Loss of muscle mass, sagging skin, and various genetic factors can all affect the appearance and contours of your thighs. Once skin begins to lose elasticity, it can be extremely difficult to regain the firm and tight skin you used to have even with diet and exercise. Dr. Alan Larsen can perform a thigh lift in Atlanta to help your legs have slim and youthful contours while tightening the excess skin.
The thigh lift is most common with female patients, as well as men and women who have lost a large amount of weight and were left with excess folds of skin along the thighs. It is important to note that a thigh lift is not designed to address excess fat, but Dr. Larsen can perform it along with liposuction, as needed. The main goal of thigh lift surgery is to reduce excess skin that causes poor contours of the legs, and should only be performed once a healthy, stable weight has been reached. Many patients combine thigh lift with a body lift for more a significant enhancement.
Thigh Lift Surgery Next Steps
If you think a thigh lift may be the right surgery for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your thigh lift will start at $6,000. Click here for more information on financing your thigh lift surgery.
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Preparing for Thigh Lift Surgery
Dr. Larsen marks the upper portion of the thigh preoperatively. The specifics of your procedure will be customized to your unique situation. In the operating room, the marked area is infiltrated with a sterile saline solution containing a local anesthetic as well as an epinephrine solution to cut down on any bleeding or bruising. The skin is then carefully lifted and pulled into the desired position as Dr. Larsen then works to remove excess or loose skin. The deep tissues are approximated with sutures to improve the contours of your thighs. All of the sutures are beneath the skin and will not have to be removed. Your incisions are then closed and a compression garment is placed over your legs to start firming and re-contouring your new, lifted thighs.
After Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift recovery will require plenty of rest and some time away from work and other activities. The buttocks will be tender, and there is usually mild to moderate swelling or edema in the thigh and lower leg. This swelling usually starts to resolve within about five days of surgery with proper leg elevation.
Pain medications can typically control any tenderness very well, and most patients stop taking pain medication after about 3-5 days. A compression garment is worn for 6-8 weeks after surgery. This helps re-establish the contours and decrease swelling. It may also decrease healing time while adding comfort.
You will likely notice an immediate change in the look and feel of your thighs and legs once your surgery with Dr. Larsen is complete. As your body continues to heal, your legs will improve and the skin will feel tighter and firmer than before your surgery. The full results of thigh lift surgery are normally apparent after about 3-6 months, at which time your legs will appear slimmer and more youthful.
Thigh Lift Price:
Starting at: $5,500
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Alan N. Larsen, MD.
Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
Alan N. Larsen, MD.Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic SurgeonDr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
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