Thigh Lift

Liposuction is a technique that removes unwanted pockets of fat from a particular area, in this case the thigh. Thighplasty is a cosmetic procedure that tightens loose skin and eliminates sagging in the thigh area. Although liposuction can sometimes be conducted as part of an overall Thigh Lift Miami operation, it cannot address issues of sagging, dimpling, wrinkled or loose skin.

Recovering from Thigh Lift procedure

Because each patient is different, everyone’s recovery will vary to some degree. However, there are some commonalities that anyone receiving thigh-lift surgery from Prestige Aesthetic Center can expect:

  • Your incisions may be covered with dressings and bandages after the procedure;
  • Small tubes may be inserted to drain the areas;
  • Dr. Ghurani or Dr. Kagan will provide you with customized instructions about how to care for the incision sites;
  • Medications may be recommended or prescribed;
  • Follow-up appointments will be scheduled;
  • You will learn about specific symptoms to watch for that necessitate calling Prestige Aesthetic Center right away.

You will receive specific instructions about when you may resume light and normal activities and when you can begin to exercise again. Generally, however, strenuous exercise is not recommended until at least four to six weeks after surgery.

How much does Thigh Lift in Miami cost?

Although the Thigh Lift cost can seem prohibitive, many patients are willing to pay it because of the multitude of cosmetic advantages it affords. Most insurance plans do not cover Thigh Lift cost. However, many practices, including Prestige Aesthetic Center, offer flexible financing options that will help you to fit the procedure into your budget. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a thigh-lift in 2019 was $5,171. However, this figure does not take into account the costs of the operating room, anesthesia or additional medications you might require. During your free initial consultation, be sure to talk to the friendly Prestige Aesthetic Center staff about financing options.

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