Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

THIGH LIFT – THIGHPLASTY – BATON ROUGE, LA

Thigh Lift(Thighplasty) Overview

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

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Dr. Theunissen’s Approach

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

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 down the inner/medial leg. 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. 

DURING AND AFTER SURGERY

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 leave the same day of the surgery. 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 1 week, which is followed by more strenuous activity after the 3 – 4 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 3 months. That is, if the patient’s weight remains stable.

DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

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 down the inner/medial leg. 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. 

DURING AND AFTER SURGERY

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 leave the same day of the surgery. 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 1 week, which is followed by more strenuous activity after the 3 – 4 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 3 months. That is, if the patient’s weight remains stable.

Plan Your Procedure

A thigh lift usually costs around $8,000. 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. A thigh lift is an outpatient procedure with a surgery time of about 3 – 3.5 hours. Partial recovery for a thigh lift is about 1 week, and a full recovery is closer to 1 month. 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

$8,000

Average Recovery Time

PARTIAL RECOVERY: 1 WEEK
FULL RECOVERY: 3-4 WEEKS

Average Procedure Time

3 – 3.5 HOURS

RECOVERY LOCATION

OUTPATIENT

PROCEDURE LOCATION

OUR PRIVATE O.R.

INSURANCE

INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER THIGH LIFT

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THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY OF BATON ROUGE

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Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY OF BATON ROUGE

5233 Dijon Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Call us

 225-218-6108

OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 1pm

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Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge has provided this website for informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Metarie, Hammond and other surrounding cities in Louisiana, including Lake Charles, Lafayette and Shreveport.