Thigh Lift in Cleveland, OH
What is a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery is an aesthetic body contouring procedure that improves the contours of the thighs for a slim and natural appearance. Sometimes called “thighplasty,” thigh lifts are popular for patients who have experienced major weight loss and want to finish improving their appearances. Because a thigh lift and other surgical body lift techniques have been being practiced since the 1960s, plastic surgeons understand the way fat and skin are structured in the body and have the ability to restructure them into aesthetically appealing forms.
Though most people who wish to proceed with thigh lift surgery will be those who have experienced significant weight loss, thigh lift surgery can also benefit other people who wish to improve the aesthetic appearance of their legs. These include those with naturally occurring skin laxity, mothers after the birth of their children, and people experiencing skin laxity due to natural aging.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Cleveland, OH?
The cost of your thigh lift is going to depend on the extent of the procedure needed to help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Husni will go over the details of your thigh lift including its overall cost during the time of your private consultation. At Neo Aesthetic Institute, we are happy to offer financing options that allow you the comfort and convenience of paying for your procedure at your leisure.
How do I Prepare for my Thigh Lift?
Before your thigh lift, there are steps you must take in order to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly. The first step is to relay the expectations and desires to Dr. Husni at your initial consultation. This will allow him to decide whether a simple liposuction procedure is needed, liposuction and thigh lift surgery are both needed, or further contouring procedures are needed beyond the thigh lift.
After your surgery has been scheduled, we strongly advise you to cease smoking as well as taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, or other chemicals that thin the blood. You may also be asked to take a lab test to make sure you are healthy enough for the surgery, adjust your current medications, and take a picture for comparison after your thigh lift surgery.
If you are receiving your thigh lift on an outpatient basis, it is important to arrange a ride to and from the medical facility. There should also be a close friend, significant other, or family member to assist you with whatever you need the day of and after your thigh lift.
What Can I Expect During my Thigh Lift?
Before the surgery begins, you will receive either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable during your procedure. After the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Husni will begin making the first incisions. These incisions will vary depending on your personalized surgical plan. Common incisions featured in thigh lift surgeries extend from the groin area, head downward, and then wrap around the back of the thigh. Some incisions may be made on the outer and inner thighs depending on the extent of the work that needs to be done, though some thigh lift procedures only require a minimal incision. Whenever possible, Dr. Husni will keep the incisions along the bikini line so they are easily concealable after recovery.
Dr. Husni will then begin removing segments of the skin and the excess fat that is found in the thighs. He will lift the remaining skin, tighten it on the thighs, and make the thighs smoother. Dr. Husni will conclude your thigh lift by applying sutures to close the incisions. Drains may be inserted under the skin to eliminate excess fluids.
What Can I Expect During my Thigh Lift Recovery?
In order to make sure that there are no complications after your thigh lift surgery and that you are as comfortable as possible, there are certain measures that should be taken. Besides arranging for someone to assist you for the few days following your thigh lift procedure, you should also use the recommended dose of pain medication prescribed to by Dr. Husni. You will be asked to return to the medical facility five to 10 days after your thigh lift procedure in order to get your drains, stitches, and staples removed from your incision sites.
You will be asked to wear a compression garment for up to three to four weeks following your thigh lift. It is also recommended that you engage in light exercise following your procedure. Light exercise will help keep swelling down and help your incisions heal faster, as well as reduce the risk of developing blood clots. All regular activities are typically able to be resumed four to six weeks following thigh lift surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Though some patients may have just experienced major weight loss, they still may not be an ideal candidate for a thigh lift. Qualities for an ideal thigh lift surgery candidate include:
- A well-maintained, healthy body weight. Candidates should have already undergone their weight loss and have maintained a healthy weight for a period of time. A healthy weight to receive the surgery is generally within 15 percent of the patient’s ideal body weight.
- Those without healing disorders. If you have experienced any sort of healing problems after a past surgery or have experienced keloid scars, you may want to seek non-surgical skin tightening options. These issues will cause the scarring to be even more prominent and visible than the average patient.
- Non-smokers. Smoking prevents the healing process because the nicotine from cigarette smoke reduces the amount of blood circulation in the body. Smoking can also complicate and increase risks associated with anesthesia.
- Positive individuals with realistic expectations. Understanding what a thigh lift is and exactly what it changes is essential for a thigh lift candidate. You must understand that you will need to take care of yourself during the recovery process and maintain a healthy body weight in order to make your thigh lift results last for as long as possible. This includes maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping up a regular fitness regimen.
What is the price of Thigh Lift?
Thigh Lift can cost between $3,500-$4,500. Please schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today for an exact price.
With the latest technology and patient-based care, we at Neo Aesthetic Institute in Lyndhurst are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for patients in Cleveland, Akron and the surrounding areas of Ohio. Dr. Husni is invested in your care every step of the way. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today to reveal your truest beauty.