Thigh Lift – Thighplasty – Baton Rouge, LA


If you happen to be unhappy with the way your thighs look, then you are not alone. For many women the joy of losing those extra pounds can easily be overshadowed by the appearance of wrinkles due to excess skin that has been left behind. A Thighplasty, also known as a Thigh Lift is a cosmetic procedure which is used to remove any excess skin or tissue from the outer, inner parts of the thigh area. This procedure is a great option for those women who want to get smoother, more youthful looking thighs.

That can be easily achieved with the help of a Thighplasty procedure. If you want to have a tight and smooth thigh, but are unable to even with the proper diet and exercise, then a thigh lift can help. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen in Baton Rouge, LA will re-contour the skin and tissue of the thighs, to improve its appearance. Apart from that, Thighplasty can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a lower body lift or tummy tuck to address the flabby appearance of those areas.

There are several causes to require a Thigh Lift. Of the most common it includes:

  • Weight Loss
  • Aging with deterioration of skin elasticity
  • Muscle Deterioration
  • Genetics

In order to improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin on your thighs, Baton Rouge, LA plastic surgeon, Dr. Taylor Theunissen, performs Thighplasty (Thigh Lifts) to help women and men regain more firm and youthful appearing thighs by removing excess skin and tissue from the legs. With years of body contouring experience under his belt, Dr. Theunissen can use the latest and minimal invasive techniques to reduce and re-shape the loosened skin around your thighs.

Ideal Candidates for a Thigh Lift Procedure with Dr. Theunissen:

  • Want younger, more firm looking legs
  • Weight loss or muscle loss has left the skin on thighs sagging and wrinkled
  • Previously have had liposuction which has left loose skin

More Firm and Youthful looking legs with a Thigh Lift

Can be performed in conjunction with other Procedures

Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office


Thigh Lift plastic surgery in Baton Rouge | Dr. Taylor Theunissen


During a Thigh Lift the amount of incisions required or their pattern will vary depending on the degree of correction that’s necessary for the desired results. The most common technique that is used during a Thighplasty is making an incision in the groin, and extending it downward before wrapping around the back of the thigh area. This allows the surgeon to reshape the underlying tissue matrix, and tighten the skin, making it smoother and more proportionate to the other body contours.

In some cases, the surgeon might recommend a minimal incision medial thigh lift which involves making an incision in the groin area alone, while in other cases, the surgeon may have to make an incision which extends around the hip from the groin area, when improving the contours of the outer thigh. More advanced techniques may also be used in the thigh lift procedure which involves incisions being made at strategic areas where they can be concealed by most types of clothing and swimsuits. No matter what procedure your surgeon recommends, the smoother and tighter contouring of the skin of your thighs will be apparent immediately after the procedure, right after the swelling has reduced.

The options of a Thigh Lift will be discussed with you preoperatively and will be recommended by your surgeon based upon your choice and required results. 


A Thighplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes around two to three hours to complete. It is normally considered to be an out-patient procedure, with the patient being allowed to either leave the same day of the surgery or stay the night depending on the observations of the surgeon and medical staff. A slight amount of bruising, swelling and pain should be expected around the area of the Thighplasty for at least one or two weeks post surgery. The surgeon normally recommends that the patient return to their normal activities, beginning with limited movement after two weeks, which is followed by more strenuous activity after the six to eight week period. Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen will provide scar care guidelines post surgery, but patients will experience the final results of their Thighplasty after around three months. That is, if the patient’s weight remains stable.


A typical thigh lift costs $6,000 to $10,000. The total cost will be higher if other surgeries are performed at the time of the thigh lift. The fee mentioned above does not include anesthesia or other related expenses. Insurance does not cover a thigh lift. Dr. Theunissen performs thigh lifts in Baton Rouge, in his state-of-the-art, In-Office O.R., with the support of experienced and licensed staff, which also includes a full-time Anesthesiologist to ensure optimal care for each patient.

•   Average Cost: $6,000 – $10,000

•   Recovery Time: 4-6 Weeks

•   Average Procedure Time: 3-4 Hours

•   Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient

•   Where: In-Office Operating Room

•   Insurance: Insurance does not cover Thigh Lift


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